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Zynga Inc (ZNGA): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Laggard

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Zynga (ZNGA) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry lower today making it today's featured Computer Software & Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Zynga fell $0.06 (-2.0%) to $2.94 on light volume. Throughout the day, 13,804,592 shares of Zynga exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24,983,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.93-$3.00 after having opened the day at $2.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.00. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that declined today were: Perion Network (PERI), down 14.3%, Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution (KONE), down 13.4%, BOS Better Online Solutions (BOSC), down 8.7% and Helios and Matheson Analytics (HMNY), down 6.2%.

Zynga Inc. develops, markets, and operates online social games as live services on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms in the United States and internationally. Zynga has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 27.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Zynga a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 16 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Zynga as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, ChannelAdvisor (ECOM), up 12.2%, Cimatron (CIMT), up 8.7%, Marketo (MKTO), up 8.5% and Tableau Software Inc Class A (DATA), up 7.2% , were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with Oracle Corporation (ORCL) being today's featured computer software & services industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the computer software & services industry could consider iShares S&P NA Tech Software Idx (IGV) while those bearish on the computer software & services industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology (REW).

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