While a great number of industry classifications are available for listed businesses using which one can pick and choose an investment sector of their choice, there are some off-the-beat industries which allow an interesting dimension to investing. Gaming is one such area which has gained sufficient traction in the world of investments. With younger population on the rise across the globe, the advent of technology has enabled a new stream of games and associated businesses to flourish. A significant number of companies across the world are involved in designing new gaming concepts, developing different kinds of games to keep the users engaged, and generate earnings for themselves and their shareholders. From mobile phones to consoles to PCs to dedicated gaming competitions carrying millions of dollars of prize money, gaming is the new investment destination for those who are brave enough to take a shot at the stocks of the gaming companies. Among the big basket of Gaming stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Gaming stocks? This article provides a list of Gaming stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2021 so far. till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Gaming stocks between the end of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021, and the top 10 return generating Gaming stocks are listed below. Additionally, one can also explore the best performing stocks of other new-age investment themes like the Best Performing Robotics Stocks, Best Performing Blockchain Stocks, Best Performing 5G Stocks and Best Performing Internet Stocks.
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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Gaming sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized: 1) Gamestop Corporation (GME)
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Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:
GameStop Corp. operates as a multichannel video game, consumer electronics, and wireless services retailer. It operates in five segments: United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, and Technology Brand ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Gamestop. The Texas, TX-headquartered company Gamestop Corporation (GME) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Gaming of 2021. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Electronics Distribution industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Gamestop has changed by 916.19 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $18.84 per share and year-to-date closing price of $191.45 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $1.31 billion to $13.39 billion during the same period. Along with Gaming, the company is also in the business of Consumer Services, Electronics Distribution, Consumer Cyclical, Specialty Retail, Consumer Discretionary, Wilshire 5000, Russell 2000, among other usual products and services. Gamestop continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.
The9 Limited (The9), formerly GameNow.net Limited, incorporated on December 22, 1999, is a holding company, which is an online game developer and operator. The Company operates in developing and operating ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of The9. The China-based Miscellaneous sector company The9 Limited (NCTY) holds the number two spot among the best performing stocks of the Gaming sector. Classified as the Business Services business, the stock price of The9 ended the previous year at a price of $3.54 per share while it reached the level of $34 apiece as of Apr 1, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 860.45%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $401.16 million.
500.com Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides online gaming services primarily in the People's Republic of China and Europe. It operates online gaming sites, such as Multilotto.com or Multilotto ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of 500.com. During the given months of the year 2021, 500.com Limited (WBAI) was successful in generating YTD returns of 152.78 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2021 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Shenzhen, China-based 500.com closed at a price of $9 per share, while it traded at a price of $22.75 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $387.01 million to $978.54 million during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Consumer Services industry sector and further specialized as a Amusement and Recreation sector business.
Super League Gaming
Super League Gaming, Inc. operates an esports community and content platform. The company through its platform connects a network of gamers, venues, and brand partners to enable local, social, and competitive esports that could be broadcasted through its platform. The company was formerly known as Nth Games, Inc. and changed its name to Super League Gaming, Inc. in July 2015. Super League Gaming, Inc. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Super League Gaming. Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Super League Gaming, Inc. (SLGG) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, the Communication Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Electronic Gaming & Multimedia. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Super League Gaming has so far gained 147 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $2.83 per share and year-to-date price of $6.99 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $43.82 million to $151.04 million.
Xunlei Limited (Xunlei), incorporated on February 3, 2005, is a cloud-based acceleration technology company. The Company operates an Internet platform in China based on cloud computing to enable users to ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Xunlei. The China-based Xunlei Limited (XNET) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a Computer Software-Prepackaged Software company. The stock of Xunlei ended the previous year at a price of $2.89 per share. As of Apr 1, 2021, the stock price has reached $6.65 apiece, which indicates a change of 130.1 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Gaming for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $193.28 million. It has now changed to $444.76 million as of writing.
Renren Inc. operates a social networking Internet platform in the People's Republic of China. It operates through two segments, Renren and Auto Group. The company operates Renren.com and Renren Mobile ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Renren. At number six in the list of top stocks stands Renren Inc. (RENN), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $4.77 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $8.93 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. It translates to a change of 87.21 percentage. The China-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $112.48 million to $210.57 million.
Blue Hat Interactive
Fujian Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology Ltd. produces, develops, and operates augmented reality (AR) interactive entertainment games and toys primarily in the People's Republic of China. It offers interactive educational materials, mobile games, and toys with mobile game features. The company's AR interactive products include AR Racer, a car-racing mobile game with a small physical toy car ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Blue Hat Interactive. Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology (BHAT) has moved by 54.1 percentage over the given period of 2021-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Communication Services sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $0.92 apiece to the price of $1.41 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021. The smart run of the Xiamen, -based Electronic Gaming & Multimedia sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $33.41 million to $66.23 million over the same duration.
Integrated Media Technology
Integrated Media Technology Limited develops, sells, and distributes 3D autostereoscopic display (ASD) technology products and services in Australia, Hong Kong, and China. It offers 3D conversion equipment and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Integrated Media Technology. Integrated Media Technology (IMTE) generated percentage returns of 51.54 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $3.9 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $5.91 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $25.4 million to $46.5 million during the same period. The company is categorized as a Technology speciality business with further classification in the Communication Services sub-category. Based in Wanchai, , the YTD performance of the Gaming sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes.
Inspired Entertainment, Inc., formerly Hydra Industries Acquisition Corp., incorporated on May 30, 2014, is a global games technology company. The Company is engaged in developing and operating digital games and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Inspired Entertainment. The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Gaming sector is taken by Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (INSE). The company's stock price changed from $6.58 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $9.53 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 44.83 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the New York, NY-based Technology sector company was from $151.53 million to $221.27 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Gaming sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
Glu Mobile Inc. develops, publishes, and markets a portfolio of free-to-play mobile games for the users of smartphones and tablet devices. The company publishes titles in four genres, including home d ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Glu Mobile. Based on the market-cap change from $1.55 billion to $2.2 billion during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $9.01 per share to a price of $12.47 per share as of Apr 1, 2021, Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) was successful in generating YTD returns of 38.4 percentage. Standing at the number ten rank in the top performing list of Gaming stocks, the California, CA-based Glu Mobile is categorized as the EDP Services sub-sector business which falls under the larger Technology sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.
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