GameStop (GME) Stock Gets Sudden Buying Interest: But Why?

GameStop Corp (NYSE: GME) stock is one of the most active stock gainers this morning as investors are impressed with the company’s plan to become a zero-debt company.

The company said that it will opt for early debt retirement to the tune of $216.4 million of its 10% senior notes on April 30. These notes were actually due in 2023.

While GameStop’s had almost $509 million in cash and equivalents in the bank in fiscal 2020 year ended at the end of January, earlier this month it increased the size of a share offering to 3.5 million shares at market prices. At its current stock price of $145 a share, the video game retailer would realize about $508 million.

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There is no doubt that GME stock is the most popular stock of the year after soaring as much as 3100% from $17 to $483. However, the stock has corrected 65% in the past two months from its 52-week peak. At the time of writing, GME stock is trading higher by 20% at $169.20 on hefty volume. Technically, GME is trading above 50-Day and 200-Day moving average price of $49.92 and $139.72 respectively.

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