GameStop Corp (GME) is a leading specialty retail business based in the US. It opened the day at $190.88 after a previous close of $191.38. During the day the price has varied from a low of $186.75 to a high of $194.78. The latest price was $191.23 (25 minute delay). GameStop is listed on the NYSE and employs 12,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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What’s going on with GameStop stock?
GameStop’s stock skyrocketed in late January after users of the Reddit board wallstreetbets began hyping it and lambasting hedge funds that shorted it. The wild moves led some brokers to restrict trading in the stock, contributing to a sharp drop. Since then, the stock has been very volatile but generally moved up, though it has not regained the January high.
Controversy over the stock erupted after its wild moves led to restrictions from some brokers on the stock’s sales. While those have passed, it remains prominent among the group of meme stocks driven in large part by social media activity. The stock has surged this year from about $17 a share, but it’s impossible to predict how this stock will move from here.
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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 close price was $191.23, which is 97.89% up on its pre-crash value of $4.04 and 5,904.27% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $3.18.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of GameStop shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $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 $48.00.
GameStop stock price (NYSE: GME)Use our graph to track the performance of GME stocks over time.
GameStop shares at a glance
|52-week range||$3.92 - $483.00|
|50-day moving average||$213.49|
|200-day moving average||$159.64|
|Wall St. target price||$88.33|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-1.78|
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GameStop price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-18)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-29)||-9.32%|
|3 months (2021-04-29)||8.54%|
|6 months (2021-01-25)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-25)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-25)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-25)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-25)||N/A|
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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $111.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a GameStop's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$5.3 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||-4.62%|
|Return on equity TTM||-17.7%|
|Market capitalisation||$13.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting GameStop shares
There are currently 8.2 million GameStop shares held short by investors – that's known as GameStop's "short interest". This figure is 31.3% down from 12.0 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 8.4 million). GameStop's SIR currently stands at 0.98. In other words for every 100,000 GameStop shares traded daily on the market, roughly 980 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 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 GameStop shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.1458% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable GameStop shares, roughly 146 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an 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 18 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 $3.92 up to $483. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 -2.0044. This would suggest that GameStop's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, GameStop has bucked the trend.
GameStop Corp. , a specialty retailer, provides games and entertainment products through its e-commerce properties and various stores in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. The company sells new and pre-owned video game platforms; accessories, such as 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 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 January 30, 2021, it operated 4,816 stores. The company was formerly known as GSC Holdings Corp.
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of GameStop is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 18.974% of GameStop shares are held by insiders and 40.866% by institutions. How many people work for GameStop?
Latest data suggests 12,000 work at GameStop. When does the fiscal year end for GameStop?
GameStop's fiscal year ends in January. Where is GameStop based?
GameStop's address is: 625 Westport Parkway, Grapevine, TX, United States, 76051 What is GameStop's ISIN number?
GameStop's international securities identification number is: US36467W1099 What is GameStop's CUSIP number?
GameStop's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 36467W109
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