Tesla (TSLA) is the most searched for stock in the UK. META (META) the second most searched for stock, followed by NVIDIA (NVDA) in third place.
A new study has revealed the UK’s top five most Googled S&P 500 stocks. The study by UK financial services provider CMC Markets analysed Google data to establish the number of searches for each S&P 500 stock and its symbol in each UK area, determining which is the most popular.
Coming in at number one is the electric car manufacturer Tesla (TSLA), with 260,180 Google searches a month on average in the UK. The American multinational automotive and clean energy company is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with Elon Musk as its CEO. According to Tesla’s latest financial reports, the company’s current revenue is $86.03 billion, a $4.57 billion increase from 2022.
Number two on the list is META (META), formally known as Facebook, with 84,310 searches a month on average and current revenue of $117.34 billion, $31.31 billion more than Tesla. The American multinational technology company has Mark Zuckerberg as the CEO and is based in Menlo Park, California. Business Insider claims that META’s CTO said that the leaders were spending most of their time on generative AI earlier this month.
In third place is NVIDIA (NVDA), which is searched 58,250 times a month. Nvidia Corporation is one of the biggest developers of graphics processors and chipsets for personal computers and game consoles. As of 2023, NVIDIA has just over 26,000 employees worldwide and has a revenue of $26.97 billion, a decrease of $1.59 billion from last year.
Number four is Alphabet Google (GOOG), which is searched 35,840 times a month. The headquarters is in Mountain View in Silicon Valley, and Sundar Pichai is the company’s CEO. Google’s current revenue is $284.61 billion, a $1.78 billion increase from last year.
Finally, in the UK’s fifth most googled stock is Amazon (AMZN), with 27,720 times a month on average. The Jeff Bezos-founded company is led by Andy Jassy as a CEO, and has current revenue of $513.98 billion, which is larger than the combined revenues of the UK’s top four most googled companies.
A spokesperson for CMC Markets said: “With more and more people having more access to the latest information about stocks in easily digestible forms via social media platforms like TikTok, it has become easier than ever to delve into the world of trading, and this data offers a fascinating insight into which companies attract the most interest from the British public.
The S&P 500, often simply referred to as the S&P or Standard & Poor’s 500, is a stock market index that measures the performance of 500 large publicly traded companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States. The index is widely regarded as a representative benchmark for the overall performance of the U.S. stock market.
The companies included in the S&P 500 are selected by a committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, which takes into account factors such as market capitalization, liquidity, industry sector representation, and other criteria. The index is market-cap-weighted, meaning that the larger companies have a greater impact on its movements.
The specific list of companies in the S&P 500 can change over time as companies grow, merge, or face financial difficulties. As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, I can’t provide you with the most up-to-date list of S&P 500 companies. You can easily find the current list by searching for “S&P 500 components” or visiting financial news websites or stock market data providers.
Technology companies are prominent among the UK’s most googled stocks. As the focus on artificial intelligence continues to intensify, it will be interesting to see how each company’s share price fluctuates depending on how they react to technological advances and how it might disrupt their respective industries.”
Table of S&P500 stocks monthly search volume data in the UK
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