SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR), today announced its head of derivatives, Joe Minton, sees opportunity by purchasing the January 2013 long call spread option in Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA), the world's leading provider of social game services with more than 290 million monthly active users playing its games.
The Merriman team recommends institutional investors gain an upside exposure in Zynga, while limiting risk. They may purchase the March 2013 $3.00/$6.00 long call spread for $0.66 – ZNGA is currently trading at $3.26.
Purchasing the spread minimizes the amount of cash an investor risks compared to purchasing the stock or calls outright. This long call spread takes advantage of upside skew in the option pricing by selling the further out of the money call option to offset the price of the purchased at the money call option. The position could result in a potential profit of approximately $2.34 if ZNGA closes above $6.00 by March 16, 2013.
About Merriman Capital, Inc.
Merriman Capital, Inc. is an investment banking firm providing equity and options execution services, market making, and differentiated research for high growth companies. The firm also provides capital raising, advisory, and M&A services. Merriman Capital, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR) and is the leading investment banking firm for OTCQX companies. For more information, please go to http://www.merrimanco.com/.
Merriman Capital, Inc. is a registered broker-dealer and member of The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) http://www.finra.org/ and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) http://www.sipc.org/.
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