☀ Trending Among Corona Carnage ☀ List of Best Performing Corona Vaccine Stocks, Healthcare Stocks, and Artificial Intelligence Stocks. Anything that acts as a means of mass communication - including, but not limited to broadcasting, publishing, and the internet - is collectively regarded as media. It serves as a platform and medium of entertainment. The end offering may be digital, audio, video or print format. Since media is a very diversified field, a lot of variance can be observed in the products and services offered by the media sector businesses. Among the Media stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Media stocks? This article provides a list of Media 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 Media stocks between the end of the previous year and May 4, 2021, and the top 10 return generating Media stocks are listed below.
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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Media sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized: 1) AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (AMC)
Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:
AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., incorporated on June 6, 2007, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, including AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMCE), American Multi-Cinema, Inc. (OpCo) and its subsidiaries, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of AMC Entertainment. The Leawood, KS-based AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (AMC) belongs to the Consumer Services sector and is categorized as a Movies Entertainment company. The stock of AMC Entertainment ended the previous year at a price of $2.12 per share. As of May 4, 2021, the stock price has reached $9.39 apiece, which indicates a change of 342.92 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Media for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $340.67 million. It has now changed to $4.23 billion as of writing. AMC Entertainment continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
Discovery Communications, Inc. (Discovery), incorporated on April 28, 2008, is a global media company. The Company provides content across multiple distribution platforms, including pay-television (pay-TV), free-to-air (FTA) and broadcast television, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Discovery Communications. Based on the market-cap change from $12.61 billion to $16.43 billion during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $32.4 per share to a price of $75.1 per share as of May 4, 2021, Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCB) was successful in generating YTD returns of 131.79 percentage. Standing at the number two rank in the top performing list of Media stocks, the Maryland, MD-based Discovery Communications is categorized as the Television Services sub-sector business which falls under the larger Consumer Services sector.
Cinedigm Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as distributor and aggregator of independent movie, television, and other short form content primarily in the United States. The company operat ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Cinedigm. The New Jersey, NJ-headquartered company Cinedigm Corp (CIDM) is ranked number three among the best performing stocks of Media of 2021. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Consumer Electronics Video industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Cinedigm has changed by 103.16 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.64 per share and year-to-date closing price of $1.31 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $85.8 million to $217.4 million during the same period. Along with Media, the company is also in the business of Consumer Services, Consumer Electronics Video, Consumer Electronics Video, Consumer Cyclical, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Cinedigm continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.
iHeartMedia, Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company worldwide. It operates through two segments, Audio, and Audio and Media Services. The Audio ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of iHeartMedia. During the given months of the year 2021, iHeartMedia, Inc. (IHRT) was successful in generating YTD returns of 49.31 percentage which helped it gain the number four 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 San Antonio, Texas-based iHeartMedia closed at a price of $12.98 per share, while it traded at a price of $19.38 per share as of May 4, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $914.01 million to $2.71 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
The company is classified under the Communication Services industry sector and further specialized as a Broadcasting sector business.
Glory Star New Media
Glory Star New Media Group Holdings Limited provides advertisement and content production services in China. It also engages in the mobile and online ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Glory Star New Media. Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Glory Star New Media (GSMG) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in Beijing, China, the Communication Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Broadcasting. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Glory Star New Media has so far gained 47.27 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $2.75 per share and year-to-date price of $4.05 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $158.6 million to $251.01 million.
The Marcus Corporation, incorporated on August 13, 1992, operates principally in two business segments: Theatres, and Hotels and Resorts. The Theatres segment operates multiscreen motion picture theatres in Wisconsin, Illinois, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Marcus. At number six in the list of top stocks stands Marcus Corporation (MCS), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $13.48 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $19.41 per share as of May 4, 2021. It translates to a change of 43.99 percentage. The Wisconsin, WI-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $418.75 million to $608.13 million. The Movies Entertainment 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.
Liquid Media Group
Liquid Media Group Ltd. operates as a media and entertainment company. It produces content for various platforms, including film, TV, gaming, and VR through its network of shared services. The company connects production companies via StratusCore cloud workplace technology into a vertically integrated studio, producing content for various platforms. It ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Liquid Media Group. Liquid Media Group Ltd. (YVR) has moved by 41.4 percentage over the given period of 2021-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Cyclical sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $1.57 apiece to the price of $2.22 per share between the end of December of the previous year and May 4, 2021. The smart run of the Canada-based Communication Services sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $16.26 million to $31.81 million over the same duration.
AMC Networks Inc., incorporated on March 9, 2011, is a holding company, which conducts all of its operations through its subsidiaries. The Company owns and operates entertainment businesses and assets. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of AMC Networks. AMC Networks (AMCX) generated percentage returns of 31.56 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $35.77 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $47.06 per share as of May 4, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $1.48 billion to $1.99 billion during the same period. The company is categorized as a Consumer Services speciality business with further classification in the Television Services sub-category. Based in New York, NY, the YTD performance of the Media 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.
Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (Cinemark), incorporated on August 2, 2006, is engaged in the motion picture exhibition business with theatres in the United States (U.S.), Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Cinemark. The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Media sector is taken by Cinemark Holdings Inc (CNK). The company's stock price changed from $17.41 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $22.04 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 26.59 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Texas, TX-based Consumer Services sector company was from $2.06 billion to $2.64 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Media sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
Twenty-First Century Fox
Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., incorporated on October 23, 2003, is a media and entertainment company. The Companys segments include Cable Network Programming; Television; Filmed Entertainment, and Other, Corporate and Eliminations. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Twenty-First Century Fox. The New York, New York-based Consumer Services sector company Twenty-First Century Fox Class A (FOXA) holds the number ten spot among the best performing stocks of the Media sector. Classified as the Television Services business, the stock price of Twenty-First Century Fox ended the previous year at a price of $29.12 per share while it reached the level of $36.74 apiece as of May 4, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 26.17%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $21.46 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Twenty-First Century Fox 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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