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Best Performing Gaming Stocks of 2020

Updated Feb 14, 2020
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 Feb 14, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Gaming stocks are listed below.
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Top Gaming Stocks With Highest Returns

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) Bilibili Inc. (BILI) 2) Sea Limited (SE) 3) Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) 4) YY Inc. (YY) 5) NetEase, Inc. (NTES)
 6) Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) 7) Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) 8) Changyou.com Limited (CYOU) 9) Scientific Games Corp (SGMS) 10) Activision Blizzard (ATVI)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 27 Gaming stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Gaming ETFs.

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Performance of Top Gaming Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Bilibili

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 and Dividend History.
The Shanghai, -based Bilibili Inc. (BILI) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a Communication Services company. The stock of Bilibili ended the previous year at a price of $18.62 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $28.69 apiece, which indicates a change of 54.08 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 $6.07 billion. It has now changed to $9.36 billion as of writing.

Sea Limited

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 and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $18.63 billion to $22.42 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $40.22 per share to a price of $48.49 per share as of Feb 14, 2020, Sea Limited (SE) was successful in generating YTD returns of 20.56 percentage. Standing at the number two rank in the top performing list of Gaming stocks, the Singapore, -based Sea Limited is categorized as the Electronic Gaming & Multimedia sub-sector business which falls under the larger Technology sector.

Glu Mobile

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 and Dividend History.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in California, CA, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of EDP Services. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Glu Mobile has so far gained 19.34 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $6.05 per share and year-to-date price of $7.22 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $882.01 million to $1.05 billion. The stock of Glu Mobile continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

YY

YY Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the live streaming business in the People's Republic of China. The company operates YY Live platform, an online music and entertainment live streaming ser ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2020, YY Inc. (YY) was successful in generating YTD returns of 18.7 percentage which helped it gain the number four 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 China-based YY closed at a price of $52.79 per share, while it traded at a price of $62.66 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $4.26 billion to $5.06 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Technology industry sector and further specialized as a EDP Services sector business.

NetEase

NetEase, Inc. operates an interactive online community in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through Online Game Services; E-Commerce; Advertising Services; and Email and Others segm ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The China-headquartered company NetEase, Inc. (NTES) is ranked number five among the best performing stocks of Gaming of 2020. The Miscellaneous sector business falls under the Business Services industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of NetEase has changed by 15.65 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $306.64 per share and year-to-date closing price of $354.64 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $39.24 billion to $45.38 billion during the same period. Along with Gaming, the company is also in the business of Miscellaneous, Business Services, Technology, Internet, China, NASDAQ, among other usual products and services. NetEase continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like NASDAQ 100 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Gaming and Leisure Properties

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI), incorporated on February 13, 2013, is a self-administered and self-managed Pennsylvania real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) has moved by 15.12 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Services sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $43.05 apiece to the price of $49.56 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. The smart run of the Pennsylvania, PA-based Real Estate Investment Trusts sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $9.24 billion to $10.64 billion over the same duration. Gaming and Leisure Properties is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Zynga

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 and Dividend History.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $6.12 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $6.93 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of 13.24 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $5.79 billion to $6.56 billion. The EDP Services 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, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Changyou.com

Changyou.com Limited, incorporated on August 6, 2007, is an online game developer and operator. The Company is engaged in the development, operation and licensing of online games for personal computers ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The number eight spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Gaming sector is taken by Changyou.com Limited (CYOU). The company's stock price changed from $9.79 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $10.68 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 9.09 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the China-based Technology sector company was from $521.32 million to $588.97 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.

Scientific Games

Scientific Games Corporation, incorporated on July 2, 1984, is a developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for the gaming, lottery and interactive gaming industries. The Companys segments ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Scientific Games (SGMS) generated percentage returns of 7.62 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $26.78 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $28.82 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $2.5 billion to $2.78 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Technology speciality business with further classification in the EDP Services sub-category. Based in Nevada, NV, 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, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Activision Blizzard

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 and Dividend History.
The Santa Monica, California-based Technology sector company Activision Blizzard (ATVI) holds the ten spot among the best performing stocks of the Gaming sector. Classified as the Computer Software-Prepackaged Software business, the stock price of Activision Blizzard ended the previous year at a price of $59.42 per share while it reached the level of $63.52 apiece as of Feb 14, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 6.9%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $48.64 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Activision Blizzard in their constituent list. They include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.
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