1-Star Stocks Poised to Keep Plunging: Zynga?


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, online social games operator Zynga (NAS: ZNGA) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Zynga and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Zynga facts

Headquarters (Founded)

San Francisco (2007)

Market Cap

$1.8 billion


Home entertainment software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.3 billion


Founder/Chairman/CEO Mark Pincus
CFO David Wehner

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$1.2 billion / $100.0 million


Activision Blizzard (NAS: ATVI)
Electronic Arts (NAS: EA)

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 40% of the 879 members who have rated Zynga believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, GenFrogKing, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:

Zynga has some fun games, yes, and it's powered by Facebook (NAS: FB) , yes. However, the fact that it relies mostly on eCommerce that is optional does not make for a very good business model. Plus, although Facebook is integral to the Internet presently, Facebook has also been declining a lot in popularity (it's just not hip anymore).

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