Hot Stock To Watch: Zynga (ZNGA) Beats Earnings Estimates

While everyone waits to buy the Facebook IPOZynga, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA), developer of online games for Facebook such as Mafia Wars, Cityville and Farmville, is a good stock to buy now after the company beat Wall Street analysts expectations in its very first quarterly earnings report since becoming a public company. ZNGA closed yesterday at $14.352.

For the quarter ending Dec. 31,2011, ZNGA reported Revenue of $311.2 million, non-GAAP earnings of $37.2 million, or $0.05 per common stock. Wall Street analysts were expecting profit of only 3 cents per share of common stock on revenue of $301.1 million, 10 million less than ZNGA reported.

ZNGA projects non-GAAP earnings of $0.24 to $0.28 per share of common stock for fiscal 2012, above the current consensus of $0.22 per share of common stock.

According to Thompson/First Call; 2 Analysts have ZNGA rated as a Strong Buy, 3 as a Buy, 4 as a Hold and 1 as an Underperform rating

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