June 10 Reuters Shares of GameStop fell 7.6 and Clover Health Investments jumped 5.9 in early deals on Thursday, setting the stage for another rollercoaster session for stocks favored by smalltime investors on social media platforms.
Videogame retailer GameStop on Wednesday named the head of Amazons Australian business as its CEO and said it may sell new shares after it reported quarterly results that were stronger than expectations.
Its shares were trading at around 279 premarket after closing Wednesday at 302.56, near levels hit in January when the Redditdriven frenzy sent its stock up 1,600.
The rally in heavily shorted U.S. stocks, which has also lifted shares of Medicarebacked insurance seller Clover Health and cinema operator AMC Entertainment, has drawn the attention of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
GameStop said on Wednesday that the SEC had requested documents and information related to an investigation into that trading.
Clover Health, which had a short interest of 43.5 of free float as of Tuesday, was up 5.9 at around 17.92 before the bell. It ended Wednesday at 16.92 after hitting a record high of 28.85 during the session.
In the past two weeks, the socalled meme stocks have received 1.27 billion of retail inflows, Vanda Research said on Wednesday. That matched their peak in January, when the surge in GameStop shares squeezed short sellers and further boosted the stock price.
Shares of AMC Entertainment were down 6.0, while prison…