5 Best Video Game Stocks to Play for Years

Even the best video game stocks are starting to cool off after a white-hot 2020. That spells opportunity for investors wanting to get in on a promising longer-term trend.

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The video game market has long abandoned the family basement. Now, it – and video game stocks – get plenty of respect.

Consider that over the past few months, several video game companies enjoyed blockbuster starts to their publicly traded lives. For instance, in January, Playtika (PLTK) launched its initial public offering (IPO) by selling 69.5 million shares at $27, much higher than its projected range of $22 to $24. More recently, Roblox (RBLX) directly listed on the New York Stock Exchange at a reference price of $45 per share, and was driven 54.4% higher on its first day of trading.


Data is as of market close on March 11. Forward price-to-earnings (P/E) data provided by Morningstar.

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Deborah Yao
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Deborah Yao is an award-winning journalist, editor, and personal finance columnist who has held editorial roles at Kiplinger, The Wharton School, Amazon, The Associated Press, S&P Global (SNL Kagan) and MarketWatch. She specializes in writing and editing articles on finance and technology, with particular expertise in the areas of stock analysis, monetary policy, fintech, blockchain, macroeconomics, financial planning, taxes, among others. She has been published in The New York Times, USA Today, CBS News, ABC News, Wharton Magazine, and many other news outlets.