Why GameStop (GME) Stock Could Fall 75% From Here
GameStop (NYSE:GME) stock could be ready to fall even further, with one analyst predicting a 75% drop in shares of the video game retailer.
Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter just gave GameStop shares a new price target of $5.30. That’s a decline from his previous price target of $6 per share for GME stock. It also represents a roughly 75% potential downside compared to GameStop’s closing price on Wednesday.
The reasoning behind Pachter’s latest price target has to do with GameStop’s turnaround plan. The Wedbush analyst hasn’t seen positive results from the plan so far and doesn’t believe the company’s current efforts, such as its non-fungible token (NFT) initiative, are helping. Pachter also has concerns about long-term headwinds for the retailer.
The Price Target Drop Comes After Poor Q3 Results
In its most recent quarter, GameStop failed to meet analysts’ estimate of -28 cents per share when it reported an EPS loss of 31 cents. The company also brought in revenue of $1.19 billion, which missed Wall Street’s expectation of $1.35 billion.
Despite all of this, heavy trading is pushing shares of GME stock higher today. As of this writing, some 6 million shares are on the move. That’s well above the daily average trading volume of about 4.5 million shares.
GME stock is up 8.3% as of Thursday afternoon but down 36.9% since the start of the year.
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