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ZNGA

Zynga

$4.07

0.025 (0.62%)

10:50
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Flurry of activity in Zynga upside calls

Flurry of activity in Zynga upside calls. The stock flat at $4.05 and Oct 4.5 calls trade across the exchanges from 8 to 10c per contract. 19.2K changed hands against 11K open interest and the call buying includes a mix of opening and closing activity, according to data from ISE. The contract is struck 11% above spot and does not capture earnings, as Zynga reports again in November. Shares saw a 5.5% move higher to $4.06 on 8/2 after the last report, but haven't made any progress since that time and have added just a nickel YTD.

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ZNGA Zynga
$4.07

0.025 (0.62%)

08/09/18
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INITIATION

On The Fly: Top analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Pacific Biosciences (PACB) initiated with an Overweight at Cantor Fitzgerald by analyst Jordan Abrams, who thinks Pacific's long-read next generation sequencing platform is the industry standard for deep genomic analysis in human, plant, and animal genomes, as well as RNA. 2. Heico (HEI) initiated with a Neutral at Baird. 3. Zynga (ZNGA) initiated with an Underweight at Barclays. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/22/18
BARD
08/22/18
NO CHANGE
Target $4
BARD
Neutral
Star Wars license adds some out-year visibility to Zynga, says Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian believes the Star Wars license announced last night adds some visibility to Zynga's (ZNGA) out-year growth targets. The new Disney (DIS) license is a positive development for Zynga for the longer-term given the popularity of the Star Wars franchise, Sebastian tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes the deal the adds the potential for incremental live services revenues and further diversifies Zynga's game portfolio. That said, he does not expect a material contribution from new titles until 2020. As such, Sebastian keeps a Neutral rating on Zynga shares with a $4 price target. The stock in premarket trading is up 7.5%, or 28c, to $4.02.
08/22/18
BNCH
08/22/18
NO CHANGE
Target $5
BNCH
Buy
Disney licensing deal 'a big win for Zynga,' says Benchmark
Benchmark analyst Mike Hickey believes the Star Wars license with Disney (DIS) announced last night is a "big win" for Zynga (ZNGA), as it offers a more obvious path toward bookings growth and continued margin expansion. In a research note to investors, Hickey, who has a Buy rating and $5 price target on Zynga shares, says he sees around $100M in bookings growth in 2019, a combination of an estimated $40M from recent GG acquisition, continued growth from portfolio of live services and new game launches. The analyst also says he believes Zynga has regained market credibility via the Disney deal, signalling it is a trusted partner, and expects Zynga has the potential for other licensing deals.
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Fly Intel: Today's top analyst calls on Wall Street
Check out today's top analyst calls from around Wall Street, compiled by The Fly. SIDOTI UPGRADES SYSTEMAX TO BUY: Sidoti analyst Anthony Lebiedzinski upgraded Systemax (SYX) to Buy from Neutral. The analyst said the recent selloff in shares is overdone and maintained a $45 price target. Systemax shares are up 10.2% in morning trading. PIPER CUTS STARBUCKS TO NEUTRAL: Piper Jaffray analyst Nicole Miller Regan downgraded Starbucks (SBUX) last night to Neutral from Overweight and lowered her price target for the shares to $53 from $60. The motivation for the downgrade was another month of U.S. checks that suggested a lack of comp performance, Miller Regan said. The analyst believes shares of Starbucks will be "range bound at best" until U.S. trends improve. She sees issues around "inconsistent results, credibility of guidance, and management transitions." Miller Regan thinks the stock has "modest downside risk." MKM BOOSTS NETFLIX TARGET TO $395: MKM Partners analyst Rob Sanderson raised his price target for Netflix (NFLX) to $395 from $390 and kept a Buy rating on the shares after updating his estimates. The analyst said his "previous caution" on the shares is "now reversed" following the recent stock price correction. His subscriber ramp expectations are "somewhat lower" in the near-to-medium term but remain unchanged in the long-term. Netflix will approach full penetration of the U.S. over time, growing to 90M subscribers by 2025, Sanderson said. He continues to see over $40 per share in earnings power at 90M U.S. and 300M international subscribers, which he projected in the 2025 timeframe. Expectations for Netflix became "somewhat elevated, but have been appropriately moderated," Sanderson contended. He called the stock a "must-own for growth managers." BAIRD SAYS STAR WARS LICENSE ADDS VISIBILITY FOR ZYNGA: Baird analyst Colin Sebastian believes the Star Wars license announced adds some visibility to Zynga's (ZNGA) out-year growth targets. The new Disney (DIS) license is a positive development for Zynga for the longer-term given the popularity of the Star Wars franchise, Sebastian said. That said, he does not expect a material contribution from new titles until 2020. As such, Sebastian kept a Neutral rating on Zynga shares. Znga shares are up 7.6% in late morning trading. PIPER SAYS FACEBOOK USERS 'UNFAZED' BY ISSUES: Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson said his firm's survey of 1,300 Facebook (FB) and Instagram users leaves him confident that "most are unfazed by the negative news flow." The analyst kept an Overweight rating on Facebook shares with a $200 price target.

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