GameStop Stock Gained 27% on Tuesday. Here’s What It’s Doing Today.

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Updated Aug. 25, 2021 7:41 americium ET / Original Aug. 25, 2021 6:44 americium ET

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GameStop banal was slipping aft gaining 28% connected Tuesday. And the revival of the meme-stock commercialized could beryllium bully quality for small-cap stocks generally.

Shares of GameStop person declined 1.1% to $208.05 successful premarket trading Wednesday. It’s not overmuch of a determination compared with Tuesday’s surge, but with meme stocks, 1 ne'er tin tell.

GameStop banal had dropped astir 50% since peaking successful aboriginal June, but erased 40% of that driblet successful 1 day. It besides looks to person cleared absorption astatine astir $200, which means determination could beryllium much upside ahead. Don’t beryllium amazed if $200 becomes support.

GameStop wasn’t the lone meme banal connected the determination Tuesday. AMC Entertainment (AMC) gained 20%, and similar GameStop, it appeared to wide resistance, though not rather arsenic cleanly. AMC banal is up 3.3% astatine $45.73 successful premarket trading.

For those wondering wherefore we attraction astir these stocks, see this: AMC is the largest presumption successful the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM), adjacent if that means it’s conscionable 0.5% of the index. If the meme stocks support rising that could beryllium bully quality for small-caps, which person gone obscurity since February.

“Nice bounce …but a batch inactive to prove,” writes Bay Crest Partners’ Jonathan Krinsky. “IWM closing supra $225 would nonstop a beardown bullish connection for small-caps, and suggest the present seven-month consolidation is, successful fact, resolving higher.”

Stay tuned.

Write to Ben Levisohn astatine ben.levisohn@barrons.com

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