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GameStop Corp is a specialty retail business based in the US. GameStop shares (GME) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. GameStop employs 14,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.6 billion.

How to buy shares in GameStop

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for GameStop. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GME. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until GameStop reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$13.91, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of GameStop, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of GameStop. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted GameStop's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, GameStop's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$13.91, which is 70.96% up on its pre-crash value of USD$4.04 and 336.75% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$3.1849.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of GameStop shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$964.54 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$3,521.46.

GameStop share price

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GameStop shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$13.91
52-week range USD$2.57 - USD$15.1
50-day moving average USD$9.5709
200-day moving average USD$5.8262
Wall St. target price USD$6.96
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (8.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-10.664

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Is it a good time to buy GameStop stock?

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GameStop price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $13.91 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-20) 9.44%
1 month (2020-10-27) 9.61%
3 months (2020-08-27) 164.95%
6 months (2020-05-27) 196.59%
1 year (2019-11-27) 119.06%
2 years (2018-11-27) -5.50%
3 years (2017-11-27) -23.45%
5 years (2015-11-27) -61.37%

Is GameStop under- or over-valued?

Valuing GameStop stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of GameStop's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

GameStop's PEG ratio

GameStop's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.86. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into GameStop's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

GameStop's EBITDA

GameStop's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$111.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a GameStop's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

GameStop financials

Revenue TTM USD$5.6 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM -3.56%
Return on equity TTM -57.56%
Profit margin -6.07%
Book value $5.403
Market capitalisation USD$900.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting GameStop shares

There are currently 68.6 million GameStop shares held short by investors – that's known as GameStop's "short interest". This figure is 18.6% up from 57.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting GameStop shares can be evaluated.

GameStop's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

GameStop's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of GameStop shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of GameStop shares traded daily (recently around 13.3 million). GameStop's SIR currently stands at 5.15. In other words for every 100,000 GameStop shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5150 shares are currently held short.

However GameStop's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of GameStop shares, or, against the total number of tradable GameStop shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case GameStop's short interest could be expressed as 1.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 GameStop shares in existence, roughly 1050 shares are currently held short) or 3.023% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable GameStop shares, roughly 3023 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against GameStop.

Find out more about how you can short GameStop stock.

GameStop share dividends

We're not expecting GameStop to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have GameStop's shares ever split?

GameStop's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 March 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your GameStop shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for GameStop shares which in turn could have impacted GameStop's share price.

GameStop share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, GameStop's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.57 up to $15.1. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GME.US volatility(beta: 1.12)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while GameStop's is 1.1169. This would suggest that GameStop's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

GameStop overview

GameStop Corp. operates as a multichannel video game, consumer electronics, and collectibles retailer in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. The company sells new and pre-owned video game platforms; accessories, including controllers, gaming headsets, virtual reality products, and memory cards; new and pre-owned video game software; and in-game digital currency, digital downloadable content, and full-game downloads, as well as network points cards, and prepaid digital and prepaid subscription cards. It also sells collectibles comprising licensed merchandise primarily related to the video game, television, and movie industries, as well as pop culture themes. The company operates its stores and e-commerce sites under the GameStop, EB Games, and Micromania brands; and collectibles stores under the Zing Pop Culture and ThinkGeek brand, as well as offers Game Informer, a print and digital video game publication featuring reviews of new title releases, game tips, and news regarding the video game industry. As of February 1, 2020, the company operated 5,509 stores across 14 countries. The company was formerly known as GSC Holdings Corp. GameStop Corp. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas.

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