Would You Rather Buy a Struggling Game Company or a Struggling Grocery Chain?

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Zynga ( ZNGA ), maker of FarmVille and Words With Friends, forecast a loss in the third quarter and lowered its financial outlook.

Wall Street had been expecting a break-even quarter, not a net loss of $90 million to $105 million. So investors promptly punished the stock.

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And here's the longer view.

ZNGA data by YCharts

Smart-ass investors immediately started joking that Zynga stock is cheaper than some of the fake currency it offers in its games. Right, and it's also cheaper than Supervalu ( SVU ).

ZNGA data by YCharts

Don't bother charting PE. Neither have earnings.

From the editors of YCharts. YCharts Pro Investor Service includes professional stock charts , stock ratings and portfolio strategies .



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



This article appears in: investing , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: SVU , ZNGA

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