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Zynga, Unfazed by Market Crash, May be Coiling for a Breakout

NASDAQ:ZNGA   ZYNGA INC
At times like this, with the vast majority of stocks below their 200-day simple moving averages ( SMA ), a name like Zynga stands out.

The video-game developer has consolidated in a key price zone for the last 10 months. It gapped higher on a strong earnings report in early February and then slid along with the rest of the market as coronavirus spread.

But it barely pulled back. ZNGA only closed below its 200-day SMA a handful of times before clawing higher. It made its low on March 17, almost a week before the broader S&P 500 . The longer-term chart also seems to be forming a cup-and-handle pattern.


ZNGA was already benefiting from stronger ad revenue before the coronavirus correction. Now it has the added catalyst of users spending more time on their mobile devices as they stay home. Analysts including Cowen and Bank of America have cited this trend in research notes. Oppenheimer also initiated the stock at “outperform” on March 18 with a $7.50 target price.

Traders may want to watch ZNGA around its current levels. The stock had a weekly high of $6.85 on March 10, which was resistance again last Friday. A breakout of this zone, combined with potential steadying in the market, may draw buyers. Given how long it’s consolidated, now could be the time for an upside extension off the 200-day SMA .

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IT will retest $7, I've learned to never buy at the top of a move.
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market volatility so strong
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