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

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Zynga ( ZNGA) pushed the Internet industry higher today making it today's featured internet winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Zynga rose $0.11 (2.3%) to $4.87 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 51,649,459 shares of Zynga exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 20,747,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $4.74-$5.06 after having opened the day at $4.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.76. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were: Bankrate ( RATE), up 19.5%, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), up 11.6%, j2 Global ( JCOM), up 4.7% and China Finance Online ( JRJC), up 4.7%.

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 $2.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 15.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Zynga a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Zynga as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, CafePress ( PRSS), down 20.8%, Trulia ( TRLA), down 17.7%, Zillow ( Z), down 10.0% and Angie's List ( ANGI), down 6.5% , were all laggards within the internet industry with LinkedIn ( LNKD) being today's internet industry laggard.

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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