GameStop Corp. [NYSE: GME] gained 13.33% or 5.41 points to close at $46.00 with a heavy trading volume of 19196753 shares. The company report on February 16, 2021 that CEOs of GameStop, FansUnite, ESE and Activision Blizzard Driving New Trends in E-Sports, I-Gaming and Digital Entertainment.
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It opened the trading session at $46.69, the shares rose to $48.51 and dropped to $42.40, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for GME points out that the company has recorded 897.83% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -1689.88% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 33.89M shares, GME reached to a volume of 19196753 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about GameStop Corp. [GME]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for GME shares is $13.44 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on GME stock is a recommendation set at 3.50. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
BofA Securities have made an estimate for GameStop Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underperform, with their previous recommendation back on January 27, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Telsey Advisory Group raised their target price from $22 to $33. The new note on the price target was released on January 25, 2021, representing the official price target for GameStop Corp. stock. On December 09, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for GME shares from 6 to 5.
The Average True Range (ATR) for GameStop Corp. is set at 42.60, with the Price to Sales ratio for GME stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.62. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 9.02, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.38. Price to Free Cash Flow for GME in the course of the last twelve months was 21.56 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.50.
Trading performance analysis for GME stock
GameStop Corp. [GME] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -12.21. With this latest performance, GME shares gained by 6.90% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 897.83% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 1038.61% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for GME stock in for the last two-week period is set at 46.05, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 43.17, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.70 for GameStop Corp. [GME]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 55.83, while it was recorded at 44.55 for the last single week of trading, and 19.74 for the last 200 days.
GameStop Corp. [GME]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and GameStop Corp. [GME] shares currently have an operating margin of +0.71 and a Gross Margin at +29.52. GameStop Corp.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -7.18.
Return on Total Capital for GME is now 2.31, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -27.57. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -47.69, with Return on Assets sitting at -13.53. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, GameStop Corp. [GME] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 194.36. Additionally, GME Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 66.03, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 42.14. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 155.21, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 52.73.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, GameStop Corp. [GME] managed to generate an average of -$33,171 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 46.84 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.88.GameStop Corp.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.
GameStop Corp. [GME]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, GameStop Corp. posted 1.27/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.79/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 60.80%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for GME.
An analysis of insider ownership at GameStop Corp. [GME]
There are presently around $3,384 million, or 95.00% of GME stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GME stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 9,276,087, which is approximately -2.706% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 9,217,335 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $424.0 million in GME stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $237.46 million in GME stock with ownership of nearly -2.383% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in GameStop Corp. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 96 institutional holders increased their position in GameStop Corp. [NYSE:GME] by around 15,965,677 shares. Additionally, 129 investors decreased positions by around 19,538,825 shares, while 32 investors held positions by with 38,061,973 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 73,566,475 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GME stock had 47 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,010,063 shares, while 39 institutional investors sold positions of 8,244,531 shares during the same period.