On Monday, Shares of Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), subtract -1.72% and closed at $2.86 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $2.84 and $2.92. Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), a leading social game developer, recently declared that the Company has designated Gerard Griffin as Chief Financial Officer effective right away. Griffin will oversee accounting, finance and shareholder relations, and will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Frank Gibeau.
“Gerard’s 25 years of financial experience and deep understanding of the games, media and technology industries will be instrumental to Zynga,” said Gibeau. “His disciplined financial leadership and approach of working closely with teams to deliver high margin digital revenue, coupled with his ability to navigate business turnarounds, will assist put us in a stronger position to achieve long-term growth.”
Griffin, 49, brings to Zynga more than two decades of industry experience in financial and operational administration within the gaming, media and technology sectors. Before joining Zynga, Griffin spent more than 10 years at Electronic Arts, Inc., a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Finance where he was the finance leader for EA’s Studios, Marketing and Publishing organizations. Before that, he spent more than six years in Geneva, Switzerland as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for EA International. In that role, Griffin oversaw EA’s international finance functions and served as the lead finance partner to EA’s Chief Operating Officer and Global Publishing organization.
Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), DROPPED -0.55% and closed at $53.84 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $53.67 and $54.15. The company’s Market capitalization is $79.98 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 1.47 Billion. Starbucks (SBUX) recently opened its first store in Englewood in the South Side of Chicago at 63rd and Halsted. The store is part of Starbucks nationwide program to support local economic development in at least 15 diverse, low- to- medium-income communities by 2018. Three such locations have already opened in Ferguson, Phoenix and the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, NY. Similar to those stores, the new location in Englewood will support efforts to revitalize the community by creating meaningful local jobs, providing an exclusive in-store job skills training program for youth, and investing in local minority-owned contractors and suppliers. Starbucks also declared plans to expand the national program to five new communities in 2017, counting neighborhoods in the Baltimore, Birmingham, Long Beach, CA, Miami, and Seattle areas.
“While communities like Englewood have been plagued by crime, poverty, and a severe lack of opportunity, there is in fact a long-term movement underway to revitalize these neighborhoods and return the story to one of hope, resilience and progress,” said Rodney Hines, director for community investments for Starbucks U.S. Retail Operations. “Our aim with this program is to show that when the private and public sectors come together to drive meaningful investment, we can create new jobs and economic opportunities that have the potential to reverberate for generations to come. Opening in Englewood is not just an opportunity to grow our business, but to be part of a local solution for social change.”
For Starbucks, the new store in Englewood and others like it form a key part of the company’s long-term commitment to connect opportunity youth – 16-24 year olds who are out of work and school – to jobs. Nationally, 1 in 7 young people are disconnected from the economy, a challenge that is exponentially worse in low-income communities, particularly among people of color. In Englewood, where an estimated 72% of people ages 20-24 are unemployed1, Starbucks plans to work with local community groups and civic leaders to provide a pathway to opportunity for its local partners (employees) through training and development, career options, and industry-leading benefits that include the opportunity to get an online, tuition-free bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan.
Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN), gained 1.91% and closed at $99.28 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $98.93 and $101.25. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $49.95 and reached to max level of $109.50. Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its auxiliaries, develops, owns, and operates destination casino resorts. It operates in two segments, Macau Operations and Las Vegas Operations. The company operates Wynn Macau and Encore at Wynn Macau resort located in the Peoples Republic of China. As of February 12, 2016, its Macau resorts feature had about 284,000 square feet of casino space, which offered 24-hour gaming and a range of games with 458 table games and 708 slot machines, private gaming salons, sky casinos, and a poker; 2 luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,008 guest rooms and suites; casual and fine dining in 8 restaurants; about 57,000 square feet of retail shopping, counting stores and boutiques; about 31,000 square feet of space for lounges and meeting facilities; recreation and leisure facilities, counting 2 health clubs, spas, a salon, and a pool; and the Rotunda show. The company also owned and operated Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas resort with a total of 4,748 hotel rooms, suites, and villas; 232 table games; 1,866 slot machines; a race and sports book and poker room in about 186,000 square feet of casino gaming space, counting a sky casino and private gaming salons; 34 food and beverage outlets; 2 spas and salons; lounges; and about 99,000 square feet of retail shopping space. Its Las Vegas resorts also offer 3 nightclubs and a beach club; wedding chapels; an 18-hole golf course; about 290,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; a theater; and 2 showrooms, in addition to a water-based theatrical production and entertainment production.