Gamestop Corporation (GME) stock moves up, “Buy” rating reaffirmed by Mizuho Analysts

Gamestop Corporation (NYSE: GME) shares rose on Tuesday January 17 on lower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock and reiterated thier respective ratings.

Meanwhile, in early trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 47 points lower, or 0.24% to 19838, the S&P 500 fell 7 points, or 0.29% to 2267, while the Nasdaq was down 19 points, or 0.35% to 5554.

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Gamestop Corporation (NYSE: GME) had its Buy rating reiterated by equities researchers at Mizuho in a research note to investors. With a rating of Buy on the stock, Gamestop Corporation has a 52-week high of $33.72. The one-year price target of $26.45 is higher than the opening price of $22.74, resulting a fair amount of other analysts to comment on the company recently. Share prices sometimes get a jump to the upside when analysts reiterate coverage.

Shares of Gamestop Corporation (NYSE: GME) opened at $22.74 yesterday and traded in a range between, $22.68 and $23.50, and last traded at $23.43, a jump of $0.70 from the previous closing price.

Gamestop Corporation (NYSE: GME) currently has a market cap of 2.39B.

Gamestop Corporation (NYSE: GME) Average Daily Trading Volume

726,866 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 59 percent below the average, out of a total float 99,646,000. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as investors often use swings in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

While increased trading for short periods will not mean much will not mean much, however, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks sends a positive signal to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is very important.

Institutional sponsorship just refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Institutional investors such as these have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

Gamestop Corporation (NYSE: GME) Moving Averages

A moving average can also act as support or resistance. In an uptrend a 50-day, 100-day or 200-day moving average may act as a support level, as shown in the figure below.

This is because the average acts like a floor (support), so the price bounces up off of it.

In a downtrend a moving average may act as resistance; like a ceiling, the price hits it and then starts to drop again.

By identifying trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades.

Trades for Gamestop Corporation (NYSE: GME) have ranged from $20.10 – 33.72, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $25.23 and 200-day MA of $26.78. Today’s last price is 30.52%% below the 52 week high of $33.72.

Earnings growth is an important factor to look at when buying stocks and investors watch for companies that have grown their earnings by at least 25% over a 3 year period.

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