How to buy GameStop (GME) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in GameStop shares.
If you're interested in buying GameStop shares from Australia, you'll need to sign up to a trading platform that has access to US stock exchanges. Read on to find out which platforms offer GameStop in Australia and the steps involved in buying.
About Gamestop (GME)
GameStop (GME) is one of the biggest video game retailers in the world. The company is headquartered in the United States and has been listed on Wall Street's New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) since 2002.
In early 2021, the company saw its share price surge by more than 700% after Reddit users began hyping GME and other heavily shorted stocks on social forums. GME's stock price has since been highly volatile and investors should approach with caution.
How to buy shares in GameStop
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for GameStop. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: GME. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until GameStop reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$11.91, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of GameStop, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of GameStop. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.
What's in this guide?
GameStop stock price (NYSE:GME)Use our graph to track the performance of GME stocks over time.
Have GameStop's shares ever split?
GameStop's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 22 July 2022. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your GameStop shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for GameStop shares which in turn could have impacted GameStop's share price.
GameStop shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$11.83 - US$27.87|
|50-day moving average||US$14.5018|
|200-day moving average||US$19.4568|
|Dividend yield||US$0 (37.81%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$-0.32|
GameStop price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-17)||-8.22%|
|2 years (2021-11-24)||inf%|
|3 years (2020-11-27)||197.49%|
|5 years (2018-11-28)||218.69%|
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Is it a good time to buy GameStop stock?
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Is GameStop under- or over-valued?
Valuing GameStop stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of GameStop's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
GameStop's PEG ratio
GameStop's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.86. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into GameStop's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
GameStop share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, GameStop's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$11.83 up to US$27.87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while GameStop's is -0.151. This would suggest that GameStop's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, GameStop has bucked the trend.
|Revenue TTM||US$5.8 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||US$1.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||-3.38%|
|Return on equity TTM||-7.65%|
|Market capitalisation||US$3.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
GameStop share dividends
We're not expecting GameStop to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
GameStop Corp., a specialty retailer, provides games and entertainment products through its stores and ecommerce platforms in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. The company sells new and pre-owned gaming platforms; accessories, such as controllers, gaming headsets, and virtual reality products; new and pre-owned gaming software; and in-game digital currency, digital downloadable content, and full-game downloads. It also sells collectibles comprising apparel, toys, trading cards, gadgets, and other retail products for pop culture and technology enthusiasts, as well as engages in the digital asset wallet and NFT marketplace activities. The company operates stores and ecommerce sites under the GameStop, EB Games, and Micromania brands; and pop culture themed stores that sell collectibles, apparel, gadgets, electronics, toys, and other retail products under the Zing Pop Culture brand, as well as offers Game Informer magazine, a print and digital gaming publication. The company was formerly known as GSC Holdings Corp. GameStop Corp. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas.
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