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Streaming stocks

Ready to invest in the online streaming industry? Consider these 9 stocks.

The best streaming 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 streaming stocks

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

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. You’ll need personal and financial details, like your contact and bank information.
  3. Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like NFLX or DIS.
  4. Decide on how many to buy. Some brokers will allow you to purchase fractional shares, while others require you to purchase whole shares.
  5. Choose an order type. Invest in the streaming stocks now with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price.
  6. Buy the stock. Tap or click the Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the online streaming industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.

Take a deeper dive into streaming stocks

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

1. 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 $519.96 after a previous close of $519.30. The latest price was $514.25 (25 minute delay). Netflix is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD27.6 billion and employs 9,400 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $226,920,349,696
  • P/E ratio: 53.0277
  • PEG ratio: 1.5883

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2. 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 $179.81 after a previous close of $179.10. The latest price was $178.35 (25 minute delay). The Walt Disney Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$58.3 billion and employs 170,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $318,198,972,416
  • PEG ratio: 1.099

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3. ViacomCBS (VIAC)

ViacomCBS Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company worldwide. The company operates through TV Entertainment, Cable Networks, and Filmed Entertainment segments.

ViacomCBS stock opened the day at $41.75 after a previous close of $41.46. The latest price was $42.77 (25 minute delay). ViacomCBS is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$26.2 billion and employs 22,109 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $26,638,254,080
  • P/E ratio: 9.0506
  • PEG ratio: 1.3712

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4. Alphabet (GOOGL)

Alphabet Inc. provides online advertising services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. The company offers performance and brand advertising services.

Alphabet stock opened the day at $2,723.00 after a previous close of $2,721.88. The latest price was $2,715.55 (25 minute delay). Alphabet is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$196.7 billion and employs 139,995 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,754,183,761,920
  • P/E ratio: 34.2275
  • PEG ratio: 1.4515

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5. 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 $3,627.75 after a previous close of $3,630.32. The latest price was $3,599.92 (25 minute delay). Amazon-com is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$419.1 billion and employs 1,271,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,834,745,856,000
  • P/E ratio: 69.2141
  • PEG ratio: 1.4409

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6. iQIYI (IQ)

iQIYI, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides online entertainment services under the iQIYI brand in the People's Republic of China. The company offers various products and services comprising internet video, online games, live broadcasting, online literature, animations, e-commerce, and social media platform.

iQIYI stock opened the day at $15.08 after a previous close of $14.84. The latest price was $15.03 (25 minute delay). iQIYI is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$30 billion and employs 7,721 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $9,574,027,264

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7. 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 $58.00 after a previous close of $57.75. The latest price was $58.42 (25 minute delay). Comcast Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$104.2 billion and employs 168,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $265,504,030,720
  • P/E ratio: 22.8419
  • PEG ratio: 1.4224

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8. Spotify Technology S-A (SPOT)

Spotify Technology S. A. , together with its subsidiaries, provides audio streaming services worldwide. It operates in two segments, Premium and Ad-Supported.

Spotify Technology S-A stock opened the day at $254.86 after a previous close of $256.15. The latest price was $262.83 (25 minute delay). Spotify Technology S-A is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.2 billion and employs 6,794 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $46,633,005,056

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9. Apple (AAPL)

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables, and accessories worldwide. It also sells various related services.

Apple stock opened the day at $144.66 after a previous close of $144.98. The latest price was $145.64 (25 minute delay). Apple is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$325.4 billion and employs 100,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,449,739,612,160
  • P/E ratio: 32.9962
  • PEG ratio: 2.2648

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Compare trading platforms

Compare online trading platforms by fees, asset types and bonuses to find the best for your investment in streaming stocks.
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Sofi Invest
Stocks, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
Get one free stock worth up to $1,000
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Free stock (chosen randomly with a value anywhere between $2.50 and $200)
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Make unlimited commission-free trades in stocks, funds, and options with Robinhood Financial.
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Stocks, ETFs
Download and sign up with Public.com; approved accounts receive a free stock slice worth up to $70, selected from 9 popular stocks.
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Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual funds, ETFs
N/A
INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE PRODUCTS ARE: NOT A DEPOSIT • NOT FDIC INSURED • NO BANK GUARANTEE • MAY LOSE VALUE
Webull
Stocks, Options, ETFs
Get one free stock valued between $3.00 and $300 when you open an account, one more with a deposit
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Margin financing rates start at 3.99%. No monthly subscription fees for margin.
TD Ameritrade
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual funds, ETFs, Currencies
TD Ameritrade features $0 commission for online stock trades. Online options fees are $0.65/contract.
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Bottom line

While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in streaming stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — streaming stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the online streaming 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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