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A meteoric rise in the share price of GameStop has trained the eyes of stock market watchers on a fast-growing Reddit discussion board called Wallstreetbets, where it appears that 20-somethings armed with cheap and easy stock-trading apps like Robinhood, MooMoo, and TradeStation are targeting stocks to soar and hedge funds for takedowns.

The drama sent GameStop shares up nearly 2,000% at one point in less than a month. On Wednesday, the stock price of the troubled retailer of video games soared yet again, this time up more than $200, to surpass $350 a share. GameStop’s stock price fell a bit closer to earth on Thursday, dropping by about a third, or about $115, to $235. But that’s still up from the mere $14 a share GameStop had commanded in December.

While GameStop shares have been a favorite of Wallstreetbets members, it’s a money-losing company that has been closing stores amid years of slumping sales and been a target of hedge funds and so-called short-sellers who wager that the shares of particular companies will fall.

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GameStop is an American video game, consumer electronics, and gaming merchandise retailer. The company is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, United States, a suburb of Fort Worth, and operates 5,509 retail stores throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe as of February 1, 2020. The company’s retail stores primarily operate under the GameStop, EB Games, ThinkGeek and Micromania-Zing brands.