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 0.6%. By the end of trading, GameStop fell $0.71 (-1.7%) to $40.74 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,053,653 shares of GameStop exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,056,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $40.63-$42.02 after having opened the day at $41.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.45. Other companies within the Retail industry that declined today were: RadioShack ( RSH), down 5.6%, Conn's ( CONN), down 4.4%, QKL Stores ( QKLS), down 4.4% and Susser Holdings Corporation ( SUSS), down 3.2%.

GameStop Corp. operates as a video game retailer. GameStop has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 15.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate GameStop a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, U.S. Auto Parts Network ( PRTS), up 8.2%, China Jo-Jo Drugstores ( CJJD), up 5.0%, Stamps.com ( STMP), up 4.3% and ALCO Stores ( ALCS), up 4.3% , were all gainers within the retail industry with eBay ( EBAY) 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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