Top 17 Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality Tech Stocks
Virtual reality and augmented reality are the newest platform for entertainment, and even productivity. Apple recently announced a further investment in AR technology. This developing sector has enormous potential and a myriad of possible applications, and the market is sure to grow.
Here are the top technology companies working on artificial and augmented reality.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD-Q)
AMD is working on their Liquid VR technology that provides an ecosystem for companies to build on. Their technology allows for near-photorealistic imagery in real-time.
She bought this a few days ago. Ask: If not continued sales growth, is a company gaining market share? PC gaming remains very strong, and AMD has put their production on TSMC and still capturing the PC gaming market, though she expects a decline in overall PC sales. That said, demand for AMD gaming chips…
3D Systems (DDD-N)
Involved in VR – 3D Systems creates specialized simulators using VR headsets to train healthcare professionals. They’re also a leader in 3D printing and scanning, which can be rendered in virtual reality.
Involved in AR – Facebook is working on their own augmented reality glasses. They’ve already registered some patents and recently expanded their Facebook Reality Lab to continue their work.
It has had issues in the news that have kept the stock price inexpensive - now undervalued. It is spending a lot of money on the Metaverse. He is not adding because he is unsure of the upside. Advertising revenue is very important so limited growth ahead. Also limited because of size.
Alphabet Inc (C) (GOOG-Q)
Involved in VR and AR – Google is no stranger to VR, launching their first virtual reality viewer in 2013. They have started experimenting with mobile VR advertising format, and the company is rumoured to be building a new version of Glass. They also provide an augmented reality platform called ARCore.
Keeps coming up as one of the best bargains in this bear market. A lot of horses in the stable. 80% of revenue comes from Google Search. 97% of profits come from advertising. If you can find a monopoly out there that's growing, that's where he wants to be. 12-month target of $3330. Down 20%…
GoPro Inc (GPRO-Q)
Involved in VR – GoPro launched their Fusion Camera, which allows creators to create 360-degree virtual-reality footage. They also made their VR player technology, Forge.js, open-source and free so people can create their own VR experiences and host them on a user’s website.
(A Top Pick Jan 25/16. Down 1.98%.) *Short*. Shorted this because we were having momentum to the downside in the market. Also, this had a high valuation.
Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ-N)
Involved in VR – HP already has a Windows Mixed Reality Headset, which takes advantage of Windows software to play games, live stream and more.
They reported today a clean top and bottom-line beat with OK, not great numbers (cash flow was a little light and the printing business fell short), but offered better than expected guidance for the current quarter and raised their full-year forecast a lot. Margins came in higher than expected, though.
Involved in VR and AR – Microsoft’s Hololense is a mixed reality headset, that allows you to see holographic images appear win the real world. Their headset can also connect to Xbox and provide an immersive gaming experience.
It has had a great run. It has good recurring revenue and doesn't rely on advertising. Its earnings multiples are in mid 20's but price replies on growth so not sure of future price. Multiples are shrinking.
Nvidia Corp (NVDA-Q)
Involved in VR – Nvidia created the GeForce RTX GPUs to drive VR experiences. Their GPU allows for more immersive, and real-time graphics.
Overriding issues - collapse of Crytpo space and selloff in tech. Not sure on demand for products. Given reduction in multiples for tech businesses, not sure if good time to buy. Buy share price on weakness. Can take years for share prices to reach bottom.
Involved in AR – Nokia cancelled their Ozo camera program, which captured 360-degree virtual reality footage. However, they are working on including more AR features in their cellphones.
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Involved in AR – Apple is working on their Augmented Reality headset, and may launch it as early as 2020. They are also heavily investing in augmented reality for iOS, working together with companies such as GE, Ikea, and American Airlines to bring AR into the day-to-day.
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Nintendo Company Ltd. (7974-TYO)
Involved in VR – The Nintendo Switch is being rumoured to get a Virtual Reality headset. Although this is unconfirmed, the Switch console is said to attach to a headset to be used for games.
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks NTDOY stock pays a 2.81% dividend yield and trades at a 17x PE, compared to 27x a year ago. Activision Blizzard pays only 0.51% and trades at nearly 24x. The Home of Mario does face competition from the PS 5 and the Xbox, but these are nothing new. As of this…
Himax Technologies (HIMX-Q)
Involved in VR and AR – Himax produces non-driver components for AR and VR as well as 3D-sensing devices. Their main revenue source is display driver ICs that are used in smartphones, tablets and monitors.
Virtual reality and a chipmaker? This is a chip company and they make chips for some of the virtual reality and augmented reality pieces. It has big potential. The stock fell really, really hard on earnings, but has recently come back again. The company is going to be volatile, but one of the few plays…
Sony Corp. ADR (SNE-N)
Involved in VR – Sony’s VR headset is intimately linked with their PlayStation console, offering an immersive gaming experience. It allows users to watch movies, play games and listen to audio in virtual reality.
Q4 results topped expectations. Spiderman game and PlayStation doing well. Market leader in gaming consoles, 64% market share. 44% market share of sensors. Lots of horses in stable. 12-month average price target is $130. Yield is 0.60%. (Analysts’ price target is $145.56)
Synaptics Inc (SYNA-Q)
Involved in VR – Synaptics announced a new virtual reality display driver and bridge last summer. They are the leading developer of human interface solutions and are building the components of VR headsets.
Has surged from the $30s to the $150s in the past year. They are diversifying away from phones to the internet of things (i.e. touch screens, fingerprint sensors). He recommended this pre-Covid, and it's since soared 80%. A great 5G play, too.
Involved in VR and AR – Intel launched their Vaunt AR smart glasses last year. Although they shut down this project, it’s almost certain that they are working on the next augmented reality and virtual reality project.
It's been a dog with three weak CEOs, but the new one may be the charm. It will benefit as investors pour out of Nvidia but want to stay in the chips. It's a long-ball strategy. It pays a 3% dividend yield. He models $63.45 or 36% upside. Cheap valuation now. (Analysts’ price target is…
Micron Technology (MU-Q)
Involved in VR and AR – Micron produces graphics memory chips for AR and VR use. They bring solutions to he problems encountered with increased bandwidth requirements for advanced graphics.
Makes memory ships. Only US manufacturer making DRAM, giving them a strong competitive advantage. Benefits from the global ship shortage. Chip industry as a whole has a good long-term potential. Recently selected as a TOP PICK by Brendal Caldwell. Social media mentions increased 333% over the last 24h.
Western Digital (WDC-Q)
Involved in VR and AR – Western Digital is developing solutions for higher resolution on VR and AR digital display and faster speeds for real time experiences. They’re also creating a more lightweight, embedded data storage solution for virtual reality and augmented reality products.
China is building out its own technology hardware industry. China was the biggest net importer relative to their needs and will now displace US market share. This is a trade that you buy when it is weak. Don't add fresh money. He would prefer TSM-N.