GameStop Corp (GME): Today's Featured Retail Laggard

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GameStop ( GME) pushed the Retail industry lower today making it today's featured Retail laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, GameStop fell $0.96 (-1.9%) to $48.90 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 5,486,332 shares of GameStop exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,087,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $48.76-$50.72 after having opened the day at $50.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.86. Other companies within the Retail industry that declined today were: China Jo-Jo Drugstores ( CJJD), down 8.2%, SUPERVALU ( SVU), down 6.0%, Alon Blue Square Israel ( BSI), down 5.9% and Christopher & Banks Corporation ( CBK), down 4.5%.

GameStop Corp. operates as a video game retailer. GameStop has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 98.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate GameStop a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates GameStop as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the positive front, China Nepstar Chain Drugstore ( NPD), up 7.4%, dELiA*s ( DLIA), up 5.0%, RadioShack ( RSH), up 4.9% and Liberator Medical Holdings ( LBMH), up 4.8% , were all gainers within the retail industry with Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD) being today's featured retail industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the retail industry could consider SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT) while those bearish on the retail industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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