2-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: GameStop?

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.


Headquarters (founded)

Grapevine, Texas (1994)

Market Cap

$2.2 billion


Computer and electronics retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$9.3 billion


CEO J. Paul Raines (since 2010)
CFO Robert Lloyd (since 2010)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$329.1 million / $0

Dividend Yield



Best Buy

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 9% of the 3,200 members who have rated GameStop believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A little more than a month ago, one of those Fools, TMFCane, explained why GameStop shares have more room to fall:

I really wish I would have gotten this one sooner. [Microsoft] and Sony both have expressed a desire to nuke the used-games market. While I don't believe either will, that bodes ill for [GameStop's] future potential. Additionally, downloadable games and mobile games spell bad times for this stock.

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The article 2-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: GameStop? originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com, Best Buy, Gamestop, and Microsoft. The Motley Fool has sold shares of Sony short. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Microsoft and Amazon.com. Motley Fool newsletter services have also recommended creating bull call spread positions in Microsoft and Wal-Mart, as well as writing covered calls on Gamestop. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
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