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The best esports stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals – while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors in India and around the world will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.
7 esports stocks to watch
We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the egames industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.
- Activision Blizzard (ATVI)
- HUYA (HUYA)
- Electronic Arts (EA)
- Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO)
- Modern Times Group Mtg AB (MTG-B)
- Enthusiast Gaming (EGLX)
- Tencent (TCEHY)
3 tools to help identify new investments
We’ve compiled a list of esports stocks to keep an eye on, but the stock market is volatile and trends can change daily.
If you’re actively trading stocks, staying on top of new industry trends and rising stocks can take a lot of time. Here are some of my favourite tools to keep up with trends and get new trading ideas.
- Stock screeners. You can use an online stock screener like Finviz or TradingView to see what stocks are making the biggest moves today and narrow your search by industry and market cap. Screeners are most beneficial for technical traders who have set criteria in mind for their trades. For example, if you’re looking for stocks trending today in the egames industry, you can pull a list of all mid-cap and large-cap stocks for that industry and sort by percent change since opening.
- Newsletters. Some of my favourites include the Motley Fool Stock Advisor and the Alpha Boost and Cherry Picks newsletters published by Tastyworks. Newsletters can be a great way to find companies that may be worth investing in for the long haul.
- Social media. While I’d never make a trade based on a Reddit thread alone, social platforms like Reddit, Twitter and Tiktok can be useful tools for staying on top of what companies people are talking about. The trendiness of a stock can directly influence its price – but those trends can also be volatile. While social media can occasionally help buy-and-hold investors, it tends to be a more practical tool for active traders.
Take a deeper dive into esports stocks
If you’re interested in investing in the egames industry, take a closer look at what companies in this industry do and how the stocks have historically performed. Keep in mind that positive past performance doesn’t guarantee that a stock will continue to rise in the future.
1. Activision Blizzard (ATVI)
Activision Blizzard, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and publishes interactive entertainment content and services in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through three segments: Activision, Blizzard and King.
Activision Blizzard is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around US$8.8 billion and employs 9,800 staff.
- Market capitalisation: US$61,508,653,056
- P/E ratio: 22.9448
- PEG ratio: 5.9014
2. HUYA (HUYA)
HUYA Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates game live streaming platforms in the People’s Republic of China. Its platforms enable broadcasters and viewers to interact during live streaming.
HUYA is listed on the NYSE and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around US$11.4 billion.
- Market capitalisation: US$971,325,568
- P/E ratio: 10.8511
- PEG ratio: 0.8557
3. Electronic Arts (EA)
Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes and distributes games, content and services for game consoles, PCs, mobile phones and tablets worldwide. It develops and publishes games and services across various genres, such as sports, racing, first-person shooter, action, role-playing and simulation primarily under the Battlefield, The Sims, Apex Legends, Need for Speed and Plants vs.
Electronic Arts is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around US$6.5 billion and employs 11,000 staff.
- Market capitalisation: US$34,477,817,856
- P/E ratio: 55.1011
- PEG ratio: 19.7442
4. Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO)
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. develops, publishes and markets interactive entertainment solutions for consumers worldwide. The company offers its products under the Rockstar Games, 2K, Private Division, Social Point and Playdots labels.
Take-Two Interactive Software is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around US$3.4 billion and employs 6,495 staff.
- Market capitalisation: US$15,856,864,256
- P/E ratio: 30.4321
- PEG ratio: 2.1104
5. Modern Times Group Mtg AB (MTG-B)
Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ), through its subsidiaries, operates as a digital entertainment company in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, rest of Europe, Singapore, India, New Zealand and internationally. It operates through Esport and Gaming segments. The Esport segment operates national and international tournaments, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and festivals; and engages in the gaming technology, event management, advertising and TV production business.
Modern Times Group Mtg AB is listed on the ST, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around SEK$5.3 billion and employs 1,004 staff. All prices are listed in Swedish krone.
- Market capitalisation: SEK$15,543,362,560
- PEG ratio: 0
6. Enthusiast Gaming (EGLX)
Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. engages in the media, content, entertainment and esports businesses the United States, Canada and internationally. The company operates an online network of approximately 100 gaming related websites; owns and operates Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo, a video-gaming expo; provides management and support services to players involved in professional gaming; owns and manages esports teams, which cover games comprising Call of Duty, Madden NFL, Fortnite, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros.
Enthusiast Gaming is listed on the TO, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around CAD$167.4 million and employs 200 staff. All prices are listed in Canadian Dollars.
- Market capitalisation: CAD$367,664,000
7. Tencent (TCEHY)
Tencent Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, provides value-added services (VAS) and Online advertising services in Mainland China and internationally. The company operates through VAS, Online Advertising, FinTech and Business Services, and Others segments. It offers online games and social network services; FinTech and cloud services, and online advertising services.
Tencent is listed on the PINK, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around US$560.1 billion and employs 112,771 staff.
- Market capitalisation: US$447,126,011,904
- P/E ratio: 12.801
- PEG ratio: 1.3477
How to buy esports stocks
Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one or more of these esports stocks.
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to find the best for your investment in esports stocks.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. You’ll need personal and financial details, like your contact and bank information.
- Search for the stock you’re interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like ATVI or HUYA.
- Decide on how many to buy. Some brokers will allow you to purchase fractional shares, while others require you to purchase whole shares.
- Choose an order type. Invest in the esports stocks now with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price.
- Buy the stock. Tap or click the strong>Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the egames industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.
Compare trading platforms
Compare trading platforms to find the best for your investment in esports stocks. For stocks listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ you’ll need to find a platform with access to US stock markets.
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in esports stocks, keep in mind that – like any investment – esports stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions – both in the market and in the egames 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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