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varchild2010 127 posts  |  Last Activity: 9 hours ago Member since: Nov 18, 2010
  • Reply to

    Manegement Needs to Hit on Growth During Call

    by birch981 Mar 21, 2016 8:40 PM
    varchild2010 varchild2010 Mar 22, 2016 12:17 PM Flag

    Perhaps they could comment on how Gear VR (offered free with purchase of Samsung's newest phones) is driving sales. Samsung struggled compared to Apple IPhone last year and the AT&T store leases could have been made as a direct result of Samsung's move with Gear VR (just speculating).

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Gamestop's better than expected Q4 was evidence that Digital download fears are heavily exaggerated and won't pan out like the naysayers and short sellers think it will.

    Facts are that Gamestop experienced growth in both new and used video game sales for current generation hardware. On top of that was huge growth in hardware sales. They experienced a major shift in ised game sales for older systems to used game sales for the newer systems.

    But, because Zelda got delayed and there weren't major releases out for 3DS, Nintendo had a uniquely quiet month. You take out a huge chunk of the gaming community out when there is a lack of new titles from Nintendo. Had Fire Emblem Fate/Conquest along with Zelda released, we would have had nothing but a string of positives from Gamestop for Q4.

    As it stands, what negatives there were ended up being more than offset by Collectibles and Technology Brands. 59% revenue growth year over year isn't a sign of a short term blip. Gamestop has seen major double digit growth in Tech Brands ever since they dived into this retail business.

    With VR coming on strong this year, sales of next gen Smart Phones will fall in line. Samsung sells Gear VR for free with purchase of a Galaxy S7 phone or S7 edge phone. They have new tech in a 360 degree panaramic video camera to correspond with VR.

    Short term blip? There is plenty of improvements we can look forward to in the Smart Phone industry. Cell phone network companies will continue to look for ways to provide their customers with faster download speeds and Cell phone Manufacturers look to constantly offer longer lasting batteries and new exciting features.

    Video Game industry is evolving and changing and Gamestop is evolving along with it. Their Q4 numbers have pushed/beat their EPS 2015 projections. That is clear picture of a retail company having a solid successful path forward regardless of the headwinds of a changing video game industry.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Even at this Price, Gamestop is a Buy

    by valueorientedactivist Mar 3, 2016 11:52 AM
    varchild2010 varchild2010 Mar 17, 2016 12:56 PM Flag

    Used Software Video Games for Playststion 4 and Xbox 1 during the Holiday season absolutely SOARED! You can make all the statements about sales or revenue dropping, but the actual truth is revenue and sales are up as a result of Technology Brands and Collectibles.... Gamestop experienced a same store sales increase in the U.S. in their video game retail stores of 4.9%. A 4.4% growth global wide. Last Holiday season a lot of retailers struggled, Gamestop prospered where it mattered.

    Next Gen Video Games were a big growth story! Check the facts before posting up easily disproved nonsense!

    The future right now is going to be Virtual Reality and Gamestop plans on being a major player in the retail business for VR.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    desperation

    by mngtscrwdup Mar 16, 2016 6:04 PM
    varchild2010 varchild2010 Mar 17, 2016 10:42 AM Flag

    The only one desperate is you. Since when has the cell phone business mot been a growth story? Ever since the 1st iteration of the Apple IPhone, mobile tech has been a big money maker for the retail industry. AT&T's share price is clear evidence you are wrong.

    Go look at AT&T producing new 52-week highs!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Speculators

    by valueorientedactivist Mar 15, 2016 11:50 AM
    varchild2010 varchild2010 Mar 16, 2016 1:11 PM Flag

    Store traffic is extremely good in mon-mall specific areas. But, I agree..There are troubling signs in retail business as a whole (heck clothing stores included) regarding vacant lots at Malls. I think as weather warms up, mall traffic will improve but the trend is bad. I have seen plenty eveidence of Gamestop making some moves to relocate shops put of Malls especially outside malls with very high rental leasing fees.

    Do not be so blind as to extrapolate shopping malls with Gamestop and ignore that in many many cases, Gamestop is simply the store just a few blocks down from where people live. In many cases, they are in walking distance for thousands of homeowners.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Can GME Test 28.50 This Week

    by tytus12121 Mar 15, 2016 10:54 AM
    varchild2010 varchild2010 Mar 16, 2016 1:06 PM Flag

    It seems that we are seeing higher lows and higher highs within a trading range...bouncing off of 29.XX with each pull back thus far. You may get your 28.50 and I know you are thinking of playing the trading range. Be careful though because as we get closer to earnings report, share price behavior can get a bit erratic.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • See Google Finance. Also posted there is a new price target given by an analyst, but I am not going to subscribe to the website to see what that is.

