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Zynga Shares Slide After J.P. Morgan Downgrade

Shares of Zynga were down nearly 6 percent Monday morning following a J.P. Morgan downgrade from “overweight” to “neutral.” The note comes after a 51 percent run-up since last January, which analyst Doug Anmuth attributed to investors’ focus on social gaming, the possibility of the legalization of online gambling and optimism over Zynga’s recently-announced game platform, which pushed Zynga shares up 10 percent last Thursday. But Anmuth says he believes “game economics will not change for Zynga, and it will likely take some time to drive traffic to the new site.”


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”