NEW YORK -- In Thursday’s session, Liquidity Services Inc (NASDAQ:LQDT) traded down nearly 13.50% on volume significantly higher than its average.
Liquidity reported a 52% rise in sales for its fiscal Q4 ended Sept. 30, to $122.3 million. It said per-share profit minus items doubled from its 2011 Q4 to 40 cents. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters were expecting 37 cents on sales of $114.6 million. However the company does anticipate that its recent acquisitions will eat into its bottom line for at least the next year. With that the company predicted its 2013 EPS of $2.05 to $2.23. The midpoint of that range was below the Street's expectations for $2.20. The stock has dropped below its 50-day moving average to levels last seen in February.
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Synacor Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNC) is another stock which has been catching strong attention as the stock continued to trade higher for the sixth consecutive session on Thursday. The stock has recovered almost 35% from its recent low of $4.50 following a 70% from its new high of $18 (mid July).
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Today’s big news is that Zynga Inc(NASDAQ:ZNGA) and Facebook Inc(NASDAQ:FB) have reworked their contract to reduce the intensity of their relationship that.
Shares of ZNGA have tumbled 9% in the pre-open session.
In regulatory filings on Thursday both companies disclosed that they would no longer be required to place ads on each other's properties.
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Zynga also said that it will no longer be required to use Facebook as the exclusive social site for its games or grant it exclusive games.
Facebook, while making similar disclosures also added that it can develop its own games after March next year. Its contract with Zynga prohibited it from doing that.
"In addition, effective on March 31, 2013, certain provisions related to web and mobile growth targets and schedules will no longer be applicable and Facebook will no longer be prohibited from developing its own games.
Further, Zynga's right to cross-promote between games on the Facebook web site will be governed by Facebook's standard terms of service," the filing said.
Facebook however was quick to point out that it did not intend to compete with Zynga in its own turf.
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