Here’s Why GameStop Corp. (GME) Stock Rose 5.84% Today

The biggest gainers of the session on the Wall Street include GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), which rose 0.29 points or 5.84% to trade at $5.34 as last check. The stock closed last session at $5.05 and sets an active trading volume day with a reported 1964734 contracts so far this session. GME shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 7.78 million shares, but with a 86.6 million float and a -6.83% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for GME stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $4.89 per share. This means the stock has a potential decrease of -8.43% from where the GME share price has been trading recently which is between $4.96 and $5.15.

During the recent trading session for GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.21 over a week and surge $0.93 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $16.9, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 01/18/19. The recent low of $3.15 stood for a -68.38% since 08/15/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 0.44 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is less than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to.

Looking at the current readings for GameStop Corp., the two-week RSI stands at 60.41. This figure suggests that GME stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current GME readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 39.6% at this stage. This figure means that GME share price today is being neutral.

Technical chart claims that GameStop Corp. (GME) would settle between $5.15/share to $5.24/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $4.96 mark, then the market for GameStop Corp. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $4.86 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.2. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at BofA/Merrill lifted target price for shares of GME but were stick to Underperform recommendation for the stock in their opinion released on August 20. The price target has been raised from $4 to $2.50. The Benchmark Company analysts again handed out a Sell recommendation to GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) stock but they lifted target price for the shares in a flash note issued to investors on June 05. The target price has been raised from $9 to $5. Analysts at Credit Suisse are sticking to their Underperform stance. However, on May 20, they lifted price target for these shares to $7 from $10.

GME equity has an average rating of 2.5, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 10 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 7 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 3 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while others rated it as a sell. 1 analysts rated GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) as a buy or a strong buy while 2 advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, GME stock price is currently trading at 4.41X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 0 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 45.4. GameStop Corp. current P/B ratio of 0.6 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 9.4.