The 10 stocks Brits most want to invest in

Kalila Sangster
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Analysis of online searches reveals the most popular companies Brits want to invest in. Photo: Getty

Brits are most interested in investing in Tesla (TSLA) stocks, according to new analysis by Invezz.

Elon Musk’s electric vehicle and clean energy company received an average 231,000 online searches each month in 2020.

Tesla’s first European car plant is currently under construction in Germany and, speaking at the European Battery Conference in November, Musk said he was also planning to build the world’s largest battery factory on the same site.

On Wednesday, the space-pioneering Tesla boss said he was “fairly confident” people would land on Mars about six years from now.

In second place was e-commerce giant Amazon (AMZN) which racked up 74,800 online searches per month.

Third and fourth on the list were tech giants Apple (AAPL) and Facebook (FB) with 74,800 and 38,700 online searches respectively.

In fifth place was American semiconductor company AMD (AMD) with an average 32,900 per month.

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Netflix (NFLX) came in at number six in the ranking with 21,900 monthly searches, perhaps impacted by its popularity during the coronavirus pandemic which saw users increase by 16 million during lockdown.

Investors across Europe were interested in Netflix in 2020 as the video streaming site appeared on the list of the top 10 stocks people most want to invest in in 11 European countries.

At number seven on the list was Microsoft (MSFT) with 20,300 monthly online searches. The tech giant featured in the top 10 most searched stocks in 15 European countries in 2020.

Plant-based meat substitute company Beyond Meat (BYND) was eighth on the list of stocks Brits most want to invest in with an average 18,200 searches per month, as investors reacted to growing consumer demand for plant-based food products.

Beyond Meat further expanded into the UK in 2020 as the company announced in October that its plant-based Beyond Burger would be sold at 372 Sainsbury’s stores and 41 Gourmet Burger Kitchen restaurants. Earlier this year, Beyond Meat secured partnerships with Holland & Barrett, JD Wetherspoon (JDW.L), and Tesco (TSCO.L) in the UK.

Disney (DIS) was at number nine with 14,000 monthly searches and transport firm Uber (UBER) rounded out the top 10 with 13,800.

Invezz created the ranking by using an online analytics tool to discover the average monthly online search volumes for various company stocks in different European countries, taking into account different variations in the way people search stocks, and then adjusting the results from highest to lowest.

Data for Luxembourg, Georgia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova, Andorra, Armenia, Iceland, and San Marino was not available.

The 10 stocks Brits most want to invest in by monthly online searches:

  1. Tesla – 231,000

  2. Amazon – 74,800

  3. Apple – 58,100

  4. Facebook – 38,700

  5. AMD – 32,900

  6. Netflix – 21,900

  7. Microsoft – 20,300

  8. Beyond Meat – 18,200

  9. Disney – 14,000

  10. Uber – 13,800

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