Wedbush Downgrades GameStop To Sell With $29 Price Target

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Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter downgraded GameStop (GME) to Underperform from Neutral with a price target of $29, up from $16, following last night's Q4 report.

The stock in premarket trading is down 14% to $156.70.

The results fell below expectations due to COVID-19 mandated closures, shipping constraints during the holidays, and severe supply limitations of new generation consoles, Pachter tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes GameStop is well-positioned to be a primary beneficiary of the new console launches, and he remains "quite optimistic" that it will return to profitability by the end of fiscal 2021.

However, the "high-profile sustained short squeeze" has spiked the share price to levels that are "completely disconnected from the fundamentals of the business," says Pachter.


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William K. 2 weeks ago Member's comment

Confusion here because a second analyst sets a price target of $29. The appearance is that they are not on the same page, maybe not even in the same book. Evidently the "price target" is rather volatile presently.

Katy Lin 2 weeks ago Member's comment

HFS shorted the entire Russell 2000, or in other words, every single ETF with $GME in it!