GameStop's Meme Stock Surge 🚀

And, online casino stock delays IPO.

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GameStop's Meme Stock Surge 🚀

The meme stock craze of 2021 made a surprise comeback on Monday.

Details: Keith Gill is an investment trader known as Roaring Kitty, who was behind 2021’s meme stock craze. Gill posted on Twitter/X for the first time in nearly three years on Monday, which prompted retail investors to snap up shares of so-called meme stocks.

Stock Prices: GameStop (NYSE: GME) surged by 74.40% on Monday, AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC) climbed by 78.35%, Novavax (Nasdaq: NVAX) jumped 47.64%, and Tupperware Brands (NYSE: TUP) grew by 36.43%.

Bigger Picture: Short-sellers who bet against the meme stocks lost nearly $1 billion in the rally on Monday.

Also: Dogecoin, a meme coin in cryptocurrency, increased 5% on Monday.

Final Thoughts: It’s tough to trust these meme stock rallies, although they are fun to watch.


Notable Earnings Today: Home Depot (NYSE: HD), Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE: BABA), Jack In The Box (Nasdaq: JACK), Nextracker (LON: NXT), Sea Limited (NYSE: SE), Nu Holdings (NYSE: NU), Intuitive Machines (Nasdaq: LUNR), DHT (NYSE: DHT), Rumble (Nasdaq: RUM), Prestige Consumer (NYSE: PBH), Arcutis Biotherapeutics (Nasdaq: ARQT), Bakkt Holdings (NYSE: BKKT), Bioceres Crop Solutions (Nasdaq: BIOX), Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE: BOOT), Canoo (Nasdaq: GOEV), Capital Southwest Corp. (Nasdaq: CSWC), dLocal (Nasdaq: DLO), Dragonfly Energy Holdings (Nasdaq: DFLI), Hudbay Minerals (NYSE: HBM), IHS Holding (NYSE: IHS), International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), MINISO Group (NYSE: MNSO), Ocugen (Nasdaq: OCGN), On Holding (NYSE: ONON), Ontrak (Nasdaq: OTRK), OrganiGram Holdings (Nasdaq: OGI), SFL Corp. (NYSE: SFL), Smith Douglas Homes (NYSE: SDHC), Taysha Gene Therapies (Nasdaq: TSHA).

Notable IPOs Today: Raytech Holding Limited Ordinary Shares (Nasdaq: RAY), Armlogi Holding Corp. common stock (Nasdaq: BTOC).

Notable Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns Ending Today: CENA (SMBX).

Notable Economic Events Today: Producer Price Index / Core PPI (8:30 a.m. ET), API Weekly Crude Oil Stock (4:30 p.m. ET).

Online Casino Stock Delays IPO

Sources: Games Global Limited

Games Global Limited (NYSE: GGL) was supposed to go public today, but the online casino game company announced on Monday it was delaying its initial public offering.

Details: According to Reuters, Games Global halted its IPO due to “current market conditions.”

Final Thoughts: The IPO market has been slow lately. This news won’t help it.

Paysafe Reaffirms Outlook

Online payments company Paysafe (NYSE: PSFE) jumped 12.32% in after-hours trading on Monday after posting better-than-expected financial results.

Financials: Paysafe reported earnings of 57 cents per share in the past quarter and revenue of $417.7 million; both were better than expected.

Powering the Story: In addition to the good results, Paysafe also reaffirmed its full-year outlook.

Stock Price: Paysafe was up 24% this year before the results.

Final Thoughts: It’s been a good 2024 for Paysafe as it pulls ahead of its rivals.

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Closing the Nuclear Chapter: Biden Signs Ban on Imports of Russian Nuclear Reactor Fuel (Bloomberg)

Fourth Time’s a Charm: Investors Crowd Into Soft-Landing Trade Ahead of Crucial Inflation Data (Wall Street Journal)

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