Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, video game retailer GameStop (NYS: GME) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at GameStop's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Grapevine, Texas (1994)
Computer and electronics retail
CEO J. Paul Raines (since 2010)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$655.0 million / $0
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 8% of the 3,199 members who have rated GameStop believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
The reason the stock will likely never find its all-time highs again is that consumer habit is changing, and things are going digital. GameStop is not a particularly innovative or visionary group -- I credit them for all their past success, but I have low confidence they will be able to transition to where the world is headed. Every day, more gamers are buying digital and direct, and thus have no used game to sell. As a gamer I appreciate GameStop still and have always had good feelings for the company; as a stockpicker, there are too many other companies in stride with where the world is headed, even just in this space. Underperform.
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