How to buy Zynga shares

Learn how to easily invest in Zynga shares.

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Monday, Jan. 10: Shares of Zynga surged more than 40% after news reports said it would be acquired by Take Two Interactive Software (TTW0) in a deal worth more than $12 billion..

Zynga Inc (ZNGA) is a publicly traded electronic gaming and multimedia business based in the US which employs around 2,950 staff. Zynga is listed on the NASDAQ and traded in US dollars.

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  2. Open your account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: ZNGA in this case.
  5. Research shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your shares. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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Alternative ways to invest in Zynga

Buying shares in just one company is generally considered a riskier bet than investing in a range of investments - AKA a "diversified portfolio". Experts generally recommend holding a mix of investments in specific assets and funds. Funds are ready-made portfolios of multiple companies' shares (potentially including Zynga), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

Zynga is a major part of the NASDAQ, so it's included in many global funds and investment trusts, as well as tracker-style exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Is it a good time to buy Zynga stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is Zynga under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Zynga P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Zynga's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.28. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Zynga's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Zynga's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $502.4 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Zynga's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

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