How to buy Zynga shares

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Zynga Inc is an electronic gaming & multimedia business with stocks listed in the US. Zynga shares (ZNGA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$11.04 – a decrease of -INF% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Zynga

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Zynga. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ZNGA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Zynga reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$11.04, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Zynga, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Zynga. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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Zynga share price

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Zynga shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUS$5.65 - US$12.32
50-day moving average US$10.5191
200-day moving average US$9.359
Target priceUS$13.04
PE ratio 138.7143
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.065

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Is it a good time to buy Zynga stock?

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Zynga price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.04 on 2021-02-25

1 week (2021-02-17) N/A
1 month (2021-01-24) N/A
3 months (2020-11-24) N/A
6 months (2020-08-24) N/A
1 year (2020-02-24) N/A
2 years (2019-02-24) N/A
3 years (2018-02-24) N/A
5 years (2016-02-24) N/A

Is Zynga under- or over-valued?

Valuing Zynga stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Zynga's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Zynga's P/E ratio

Zynga's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 139x. In other words, Zynga shares trade at around 139x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Zynga's PEG ratio

Zynga's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.28. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Zynga's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Zynga's EBITDA

Zynga's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$319.2 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Zynga's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Zynga financials

Revenue TTM US$2 billion
Gross profit TTM US$1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM -4.69%
Return on equity TTM -17.47%
Profit margin -21.74%
Book value 2.724
Market capitalisation US$12.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Zynga shares

There are currently 69.9 million Zynga shares held short by investors – that's known as Zynga's "short interest". This figure is 38.4% down from 113.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Zynga shares can be evaluated.

Zynga's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Zynga's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Zynga shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Zynga shares traded daily (recently around 25.1 million). Zynga's SIR currently stands at 2.79. In other words for every 100,000 Zynga shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2790 shares are currently held short.

However Zynga's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Zynga shares, or, against the total number of tradable Zynga shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Zynga's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Zynga shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0694% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Zynga shares, roughly 69 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Zynga.

Find out more about how you can short Zynga stock.

Zynga share dividends

We're not expecting Zynga to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Zynga share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Zynga's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$5.65 up to US$12.32. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Zynga's is 0.1243. This would suggest that Zynga's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Zynga overview

Zynga Inc. develops, markets, and operates social games as live services in the United States and internationally. The company's games are played on mobile platforms, such as Apple iOS and Google's Android operating systems, as well as on social networking sites, such as Facebook and Snapchat. It also provides advertising services comprising mobile advertisements, engagement advertisements and offers, and branded virtual items and sponsorships to advertising networks, agencies, and brokers; and licenses its own brands. The company was formerly known as Zynga Game Network Inc. and changed its name to Zynga Inc. in November 2010. Zynga Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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