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GameStop Says 30% of Shareholders Have Registered Their Shares

Market News: At least 30% of GameStop shareholders have registered their shares.
Market News: At least 30% of GameStop shareholders have registered their shares.

GameStop says at least 30% of its shareholders have registered their shares with the Direct Registration System (DRS).

According to the filing, approximately 30% of GME’s float is registered equating, to 71.3 million shares.

The efforts from retail investors come as a means to prevent manipulative short seller attacks.

GME stock is trading at $21.66 on Monday with trading volume surpassing the company’s average volume of 5.1 million.

Shares of GameStop (NYSE:GME) are up +26% this year-to-date, a great start to the new year.

On Monday, GameStop shares have risen more than 11% intraday where shares rose to nearly $22.50.

GME’s short interest is currently sitting at 23.55% with approximately 95 million shares out on loan.

This means that despite DRS, the game retailer continues to be heavily shorted.

GameStop Ownership Structure

How much of GameStop’s float is owned by retail investors?

Nearly 70% of the float is owned by individual shareholders according to Vickers Stock Research.

GameStop Ownership Structure - Franknez.com.
GameStop Ownership Structure – Franknez.com.

This means nearly 40% of retail investors have not registered their GameStop shares through DRS.

Yet it’s very possible the percentage of GameStop shareholders who have registered their shares has grown in the past months.

GameStop’s Chair Ryan Cohen himself owns more than 12% of GME shares.

These are held through Ryan’s holding company RC Ventures, which Vickers considers to be Institutional ownership (12% on graph).

Is DRS working out for GameStop shareholders?

It very well could be, considering GME shares are up nearly +26% this year despite having a high short interest rate.

AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) stock on the other hand is up +44% this year despite DRS being significantly less popular within shareholders.

The movie theatre stock is also heavily shorted at 21.96%.

And according to AMC’s CEO, roughly 90% of shareholders own the float.

Where is GameStop headed in 2023?

GameStop 2023
30% of GameStop Shareholders have registered their shares according to GameStop.

GME stock has the potential to have a big year in 2023.

GameStop continues to be a popular company amongst retail investors, primarily due to the massive community of shareholders who are looking to squeeze short sellers again.

During the spark of the ‘meme stock’ frenzy, GameStop shares rose to $483 per share, a superior all-time high.

But shareholders are not convinced the stock is done running.

2023 opens up new possibilities for GameStop as e-commerce, NFTs, and Web 3.0 gaming continues to grow.

While the company may benefit from arming itself with more short-term capital, GameStop enters the new year with positive cash flow, an incredible start for the company as many continue to struggle.

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Will DRS Trigger a GameStop Stock Short Squeeze?

Will DRS Trigger a GameStop Stock Short Squeeze?
Stock Market News: GameStop shareholders are onto something.

The topic of DRS’ing shares (direct registration system) to trigger a GameStop short squeeze has been heavily discussed amongst the retail community.

DRS enables investors to register their shares through a system such as ‘computershare’ in book form entry directly with the issuer.

The premise is to starve lenders from allowing shares to be lent to short sellers.

No shares to short = organic price increase from retail demand.

Today, it seems more and more GameStop shareholders are jumping in on the bandwagon to secure their shares.

Some retail investors argue that DRS has not proved to create a positive impact on the stock.

GME stock ended 2022 down nearly -50%, shares are currently trading around $16.23 per share, respectively.

According to GameStop, shareholders registered 71.8 million shares via the transfer agent.

The question is, if more shareholders DSR their GameStop stock, will it create a short squeeze?

Let’s discuss it below.

How Many GME Shares are DRS?

According to GameStop, approximately 30% of GME’s float is registered with the Direct Registration System (DRS).

This equates to 71.3 million retail shares.

How much of GME’s float is owned by retail investors?

Nearly 70% of the float is owned by individual shareholders according to Vickers Stock Research.

GameStop retail ownership
GameStop’s Ownership Structure – Vickers Stock Research.

This means nearly 40% of retail investors have not registered their GameStop shares through DRS.

It’s quite impressive to see the teamwork currently being demonstrated.

But will DRS trigger a GameStop stock short squeeze?

In the end, the goal shareholders are trying to achieve is to create massive price action here.

The debate also surfaced amongst AMC shareholders when CEO Adam announced during Q3 earnings that DRS will prevent the company stock from being shorted.

Majority of shareholders argued selling shares would be a slow process and that it hasn’t quite worked out for GameStop shareholders.

While DRS certainly prevents the company from being shorted, it’s only one piece of the puzzle for a GameStop short squeeze.

Shareholders will need to create massive buying pressure next.

GameStop Short Interest Today

GameStop short interest

Yahoo Finance is reporting 304.58m shares outstanding and a float of 258.65m shares, see the difference here.

GameStop’s short interest is currently being reported at 20.44% (float) and 17.96% of shares outstanding as of December.

