Shares of GameStop Corp. (GME), a leading gaming and entertainment platform, were tumbling in today’s pre-market trading session after the announcement of an equity offering by GME stock. GME price saw a downtrend of 13.03% to drop at $166.50 a share as of this writing. GME was green in the previous trading session and closed with a 0.86% gain with $191.45 per share price. GME also announced the Preliminary sales results of the first nine weeks of 2021 today. Let’s have a deep look at current scenarios.
Equity Offering Plan:
GME today on 5th April 2020 filed the prospectus supplement with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission according to which GME stock would be able to sell a total of 3.5 million shares of its common stock from time to time via “at-the-market” equity offering program. The main purpose of this offering is to strengthen the balance sheet of GameStop by accelerating the process of its transformation and other general corporate purposes. GME would be offered by Jefferies LLC and its Sales price is subjective to the prevailing sale price in the market.
Sales Performance of First Nine Weeks by GME stock
The First nine-week period ends on April 4, 2021, and in this period, GME recorded an 11% increase in its global sales while as of February 27, 2021, these global sales were 5.3% high as compared to the four-week period of 2020 ended on February 29.18% increase in the global sales was observed in the last five weeks ended on April 4, 2021, as compared to the same period in the previous year.
The restrictions imposed by the government due to COVID-19 have negatively impacted the GME in its operations across 14 countries. 13 % decrease in the store base in the Nine-week period of 2021 due to store optimization effort by GameStop mainly owes to these COVID-19 restrictions.
Despite an increase in the global sales of GME stock in the latest nine-week period, GME stock is falling in response to the announcement of an equity offering program by GameStop. The previous record shows that GME stock soared over 1000% in the past three months. Hence GME stock can be a good bet in the long run but short-term investors need to do a lot of research before taking any decision.