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Why Video Game Stocks May Thrive Amid Market's Turmoil

Why Video Game Stocks May Thrive Amid Market's Turmoil

Investors looking for stocks that can thrive amid the market's wild swings - and a possible recession ahead - might look at video game stocks such as Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO). “We anticipate valuation multiples for video game companies to move higher owing to the relative safety of the interactive entertainment industry,” wrote BMO Capital Markets analyst Gerrick Johnson, according to a detailed story in Barron’s. BMO says that the value of traditional video game franchises has been overlooked amid the unprecedented success of Fortnite's free-to-play game model.