Every week, Benzinga runs a survey to collect sentiment on what traders are most excited about, interested in or thinking about when they are managing and building their personal portfolios.
This week we posed the following questions to over 400 investors and traders: Over the next five years, which stock will have the largest percentage gain?
Anticipation is thick in the air this holiday season: Microsoft launches its next-generation gaming systems, the Xbox Series X and Series S on Nov. 10. Benzinga users spoke and a majority of respondents, 70.7%, told us Microsoft’s stock will have the largest percentage gain by 2025. At time of publishing, Microsoft shares trade around $209.
Of readers, 16.1% said Sony would grow the most before 2025. Sony’s Playstation 5 console will pave the way for its next generation of entertainment offerings. Preorders for the PS5 game console began Sept. 17 and its release date is set for Nov. 12. Sony trades around $73.30.
Only 13.2% of respondents told us Nintendo would grow the most before 2025. Nintendo’s Switch gaming systems have been a hot commodity during the ongoing global pandemic: the home of Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. reported sales of 63.2 million Switch game consoles in August alone. Nintendo is trading at $68.35.
Given market volatility, many traders may be more concerned about the biggest movers rather than the actual consoles and software being offered by individual companies.
This study was conducted by Benzinga and included the responses of a diverse population of adults 18 or older and opting into the survey was completely voluntary with no incentives being offered to potential respondents.
The study reflects the results from over 400 adults on their thoughts and views pertaining to financial markets.