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‘My Worst Call’: Wedbush’s Pachter

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An "outperform" rating on Zynga was terribly wrong, but the online gaming company still stands to be profitable next year, Wedbush Securities Managing Director Michael Pachter said Friday on CNBC.

"This is the worst call I've ever made in my life," he said. "But look, there's value in Zynga. They have 300 million users. The equity is trading at something like 20 cents, 25 cents, so you're talking about enterprise value of something like $250, $300 million on $1.1 billion in revenue."

As for the expiration of Zynga's deal with Facebook that allows the gaming company to host games outside the social media platform, Pachter wasn't overly concerned.

"Big deal, Facebook can make gains. They're not going to," he said.

Instead, Zynga could see an increase in cash flow, Pachter added.

"They're going to go profitable next year," he said. "I think the stock's going to go up."

Facebook, meanwhile, has a catalyst ahead sure to drive its stock price higher, Pachter said.

"I think a lot of people are overlooking that Facebook has to go in the S&P 500 sometime in next several months, and when it does, you know, rule of thumb is, about 20 percent of the float gets sucked up by index funds, so I think there's going to be a lot of buying demand," he said.

Pachter called Facebook "just a fundamentally good company" that would see positive ad revenues this quarter, especially with spending from political campaigns.

No change on Pachter's price target, though. "Thirty-five's plenty," he said.

Pachter also explained why he initiated coverage of LinkedIn with a "neutral" rating.

"LinkedIn really is a neutral if ever there was a stock," he said. "It's a great service, a great product, they've got great growth potential, but a $106 price tells you these guys are going to make $8 a share five years from now, and that's about the right number."

If that's the case, investors have better options.

"You'll make more money in Facebook than you will in LinkedIn in the next year," he said.

Written by Bruno J. Navarro, CNBC.com Producer.

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