How to buy GameStop shares

The video game retailer catapulted to dizzying heights after capturing the imagination of retail investors in the meme stock craze. Find out how and where to buy GameStop shares.

GameStop (GME) is an American electronics and video game retailer with thousands of stores - and unless you’ve been living under a rock - you’ve probably come across this stock in recent years. Largely because GameStop found itself at the centre of meme stock mania and it continues to be a fan favourite investment.

The company successfully defeated the short-selling sharks with the help of retail investors coming together through Reddit. And today, GameStop shares remain ever-popular and hugely volatile. Find out how you can buy GameStop shares, along with the cheapest UK investing platforms to buy and sell GME stock.

How to buy shares in GameStop

  1. Open a brokerage account. Choose from our top broker picks or compare brokers in depth. Then, complete an application.
  2. Fund your account. Add money to your account via bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  3. Search the platform by ticker symbol. GME in this case.
  4. Choose an order type. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares or dollar amount.
  5. Submit the order. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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Alternative ways to invest in GameStop

Buying shares in just one company is generally considered a riskier bet than investing in a range of investments - AKA a "diversified portfolio". Experts generally recommend holding a mix of investments in specific assets and funds. Funds are ready-made portfolios of multiple companies' shares (potentially including GameStop), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

GameStop is a major part of the NYSE, so it's included in many global funds and investment trusts, as well as tracker-style exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Latest updates for GameStop

May 15, 2024: After blasting off to the moon, the GameStop share price has now lost some momentum, falling by around 19%, but the stock price remains at a much higher level than just a week ago.

May 13, 2024: GameStop shares have roared back into life, up by over 90% in the past week and over 200% in the past month. This came in part due to the resurfacing of "Roaring Kitty", the Reddit user who kickstarted the whole GameStop meme stock craze back in 2021, his posts haven't even mentioned GameStop.

Is it a good time to buy GameStop stock?

Review technicals and fundamentals to help you determine if now's a good time for you to invest.

Technical analysis

View GameStop's price performance, share price volatility, historical data and technicals.

Use our graph to track the performance of GME stock over time.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, GameStop's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.95 up to $64.83. 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 -0.211. 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.

Historical closes compared with the last close of $19

1 week (2024-05-16)-14.45%
1 month (2024-04-25)59.66%
3 months (2024-02-25)38.89%
6 months (2023-11-23)55.74%
1 year (2023-05-25)-18.28%
2 years (2022-05-25)-85.21%
3 years (2021-05-25)-92.17%
5 years (2019-05-23)142.97%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

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Is GameStop under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the GameStop P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA.

GameStop's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1016x. In other words, GameStop's shares trade at around 1016x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United States stock markets on average as of November 09, 2023 (20.44). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

However, GameStop's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the industry or those of similar companies.

GameStop's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.86. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.

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.

However, it's sensible to consider GameStop's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

GameStop's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $24.5 million (£0.0 million).

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

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