GameStop Corp (NYSE:GME), based in Grapevine, Texas, moved up 5.5% after the corporation announced its dividend by 67% and reported that it would repurchase more stock following a plunge in Q2 earnings.
GameStop, the biggest video- game retailer, moved up to close in New York at $17.98. Shares of the company have plunged 16% in the 12 months amid dropping sales as video-game users lowered spending on stores and shopped online.
Bloomberg compiled data confirms that the quarterly dividend would boost to 25 cents per share from 15 cents offering the stock a shown yield of 5.6%. The executives reported on a conference call that GameStop aims to return essentially all of its free cash flow to shareholders in the future.
The retailer announced in a statement that net income in the second-quarter moved down to $21 million or 16 cents per share, from $30.9 million or 22 cents per share in previous year.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Best Buy Co., Inc (NYSE:BBY) rose +3.13% to settle at $20.41, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) moved up +1.92% to end at $30.78 while Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) jumped +0.80% to finish on Thursday at $672.87.
GameStop Corp (NYSE:GME) last session volume of 1.82 million shares was higher than its average volume of 3.16 million shares. The stock after opening at $1.15 hit high price of $1.20 and then closed at $17.98 by scoring +5.45%.
GME generated revenue of 9.27 billion in the following twelve months and earned $332.00 million. The Company showed a positive 3.57% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained 5.96%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was 12.42%.
The GME past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.25and price to cash ratio remained 7.12. As far as the returns are concern, the GME return on equity was recorded as 11.10% and increased 10.08% return on investment while its return on asset stayed at 7.05%.
The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of +6.83% which was maintained for the month at +6.39%. Likewise the negative performance for the quarter was recorded as -2.12% and for the year was -10.86% while the YTD performance remained at -24.39%.
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