Zynga Shares Trading Higher Ahead of Fourth-Quarter Earnings

Zynga is trading higher this morning after an analyst upgraded the company’s stock to “buy.” The social games company will report fourth-quarter earnings this afternoon. The stock was up nearly 6 percent to $2.70 a share after Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said it was more optimistic about the company’s performance and investors’ increased appetite for public companies with developing businesses models. The company is expecting earnings of up to $162 million before some expenses on quarterly bookings of up to $1.1 billion.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

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