Shares of GameStop Corp. (GME) stock popped high in the aftermarket session on Friday after Keith Gill, who is renowned as Roaring Kitty in social media, exercised his 500 call options to bought 50000 additional GME shares at a strike price of $12. GME was gloomy during the last trading session and closed with a 1.12% drop. Let’s deeply understand the current scenarios.
Roaring Kitty helped the GME stock rise:
Keith Gill, who is famous as Roaring Kitty on social media, posted the screenshot on Reddit which showed that he doubled down his bet by exercising 500 call options to bought additional 50000 shares of GME at a strike price of $12.His total investment in the GME stock has now reached 200,000 shares representing more than $30 million worth and $20 million profit. The screenshot posted was confirmed by his mother to Bloomberg.
GameStop CEO news:
George Sherman, the Chief Executive Officer of GameStop, has disposed of almost $12 million in shares with the proceeds earmarked by GME for the payment of compensation-related taxes. George Sherman is expected to leave the GameStop.He forfeited about 587,000 shares of $98 million worth after failing to meet the required performance targets.
Key Information of GME stock
GameStop is planning to move away from its brick-and-mortar business and for this purpose, the GME stock has added new executives for the growth of its business and advancement in its technology.GME shares skyrocketed 721% so far but were down more than half in the first month of this year.GME recently announced plans to retire senior notes due in two years in order to wean itself from debt.
GME stock captivated the attention of investors amid the spread of the news related to purchasing additional shares of GME by Keith Gill. Following the current business trend, GME is more focused on the advancement of technology and online business. In a nutshell, investors eying GME stock need to do good research before adding this stock to their portfolio.