Stock ownership can be an important factor to consider before buying shares of a company. Today, Wall Street Memes takes a closer look at the top GME stockholders.

Stock ownership can, sometimes, be an important piece of an investment thesis. Company strategy could be influenced by the key shareholders (or by several of them, as has been the case of movie theater operator AMC), which in turn can impact the share price.

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Today, Wall Street Memes looks at GameStop stock's  (GME) - Get GameStop Corp. Class A Report ownership and explains how the structure can affect the company’s operations and its stock price.

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As reported by Yahoo Finance, the company currently has a float of 56 million shares. Of the total, 36% is owned by the public, 45% by institutions, and 19% by insiders — the latter includes the company's officers, directors, and those with access to non-public company information.

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RC Ventures, Blackrock, and Vanguard are the top holders, with 13%, 9%, and 8% of the shares, respectively (see below). The former is the investment firm run by famed company chairman Ryan Cohen (more on him below). The other two own GME with the goal of packaging their shares as ETFs, which in turn end up owned primarily by individual investors.


Ryan Cohen bought his 9 million shares in December 2020, one month before GME’s short squeeze. Since then, Ryan saw his stake rise in value by more than 2,400%. In April 2021, Ryan Cohen was named GameStop's chairman, effective in June.

Mr. Cohen’s ownership has been key in GameStop’s turnaround efforts. Since he took over as chairman of the board, he has been vocal in proposing a series of changes to the company's business model and core strategy.

In addition, some “smart money” appears to be bullish on GME. Among them is legendary quant hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, founded by billionaire Jim Simons, which owns nearly 1% of GameStop’s equity. Some shareholders may find comfort in knowing that their optimism towards the game retailer is shared with highly successful institutional investors.

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