Zynga Inc (ZNGA): Today's Featured Internet Laggard

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Zynga ( ZNGA) pushed the Internet industry lower today making it today's featured Internet laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Zynga fell $0.08 (-2.8%) to $2.75 on average volume. Throughout the day, 23,186,231 shares of Zynga exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 23,872,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.74-$2.85 after having opened the day at $2.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.83. Other companies within the Internet industry that declined today were: LookSmart ( LOOK), down 8.1%, Taomee Holdings ( TAOM), down 7.5%, Jiayuan.com International ( DATE), down 7.3% and MeetMe ( MEET), down 6.6%.

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 19.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, NetEase ( NTES), up 10.7%, Net Element International ( NETE), up 10.5%, Geeknet ( GKNT), up 7.3% and QuinStreet ( QNST), up 4.9% , were all gainers within the internet industry with Equinix ( EQIX) being today's featured internet industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the internet industry could consider First Trust Dow Jones Internet Idx ( FDN) while those bearish on the internet industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).

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