4 ETFs For Hunger Games (PBS, XLY, AMZN)
The Hunger Games doesn't hit movie theaters until Friday, but already the big screen adaptation of the best-selling book is having a positive impact on select stocks. And where's a theme or event driving some stocks, there are likely to be a few ETFs benefiting as well. Hey, there's even a Hunger Games index.
With that, here are the ETFs traders can use to celebrate the release of the post-apocalyptic tale.
PowerShares Dynamic Media Portfolio (NYSE: PBS) This year could prove to be quite the year for the PowerShares Dynamic Media. Simply put, this ETF could benefit from a a plethora of events. Election year advertising spending, March Madness, Sunday's Mad Men debut and Hunger Games.
Why PBS? Because this is THE Hunger Games ETF. Scholastic (Nasdaq: SCHL), the publisher of the Hunger Games books, and Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE: LGF), the studio behind the movie, combine for about 6% of PBS' weight.
Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLY) The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR also offers combined 6% exposure to a couple of Hunger Games plays. In this case, we're talking about Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Mattel (NYSE: MAT), which has the license to make toys related to the movie. In the case of Amazon, it pays to remember that there are three books in the Hunger Games series and the movie could prompt folks to purchase the books.
It also pays to remember that alone may not to help Amazon shares, which have been hot and cold this year.
Guggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF (NYSE: RYJ) Chances are most investors haven't heard of the Guggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF and that means a lot of folks have missed out on a 15% year-to-date gain. The ETF is home to 191 stocks, most of which hail from the large-cap universe, and we'll admit that since no single stock accounts for more than 0.72% of RYJ's weight, it's hard for one or two names to move this fund.
In other words, the ETF is sort of a stretch play on Hunger Games, but it is a Hunger Games nonetheless. Finding ETFs that feature movie theater stocks is tricky, but RYJ does have allocations to Regal Entertainment (NYSE: RGC), Cinemark Holdings (NYSE: CNK) and Carmike Cinemas (Nasdaq: CKEC).
First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund (NYSE: FDN) Amazon accounts for 7.4% of FDN's weight, making it the ETF's second-largest holding behind Google (Nasdaq: GOOG). There are a couple of other names in here that could get small Hunger Games bounces down the road as well. For now, the First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund is in fine shape and looks poised to turn old resistance at $37 into new support and move back above $38 to a new 52-week high.
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