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How to buy GameStop (GME) shares

Learn how to easily invest in GameStop shares.

GameStop Corp (GME) is a leading specialty retail business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$178.1 after a previous close of USD$181.71. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$167.8 to a high of USD$179.49. The latest price was USD$169.8 (25 minute delay). GameStop is listed on the NYSE and employs 12,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in GameStop

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – GME – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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How has Coronavirus impacted GameStop's stock price?

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

Its last market close was $169.8, which is 97.62% up on its pre-crash value of $4.04 and 5,231.41% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $3.1849.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of GameStop stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks 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 $42,986.57.

Is it a good time to buy GameStop stock?

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GameStop shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-22.
Open$178.10
High$179.49
Low$167.80
Close$169.80
Previous close$181.71
Change $-11.91
Change % -6.5544%
Volume 2,758,266
Information last updated 2021-10-23.
52-week range$10.36 - $483.00
50-day moving average $186.49
200-day moving average $187.20
Wall St. target price$88.00
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.99

GameStop stock price (NYSE: GME)

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

GameStop price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $169.8 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-15) -7.35%
1 month (2021-09-24) -8.30%
3 months (2021-07-23) -5.85%
6 months (2021-04-23) 12.32%
1 year (2020-10-23) 1,032.00%
2 years (2019-10-24) 2,544.86%
3 years (2018-10-24) 1,026.74%
5 years (2016-10-24) 575.42%

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 $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 $5.6 billion
Gross profit TTM $1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM -3.14%
Return on equity TTM -6.07%
Profit margin -1.19%
Book value $24.69
Market capitalisation $13 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting GameStop shares

There are currently 7.8 million GameStop shares held short by investors – that's known as GameStop's "short interest". This figure is 0.3% up from 7.8 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 3.1 million). GameStop's SIR currently stands at 2.56. In other words for every 100,000 GameStop shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2560 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 0.1% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 GameStop shares in existence, roughly 100 shares are currently held short) or 0.1681% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable GameStop shares, roughly 168 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.

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 $10.36 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 -1.7899. 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 overview

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.

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