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

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GameStop ( GME) pushed the Retail industry higher today making it today's featured retail winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, GameStop rose $0.53 (1.5%) to $36.14 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,643,926 shares of GameStop exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,724,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $35.33-$36.46 after having opened the day at $35.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.61. Other companies within the Retail industry that increased today were: Rite Aid Corporation ( RAD), up 5.9%, Aeropostale ( ARO), up 5.5%, Delhaize Group ( DEG), up 5.5% and Fairway Group Holdings Corp Class A ( FWM), up 5.3%.

GameStop Corp. operates as a video game retailer. GameStop has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 27.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate GameStop a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 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, 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 negative front, Acorn International ( ATV), down 5.6%, Liberator Medical Holdings ( LBMH), down 4.7%, Bon-Ton Stores ( BONT), down 4.2% and Wet Seal ( WTSL), down 4.2% , were all laggards within the retail industry with Whole Foods Market ( WFM) being today's retail industry laggard.

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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