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 1.2%. By the end of trading, GameStop fell $0.62 (-1.2%) to $49.25 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,699,154 shares of GameStop exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,741,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $49.17-$50.15 after having opened the day at $49.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.87. Other companies within the Retail industry that declined today were: ALCO Stores ( ALCS), down 5.1%, QKL Stores ( QKLS), down 4.3%, Best Buy ( BBY), down 4.1% and dELiA*s ( DLIA), down 3.6%.

GameStop Corp. operates as a video game retailer. GameStop has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 98.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate GameStop a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates 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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the positive front, U.S. Auto Parts Network ( PRTS), up 14.2%, Gordman's Stores ( GMAN), up 12.6%, Christopher & Banks Corporation ( CBK), up 11.4% and Susser Holdings Corporation ( SUSS), up 5.7% , were all gainers within the retail industry with Walgreen Company ( WAG) 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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