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GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME)’s Downward Trend Continues

The trading price of GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) closed lower on Tuesday, May 23, closing at $23.16, -4.34% lower than its previous close.

Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it fluctuated between $22.8003 and $23.90. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $47.99 and a 52-week low of $15.41. Over the past month, the stock has gained 16.21% in value.

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GameStop Corp., whose market valuation is $7.37 billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report May 30, 2023 – Jun 05, 2023. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by -$0.12 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of -$0.3 for 2024 and -$0.37 for 2025. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of 70.60% this year and -23.30% next year.

Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $1.36 billion for the current quarter, with the likely lows of $1.34 billion and highs of $1.39 billion. The average estimate suggests sales will likely down by -1.50% this quarter compared to what was recorded in the comparable quarter last year. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2024 is $5.88 billion. The company’s revenue is forecast to drop by -0.70% over what it did in 2024.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of GameStop Corp. No upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest GME has a Hold on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a Hold, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently Hold.

Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned GME a recommendation rating is 2. Out of them, 1 rate it a Hold, while 0 recommend Buy, whereas 0 assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged GameStop Corp. (GME) as Underweight, while 1 advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Underweight, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

A quick review shows that GME’s price is currently 12.82% off the SMA20 and 11.26% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 60.64, and weekly volatility stands at 6.04%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 4.45%. GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME)’s beta value is currently sitting at -0.22, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 1.06. With analysts defining $6.50-$20.00 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $13.25 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about 71.93% off the estimated low and 13.64% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if GME’s share price rises to $13.25, which is the median consensus price. At that level, GME’s share price would be 42.79% above current price.

To see how GameStop Corp. stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: GME stock’s performance was -4.34% in the latest trading, and -3.16% in the past year, while Apple Inc. (AAPL) has traded -1.52% on the day and positioned 24.69% higher than it was a year ago. Another comparable company AT&T Inc. (T) saw its stock close -1.71% lower in the most recent trading session but was down -21.08% in a year. Furthermore, Best Buy Co. Inc. (BBY) showed a decrease of -1.18% on the day while its price kept declining at -3.97% over the past year. Also in last trading session, the S&P 500 Index has plunged -1.12%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative session, down -0.69% on the day.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) indicates that the 3-month average is 4.49 million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 3.03 million.

Currently, records show that 304.50 million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 15.54% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 26.00%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Apr 27, 2023, stood at 57.71 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 19.77 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 18.94% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in April were up slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 56.72 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen 25.46% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.

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