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 2020 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 Dec 31, 2020, 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) Sea Limited (SE)
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Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:
Sea Limited engages in the digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital financial service businesses in the Greater Southeast Asia. The company operates through three segments: Digital Entertainment, E-commer ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sea Limited. The Singapore, -headquartered company Sea Limited (SE) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Gaming of 2020. The Technology sector business falls under the Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Sea Limited has changed by 394.9 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $40.22 per share and year-to-date closing price of $199.05 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $18.63 billion to $101.75 billion during the same period. Along with Gaming, the company is also in the business of Technology, Electronic Gaming & Multimedia, among other usual products and services.
Gravity Co., Ltd. develops, publishes, and distributes online games in South Korea, Japan, the United States, Canada, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, China, and internationally. I ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of GRAVITY. The South Korea-based Miscellaneous sector company GRAVITY Co., Ltd. (GRVY) holds the number two spot among the best performing stocks of the Gaming sector. Classified as the Business Services business, the stock price of GRAVITY ended the previous year at a price of $37.4 per share while it reached the level of $180.74 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 383.26%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $1.26 billion.
Bilibili Inc. provides online entertainment services for the young generations in the People's Republic of China. It offers a platform that covers a range of genres and media formats, including videos, live bro ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Bilibili. During the given months of the year 2020, Bilibili Inc. (BILI) was successful in generating YTD returns of 360.37 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Shanghai, -based Bilibili closed at a price of $18.62 per share, while it traded at a price of $85.72 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $6.07 billion to $29.61 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Technology industry sector and further specialized as a Communication Services sector business.
DraftKings Inc. operates as a digital sports entertainment and gaming company. The company provides users with daily sports, sports betting, and iGaming ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of DraftKings. Rank number four in the coveted list is held by DraftKings Inc. (DKNG) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the Consumer Discretionary sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Hotels Resorts. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of DraftKings has so far gained 335.14 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $10.7 per share and year-to-date price of $46.56 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $0 million to $18.24 billion.
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 The9 Limited (NCTY) belongs to the Miscellaneous sector and is categorized as a Business Services company. The stock of The9 ended the previous year at a price of $0.91 per share. As of Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $3.54 apiece, which indicates a change of 289.01 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Gaming for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $28.9 million. It has now changed to $31.21 million as of writing.
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. At number six in the list of top stocks stands Gamestop Corporation (GME), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $6.08 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $18.84 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 209.87 percentage. The Texas, TX-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $400.81 million to $1.31 billion. The Electronics Distribution specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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. Renren Inc. (RENN) has moved by 91.57 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Technology sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $2.49 apiece to the price of $4.77 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the China-based EDP Services sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $57.69 million to $112.48 million over the same duration.
Take-Two Interactive Software
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., incorporated on October 30, 1993, is a developer, publisher and marketer of entertainment for consumers around the world. The Company develops and publishes products through its ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Take-Two Interactive Software. Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) generated percentage returns of 69.72 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $122.43 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $207.79 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $13.88 billion to $23.92 billion during the same period. The company is categorized as a Technology speciality business with further classification in the Computer Software-Prepackaged Software sub-category. Based in New York, NY, 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. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.
Zynga Inc. develops, markets, and operates social games as live services in the United States and internationally. The company's games are played on mobile platforms, such as Apple iOS and Google's An ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Zynga. The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Gaming sector is taken by Zynga Inc. (ZNGA). The company's stock price changed from $6.12 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $9.87 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 61.27 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the California, CA-based Technology sector company was from $5.79 billion to $10.65 billion. 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.
Activision Blizzard, Inc., incorporated on February 17, 2000, is a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment content and services. The Company develops and distributes content and services across various gaming ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Activision Blizzard. Based on the market-cap change from $45.65 billion to $71.76 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $59.42 per share to a price of $92.85 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, Activision Blizzard (ATVI) was successful in generating YTD returns of 56.26 percentage. Standing at the number ten rank in the top performing list of Gaming stocks, the Santa Monica, California-based Activision Blizzard is categorized as the Computer Software-Prepackaged Software 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 NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.
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