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Ready to invest in the video game industry? Consider these 11 stocks.
The best gaming 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.
11 gaming stocks to watch
We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the video game industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.
- Nintendo CoLtd (NTDOY)
- Sony Group Corporation (SNE)
- Microsoft Corporation< (MSFT)
- Activision Blizzard (ATVI)
- Tencent (TCEHY)
- Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO)
- Zynga (ZNGA)
- Glu Mobile (GLUU)
- Electronic Arts (EA)
- The9 (NCTY)
- Sea (SE)
3 tools to help identify new investments
We’ve compiled a list of gaming 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 favorite 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 video game 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 favorites 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 gaming stocks
If you’re interested in investing in the video game 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. Nintendo Co. Ltd (NTDOY)
Nintendo Co. , Ltd. , together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and distributes electronic entertainment products in Japan, the Americas, Europe, and internationally.
Nintendo CoLtd stock opened the day at $64.24 after a previous close of $63.88. The latest price was $64.13 (25-minute delay). Nintendo CoLtd is listed on the PINK, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD1.7 trillion and employs 6,574 staff.
- Market capitalization: $60,323,577,856
- P/E ratio: 16.0746
- PEG ratio: 4.1781
2. Sony Group Corporation (SNE)
Sony Group Corporation designs, develops, produces, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for the consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. The company distributes software titles and add-on content through digital networks; network services related to game, video, and music content; and home and portable game consoles, packaged software, and peripheral devices. It also develops, produces, markets, and distributes recorded music; publishes music; and produces and distributes animation titles, game applications based on animation titles, and various services for music and visual products.
Sony Group Corporation stock opened the day at $98.73 after a previous close of $99.18. The latest price was $98.06 (25-minute delay). Sony Group Corporation is listed on the N/A, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$77.6 billion and employs 111,700 staff.
- Market capitalization: $129,214,529,536
- P/E ratio: 13.5165
- PEG ratio: 1.9414
3. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. Its Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Security and Compliance, and Skype for Business, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CAL); Skype, Outlook. com, OneDrive, and LinkedIn; and Dynamics 365, a set of cloud-based and on-premises business solutions for organizations and enterprise divisions.
Microsoft Corporation stock opened the day at $300.44 after a previous close of $301.37. The latest price was $296.97 (25-minute delay). Microsoft Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$184.9 billion and employs 181,000 staff.
- Market capitalization: $2,226,345,476,096
- P/E ratio: 31.6296
- PEG ratio: 2.1672
4. 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 stock opened the day at $80.05 after a previous close of $80.11. The latest price was $80.09 (25-minute delay). Activision Blizzard is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.8 billion and employs 9,800 staff.
- Market capitalization: $62,412,615,680
- P/E ratio: 23.282
- PEG ratio: 5.9942
5. 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, such as media, social, and others advertisement services.
Tencent stock opened the day at $56.35 after a previous close of $56.79. The latest price was $56.24 (25-minute delay). Tencent is listed on the PINK, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$560.1 billion and employs 112,771 staff.
- Market capitalization: $467,158,433,792
- P/E ratio: 13.3755
- PEG ratio: 1.3795
6. 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 stock opened the day at $142.83 after a previous close of $143.40. The latest price was $141.31 (25-minute delay). Take-Two Interactive Software is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.4 billion and employs 6,495 staff.
- Market capitalization: $17,532,448,768
- P/E ratio: 33.6583
- PEG ratio: 2.3624
7. Zynga (ZNGA)
Zynga Inc. develops, markets, and operates social game services in the United States and internationally. The company provides social games as live services played on mobile platforms, such as Apple iOS and Google’s Android operating systems; social networking platforms, such as Facebook and Snapchat; and personal computers consoles, such as Nintendo’s Switch game console, and other platforms and consoles.
Zynga stock opened the day at $6.71 after a previous close of $6.64. The latest price was $6.58 (25-minute delay). Zynga is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.8 billion and employs 2,952 staff.
- Market capitalization: $10,429,496,320
- PEG ratio: 1.28
8. Glu Mobile (GLUU)
Glu Mobile Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, develops, publishes, and markets a portfolio of free-to-play mobile games for the users of smartphones and tablet devices. It publishes titles primarily in four genres, including lifestyle, casual, role playing games, and sports and outdoors.
Glu Mobile is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$540.5 million and employs 802 staff.
- Market capitalization: $2,203,875,072
- P/E ratio: 104.1667
- PEG ratio: 1.4671
9. 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 stock opened the day at $130.04 after a previous close of $130.84. The latest price was $130.44 (25-minute delay). Electronic Arts is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6.5 billion and employs 11,000 staff.
- Market capitalization: $34,725,294,080
- P/E ratio: 55.4966
- PEG ratio: 20.6204
10. The9 (NCTY)
The9 Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an Internet company in the People’s Republic of China. The company primarily focuses on developing cryptocurrencies mining business. It also operates and develops proprietary or licensed online games, primarily mobile games and TV games.
The9 stock opened the day at $12.00 after a previous close of $11.61. The latest price was $11.56 (25-minute delay). The9 is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$125.9 million and employs 105 staff.
- Market capitalization: $61,286,440
- PEG ratio: 0
11. Sea (SE)
Sea Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital financial service businesses in Southeast Asia, Latin America, rest of Asia, and internationally. It provides Garena digital entertainment platform for users to access mobile and PC online games, as well as eSports operations; and access to other entertainment content, such as livestreaming of gameplay and social features, such as user chat and online forums. The company also operates Shopee e-commerce platform, a mobile-centric marketplace that offers integrated payment and logistics infrastructure and seller services.
Sea stock opened the day at $273.91 after a previous close of $272.31. The latest price was $273.70 (25-minute delay). Sea is listed on the NYSE and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$10 billion.
- Market capitalization: $69,639,168,000
- PEG ratio: 0
How to buy gaming stocks
Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one or more of these gaming stocks.
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
- 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 NTDOY or SNE.
- 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 gaming 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 Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the video game industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.
While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in gaming stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — gaming stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the video game 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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