The Video Game Companies Available For Investment

Jacob Harper  |

On Mar 26 the maker of the wildy popular game Candy Crush Saga, King Digital Entertainment, will offer shares to the public for the first time ever. With the event the company will join the exclusive ranks of video-game specific companies that trade on the American market.

Despite the always-massive popularity of video games, there are actually not a lot of game-maker available for average investors. To be sure, massive entertainment empires like Time Warner (TWX) and Sony (SNE) , not to mention the multifaceted behemoth that is Microsoft (MSFT) have sizable game divisions, but when it comes to “games, just the games, and nothing but the games” companies, there’s just handful.

Partly this is attributable to the fact that some of the majors like Sega only trade on the Japanese market, and partly because indie (read: not publically traded) game businesses are thriving. But for investors dead set on investing in a purely game-driven company, there are some options:

Electronic Arts (EA)

Market Cap: $9.07 billion

Price: $29.29

P/E: 31.52

Performance YTD: +27.03 percent

Zynga (ZNGA)

Market Cap: $4.24 billion

Price: $4.70

P/E: N/A

Performance YTD: +18.99 percent

Activision (ATVI)

Market Cap: $14.67 billion

Price: $20.59

P/E: 21.67

Performance YTD: +13.39 percent

Konami (KNM)

Market Cap: $3.18 billion

Price: $22.97

P/E: 26.65

Performance YTD: +3.04 percent

Take-Two Interactive (TTWO)

Market Cap: $2.08 billion

Price: $21.24

P/E: 5.69

Performance YTD: +22.82 percent

 

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Companies

Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
EA Electronic Arts Inc. 102.34 -2.54 -2.42 7,159,188 Trade
ATVI Activision Blizzard Inc 46.87 -1.73 -3.56 11,117,712 Trade
ZNGA Zynga Inc. 5.29 -0.13 -2.40 6,833,829 Trade
TTWO Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. 96.02 -3.09 -3.12 1,850,252 Trade
SNE Sony Corporation 42.03 -1.98 -4.50 1,579,399 Trade
KNM Konami Corp. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
MSFT Microsoft Corporation 117.05 -3.17 -2.64 33,625,928 Trade
CPECY Copperbelt Energy Corp n/a n/a n/a 0

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