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GameStop stock shows rare resiliency as it rises to longest win streak in more than 4 years

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Shares of GameStop Corp. continued to charge higher Friday, to extend the win streak that started nine trading days ago, after they closed at a one-year low.

The videogame and consumer electronics retailer’s stock
GME,
+6.71%

charged up as much as 11.1% intraday before paring gains to close up 6.7% at $151.95. It has rocketed 94.5% during its current nine-day winning streak.

That marks the longest win streak since the nine-day stretch of gains that ended Nov. 29, 2017. The highlight of the current streak so far was the 30.7% spike up on March 22, after a poster on subreddit WallStreetBets, in true meme-stock fashion, touted the stock as being nearly 60% undervalued.

Appropriately, the stock’s nine-day performance is the best since it climbed 119.7% during the nine-day stretch ended March 12, 2021 — that stretch included two down days — in the midst of the boom in meme stocks. In comparison, the stock’s best-ever nine-day performance was 1,006.7% through Jan. 27, 2021, at the peak of the meme-stock frenzy.

During the current win streak, GameStop investors have demonstrated a rare resiliency, as they erased two double-digit percentage intraday declines to close higher. The stock was down as much as 10.0% intraday on March 18 following disappointing fourth-quarter results before closing up 3.5%, and was down as much as 10.1% on Thursday before closing up 1.0%.

FactSet, MarketWatch

During the height of the meme-stock boom during the first quarter of 2021, the stock only reversed one double-digit intraday decline to close higher, when it plunged as much as 30.3% on March 10, 2021 before closing up 7.3%. During the November 2017 win streak, the biggest intraday decline that was erased was 1.7%.

And only three times during the current streak did the stock show gains for the entire session.

GameStop’s stock has gained 2.4% year to date, while fellow meme-stock AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc.
AMC,
+0.05%

has tumbled 25.6% and the S&P 500 index
SPX,
+0.51%

has lost 4.7%.

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