    Good to see that the big money scared away back in August, is now dipping their toes in.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Interesting analysis at ExtremeValueStocks on GME

    by rswentor Mar 9, 2016 4:31 AM
    varchild2010 varchild2010 Mar 9, 2016 10:59 AM Flag

    I disagree. They do not list Gamestop in their top 20 most undervalued stocks, yet list companies like (HOV)nanian Enterprises. HOV, unlike Gamestop, isn't projected to double in share price...Yet some analysts last year had Gamestop price targets between 55 to 57, more than double the 52-week low.

    Furthermore, HOV is a loss making business trying to turn things around, while Gamestop keeps putting out big profits every quarter regardless of its recent growth problems in their video game software division (which is a misleading indicator as the company produced big growth in Xbox 1 and Playstation 4 preowned software and new software. The overall drop was a factor caused by Nintendo much more than digital dnloading).

    So bottom line, one of the most undervalued stocks in the entire stock market fails to make it on their list and we are supposed to view this company with any seriousness?

    Granted, I am replying to a robot here, but it takes a human being to physically program up a robot, so I am indirectly replying to the human programmer that created the Robot forum posterer.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Even at this Price, Gamestop is a Buy

    by valueorientedactivist Mar 3, 2016 11:52 AM
    varchild2010 varchild2010 Mar 8, 2016 9:31 AM Flag

    ^ Post hidden because you have ignored this Gamedud loser

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Fools.

    by stopandthink45 Feb 19, 2016 12:18 PM
    varchild2010 varchild2010 Mar 7, 2016 1:41 PM Flag

    What lacks Common Sense are those who encourage others to short a stock or not buy a stock as it bottoms, while the stock has announced a dividend hike + the purchase of upwards of 500 AT&T resellers while will adding 60 cents EPS growth, and has announced beating their earnings guidance last quarter.

    BTW: AT&T offers similar dividend yield and may in fact be another excellent buying opportunity.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • varchild2010 varchild2010 Mar 2, 2016 4:58 PM Flag

    AMEN to that!

    The share price never reflected Gamestop's technology brands and collectible toys business. Now we see Gamestop about to lease up 450 to 500 AT&T stores through acquisition funded by the senior notes.

    So many companies in the retail sector, Best Buy included, are given far higher P/E multiples because investors price the entire business. Too many analysts like the Benchmark Bento Box Incorporated analyst put out ridiculous price target of $27 because they refuse to understand much less value Gamestop's diversification plans.

    We are no longer investing in a video games retailer....Gamestop just happens to have that division. This company is a Mega-Corporation with all kinds of branches. They have ammanaged the transition to billions of revenue of sales over the years.

    What will it take for Gamestop to get a fair and honest multiple? What will it take for analysts to stop focusing solely on games when valuing the stock?

    We have virtual reality. I can't imagine Gamestop not benefitting from VR. That will be hundreds of video games, hardware sales, accessories sales upcoming.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Tytus the Clown...

    by beefstu57 Feb 29, 2016 8:45 AM
    varchild2010 varchild2010 Feb 29, 2016 2:03 PM Flag

    You should proof your posts first you big piece of cow dung!

    Here is what you wrote above and I quote,

    "you are such a joke that I honestly don't think you even really THAT."

    What the heck is, "even really THAT"?

    Meanwhile you are earning NOTHING in the stockmarket while Tytus and I are making money.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Tytus the Clown...

    by beefstu57 Feb 29, 2016 8:45 AM
    varchild2010 varchild2010 Feb 29, 2016 11:25 AM Flag

    Beefstu is back! JOY! Can't wait to hear all about Beefstu's amazing strategies for investing! My avg. unit cost in GME due to having to sell off GME to lock in a profit last year, is about slightly lower than Tytus.

    Tytus is a trader and I am more of a long term investor, but I lock in profits if share price drops short term and then look to buy back in later. Grabbed DPS and got an immediate profit.....Sold that and bought back into GME.

    Don't know if Tytus will dtick around for the DIVI, depends on share price behavior. Profit taking is a normal course of action for both traders and long term investors.

