The pricing came in on the high end of the company's expected range of between $8.50 and $10 a share. Zynga is selling 100 million shares in the IPO with the stock set to make its debut on the Nasdaq on Friday.
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus
Analysts are largely mixed on how well Zynga will perform in the public markets.
Hudson Square analyst Daniel Ernst remains "positive on the offering" and believes its valuation is reasonable.
Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia
Earlier on Thursday, Zynga updated its S-1 filing to expand on the risks of losing its CEO and founder Mark Pincus after
chairman Eric Schmidt called him a "fearsome, strong negotiator."
Pincus had previously been criticized in reports for
at the company.
Zynga's offering comes at the end of a strong week for IPOs.
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Written by Olivia Oran in New York
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