A brokerage house’s recent survey of the most frequently searched stocks in the U.S. turned up some familiar names, but the top one blew away even the second place name.
The most popular stocks in the United States could be measured in a lot of ways.
One brokerage recently opted to use frequency of search to come up with a list.
XTB Online Trading screened out the 50 largest companies by market cap, and then looked at Google data to see which ones were most popular.
There are probably not too many surprises over the past year, but the extent to which the first-place name outpaced its extremely well-known runner up was eye-catching.
Not surprisingly, technology names were well represented among the top 10 companies.
But there were also representatives of banking, energy and pharmaceuticals in the mix.
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