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GameStop Posts Best Week in a Month Fueled by Reddit Frenzy

  • Video-game seller has second best week ever after 151% rally
  • Company’s gains triggered by Reddit, StockTwits touts
A GameStop store in Brooklyn. 

A GameStop store in Brooklyn. 

Photographer: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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GameStop Corp. shares had their best week this month, and second-best ever, amid a flurry of day trader activity.

The video-game retailer jumped 151% this week as amateur investors continued to promote the stock on social media platforms like Reddit and StockTwits. More than 90 million shares changed hands Friday, more than double what’s been seen in the past two weeks, and adding to the 233 million that traded over the past two sessions.