GME’s short interest is considered high and is one of the key components to a successful short squeeze.

The short interest allows us to identify the percentage of investors betting against the stock.

A high short interest means any spike in price may trigger short sellers to close out their positions before accumulating losses.

When share prices rise and get out of hand in favor of the bulls, short sellers are incentivized to buy back their shares at a loss, breakeven, or potential profit (depending on when the position was opened).

This heavy buy-back of shares builds buying pressure which may result in a ‘short squeeze’.

Brief GameStop Short Squeeze History

GameStop short squeeze history
GME short squeeze history – Franknez.com.

On January 28th, 2021, GME shareholders were able to take GameStop’s share price to an all-time high of $483 per share before Robinhood halted further trading activity, particularly in buying the stock.

At the time, AMC surged from $2.50 to $22 per share and then five months later reached its all-time high of $72 per share.

However, GameStop’s short squeeze was well on its way to reach larger and unprecedented number figures prior to the halt.

This event sparked one of the most prominent events in the history of our financial markets.

It opened a door to a series of investigations.

Wall Street fraud, stock market manipulation, short and distort, and various conflicts of interest became the center of attention after the ‘meme stock’ frenzy.

Shareholders retaliated and spurred up a culture unlike anything that has ever been seen before.

Now, GME shareholders are doing whatever they can to keep their shares out of short sellers’ hands by direct registering their shares with Computershare.

Related: GameStop Stock – Big Year in 2023?

GME Shareholders Are Onto Something

Will DRS trigger a GameStop stock short squeeze?

The registration of 71.3 million GameStop shares is impressive.

But GME shares keep dropping.

Ultimately, it will be heavy buying pressure from retail investors that will trigger massive price movement in the company stock.

How soon will we begin to feel that Roaring Kitty sense of relief again?

Only time will tell, but I’m curious to hear your thoughts.

Leave a comment down below.

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GameStop Stock: Big Year in 2023?

Market News: What is happening with GameStop stock in 2023?
Market News: What is happening with GameStop stock in 2023?

GameStop stock is one of the few companies who actually crushed in during the bear market in 2022.

The stock, currently trading at $18.40, amassed worldwide attention in 2021 when the ‘meme stock’ frenzy took Wall Street by surprise.

Today, GameStop has one of the most raving fanatics and shareholder base which without a doubt are the backbone of the company.

How much of GME’s float is owned by retail investors?

Approximately 70% of the float is owned by individual shareholders according to Vickers Stock Research.

GameStop retail ownership

GameStop’s Chair Ryan Cohen himself owns more than 12% of GME shares.

These are held through Ryan’s holding company RC Ventures, which Vickers considers to be Institutional ownership.

So, where is GameStop headed in 2023?

Let’s break down some important figures to determine just that.

Where is GameStop Headed in 2023?

where is GameStop headed in 2023?

2022 was another memorable year for GameStop.

Under Chairman Ryan Cohen and CEO Matt Furlong, it was the first year of the implementation of the company’s turnaround plan, which aimed to transform GameStop into a tech-oriented business.

This consisted of investment initiatives in e-commerce, an NFT marketplace, and Web 3.0 gaming.

But the company needs to focus on raising more capital despite its $1bn cash pile and having virtually no debt.

GameStop’s quarterly cash burn averaged at $400 million per quarter throughout 2022.

This means that if the company’s operating cash flow remains at similar levels next year, GameStop’s balance sheet could run out of cash in the next two years.

Over the last four quarters, GameStop’s sales have grown only by 1.3%.

Still, what made 2022 so significant for GameStop is the reporting of positive cash flow for the first time since Q1 of 2021.

Cashflow came in at $177.3 million this year compared to an outflow of $293.7 million last year.

This is already great news for GameStop going into 2023.

In 2023, GME stock will remain popular amongst retail investors, primarily due to the massive community of shareholders who are looking to take GameStop shares to the moon.

During the spark of the ‘meme stock’ frenzy, GameStop shares rose to $483 per share, a superior all-time high.

But shareholders are not convinced the stock is done running.

In fact, many GME shareholders believe share prices may skyrocket to new records, primarily due to overleveraged shorting in GameStop.

According to GameStop, shareholders registered 71.8 million shares via the transfer agent.

This equates to a massive 30% of GameStop’s total float – something that’s very unlikely in the markets.

Transfer agents can’t lend shares for short sellers who want to bet against GameStop.

The high number of market participants taking this action signifies that retail investors are here to stay.

Final thoughts

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2023 opens up new possibilities for GameStop as e-commerce, NFTs, and Web 3.0 gaming continues to grow.

While the company may benefit from arming itself with more short-term capital, GameStop enters the new year with positive cash flow, an incredible start for the company as many continue to struggle.

Even at a fundamental level, analysts are predicting GameStop stock to rise significantly higher next year.

But I’m curious to know your thoughts on where GameStop stock is going in 2023.

Leave your thoughts down below.

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