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

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Zynga ( ZNGA) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry higher today making it today's featured computer software & services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.8%. By the end of trading, Zynga rose $0.18 (3.6%) to $5.24 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 31,740,191 shares of Zynga exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 20,747,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $4.92-$5.26 after having opened the day at $5.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.06. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: Liquid Holdings Group ( LIQD), up 11.5%, NQ Mobile ( NQ), up 7.5%, Changyou.com ( CYOU), up 5.5% and Daegis ( DAEG), up 5.1%.

Zynga Inc. develops, markets, and operates online social games as live services played 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 Friday. 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, EPAM Systems ( EPAM), down 23.6%, Luxoft Holding Inc Class A ( LXFT), down 23.0%, Intelligent Systems ( INS), down 8.2% and Asure Software ( ASUR), down 5.5% , were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with Accenture PLC Class A ( ACN) being today's computer software & services industry laggard.

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