    Can't wait for my divi, what do you get Beefstu for endlessly bashing a stock you do not jave any money in?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    The Facts As We Know Them Today

    by tytus12121 Jan 20, 2016 7:58 AM
    varchild2010 varchild2010 Feb 25, 2016 10:05 AM Flag

    Sale of Preowned Next geeration video games growth - Check!
    Given the huge jump year over year in console hardware sales in the holiday period and a solid 2016 release schedule 2nd half of this year, I expect preowned software to be strong. That is the bread and butter of GameStop and sales grew.

    We have seen countless examples (the much ballyhooed Target included) produce less revenue year over year in Holiday Season sales. GameStop grew revenue....They were able to more than offset the 10% drop in software sales. GameStop, unlike a lot of retailers, had a 4.4% growth in same store sales internationally.

    Given Best Buy's subdued outlook for smart phone sales for the 1st half of 2016, I expect that will greatly impact GameStop's forecast.

    So, a word of caution is in order. Mobile sales in 2016 may be flat to down versus 2015, with a pickup of sales in 2nd half of year. Will be interesting to see how investots react after earnings report.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • So after Motley Fool bashed GameStop in a recent article telling Retirees to stay away, despite the article admitting GameStop's generous dividend payouts were at that time only 34% of cash flow and thus perfectly safe. Despite putting up a chart showing 3 years in a row of solid gains in comparable same store sales.

    Despite all of the positives, like the technology brand business (which the article author smirked at), is growing by leaps and bounds.

    A littany of positives and yet Motley Fool tosses GameStop into the "Awful Stocks" category and tells retirees to stay away from GameStop. Agenda, much?

    So where's Motley Fool now after dividend has been raised and we have Virtual Reality this year which could push cell phone sales, accessories, and software sales growth for GameStop? Motley Fool's silence and inability to admit their wrong, is what tells us the truth. It is not what words they write that tells us the truth, its when they choose to be silent.

    Motley Fool only exists to try and get Traffic to their website and Bashing and Trashing companies in articles is what sells....They pretend to be a resource for the little investors out there and then for years feed you bad information.

    I've done extremely well for myself making sure to do the exact opposite of what one of the authors over there have to say.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Price going up?

    by chloroxygen Feb 23, 2016 3:29 PM
    varchild2010 varchild2010 Feb 24, 2016 8:34 AM Flag

    Just because there isn't a ews article referenced on Yahoo, doesn't mean there is no news. A lot has actually happened regarding Samsung smart phone decices which will arrive 1 month earlier than last year's models, and Virtual Reality and Zuckerberg's VR conference and Best Buy cutting staff members at HQ and rival Gamestop seeing March Puts getting sold which might indicate a sentiment swing in the electronics retail sector, and Amazon feeling the pressure versus Best Buy's TV sales, but your right....price is up for no reason at all!

  • I used my trusty Vorpal Sword of Lightning +10 and slayeth the naysaying! As a result, I received a quest reward of +3% increase to Dividends. As the townsfolk celebrated my victorious battle, the evil villains licked their wounds and sold off their "Put Buying" operations. Peace Reigns once again in the Realm of Electronics Retailing as Best Buy and Gamestop share prices regain their footing.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Goldman downgrade

    by okokokdo Feb 19, 2016 10:47 AM
    varchild2010 varchild2010 Feb 23, 2016 10:01 AM Flag

    360 degrees, not 36p. Sorry for typo.

    I am super bullish personally on electronics retailers.

  • Reply to

    Goldman downgrade

    by okokokdo Feb 19, 2016 10:47 AM
    varchild2010 varchild2010 Feb 23, 2016 10:00 AM Flag

    How can they project 2016 to be weak for cell phone sales when obviously the VR helmets coming out are influencing the designs of Cell Phones. Not only that, Samsung is bundling VR Gear with the purchase of a next gen Samsung phone. The VR GEAR is compatible with pre-existing models of smart phones such as the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, but the newer phone has the 36p degree camera that VR helmets use for their display.

    Finally, Goldman choosing to ignore VR helmeta as a reason for bullishness on smart phone sales, is also not recognizing how this could push Desktop / Laptip PC sales. Oculus Rift's website has an area where you can check to see if your compiter is conpatible with the upcoming Oculus Rift VR. If it is not, Best Buy and other retailers have special pricing bundles for a new computer + pre-order of the Oculus Rift VR helmet.

    VR could be a sales machine for mobile and non-mobile electronics sales. Customers may purchase special Controllers, like the XBox 1 controller to take advantage of playing games on the VR. Accessories will benefit.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • 2 Negative Articles written so far (on pace for 12). Where is Rick Munarriz? If you want a negative article on GS, you only need to ask Rick to write something.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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