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Movie stocks

Ready to invest in the film industry? Consider these 7 stocks.

The best movie stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

How to buy movie stocks

Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one of more of these movie stocks.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like DIS or NFLX. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Invest in the film industry today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy fractional shares, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of a movie company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the film sector as a whole — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Take a deeper dive into movie stocks

We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the film industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.

1. The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company's Media Networks segment operates domestic cable networks under the Disney, ESPN, Freeform, FX, and National Geographic brands; and television broadcast network under the ABC brand, as well as eight domestic television stations. This segment is also involved in the television production and distribution.

The Walt Disney Company stock opened the day at $172.94 after a previous close of $171.17. The latest price was $173.65 (25 minute delay). The Walt Disney Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD63.6 billion and employs 180,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $333,388,840,960
  • P/E ratio: 300.7705
  • PEG ratio: 1.096

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2. Netflix (NFLX)

Netflix, Inc. provides entertainment services. It offers TV series, documentaries, and feature films across various genres and languages.

Netflix stock opened the day at $587.85 after a previous close of $586.50. The latest price was $589.35 (25 minute delay). Netflix is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$27.6 billion and employs 9,400 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $260,843,945,984
  • P/E ratio: 61.0662
  • PEG ratio: 1.4307

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3. AMC Entertainment (AMC)

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, involved in the theatrical exhibition business. The company owns, operates, or has interests in theatres.

AMC Entertainment stock opened the day at $38.50 after a previous close of $38.82. The latest price was $40.08 (25 minute delay). AMC Entertainment is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$875 million and employs 3,449 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $22,812,383,232
  • PEG ratio: 1.42

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4. Amazon-com (AMZN)

Amazon. com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products and subscriptions in North America and internationally.

Amazon-com stock opened the day at $3,351.00 after a previous close of $3,343.63. The latest price was $3,380.05 (25 minute delay). Amazon-com is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$443.3 billion and employs 1,335,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,757,555,326,976
  • P/E ratio: 60.4653
  • PEG ratio: 1.4996

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5. IMAX Corporation (IMAX)

IMAX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment technology company worldwide. It offers cinematic solution comprising proprietary software, theater architecture, intellectual property, and specialized equipment. The company offers IMAX Digital Re-Mastering (DMR), a proprietary technology that digitally enhances the image resolution, visual clarity, and sound quality of motion picture films for projection on IMAX screens; IMAX theater systems to exhibitor customers through sales, leases, and joint revenue sharing arrangements; digital projection systems; a digital theater control systems; and a digital audio systems.

IMAX Corporation stock opened the day at $19.82 after a previous close of $19.54. The latest price was $19.85 (25 minute delay). IMAX Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$183 million and employs 622 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $998,445,056
  • PEG ratio: 2.09

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6. Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, Theme Parks, and Sky segments. The Cable Communications segment offers cable services, including high-speed Internet, video, voice, wireless, and security and automation services to residential and business customers under the Xfinity brand, as well as sells advertising.

Comcast Corporation stock opened the day at $56.87 after a previous close of $56.06. The latest price was $56.02 (25 minute delay). Comcast Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$109 billion and employs 168,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $262,120,062,976
  • P/E ratio: 21.3018
  • PEG ratio: 1.0856

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7. AT-and-T (T)

AT&T Inc. provides telecommunication, media, and technology services worldwide. The company operates through Communications, WarnerMedia, and Latin America segments.

AT-and-T stock opened the day at $27.02 after a previous close of $26.96. The latest price was $27.01 (25 minute delay). AT-and-T is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$176 billion and employs 226,840 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $197,063,999,488
  • PEG ratio: 3.2432

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Bottom line

While it's possible to turn a profit investing in movie stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — movie stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the film industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you're new to investing, or if it's been awhile since you've taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you're getting the best features in your trading account.

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