NEW YORK (
(FB - Get Report) was a big loser in premarket trading on Thursday as the social networker prepares to report its first quarterly results as a public company.
The Menlo Park, Calif.-based firm, which made an
eventful IPO in May, slipped 5.83% to $27.63 ahead of its second-quarter results. Facebook, which reports after market close, is also one of the most active premarket
Nasdaq stocks on share volume of 923,400.
Analysts surveyed by
Thomson Reuters are looking for Facebook to report revenue of $1.15 billion and earnings of 12 cents a share.
(ZNGA - Get Report), however, is an even bigger laggard, tumbling 40.33% to $3.03 after its weak
second-quarter earnings report on Wednesday.
The social gamer, which derives a significant portion of its revenue from Facebook, reported second-quarter earnings of 1 cent a share on $332 million in revenue. Analysts surveyed by
were looking for earnings of 6 cents a share and revenue of $344.85 million.
Zynga is also the most active premarket Nasdaq stock on share volume of 4,432,187.
Hard drive maker
(WDC - Get Report)
is a big gainer, rising 17.03% to $38 after reporting strong fourth-quarter results and offering robust guidance on Wednesday.
Western Digital's beat also boosted rival
(STX - Get Report)
, pushing the company's shares up 12.5% to $29.60 before market open. Seagate, which reported certain preliminary numbers earlier this month, reports its full fourth-quarter results on Monday.
(FTNT - Get Report)
is another winner on Thursday, rising 12.51% to $25.19 as investors respond positively to the company's healthy
will be live-blogging Facebook's second-quarter results at 3.45 PM ET:
--Written by James Rogers in New York.
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