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Tesla (TSLA) is Europe’s most-Googled stock, study finds

Tesla (TSLA) is Europe's most-Googled stock, study finds
Dino Kurbegovic

With the current sentiment swings in the markets, investors are looking for new opportunities to invest in, often times using the internet to perform their due diligence.

Meanwhile, a UK-based financial services company analyzed Google searches to understand which stock is the most popular among European investors. This study utilized Google search data and included an examination of how many monthly searches each stock received. It was undertaken by CMC Markets and shared with Finbold on July 28.  

Interestingly, the study found that Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) is hands down the most popular stock in Europe, with 24 countries out of 27 searching ‘Tesla stock’ most frequently. 

Sweden led the EU countries with 205,000 Tesla searches, followed by the Netherlands with 164,000 and Finland with 93,000 searches. Other notable mentions include Italy, Belgium, and Spain with 88,000, 74,000, and 68,000 searches, respectively. 

Study results on the most searched stock in EU. Source: CMC

Other stocks

Following Tesla as the most popular searched stock is AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE: AMC) with Denmark and Germany both logging 119,000 searches for this stock. Last but not least is GameStop (NYSE: GME) is the most searched stock in Croatia, with 12,000 searches. 

A spokesperson from CMC commented on the study results, lauding Tesla as an industry leader.  

“We’re seeing Tesla dominate interest in the stock market across the EU. The company is a major player in the stock exchange and an industry leader across the electric vehicle (EV) market. Millions of people want to invest in a company with such a high reputation.” 

They also added:

“There is also the environmental aspect which many people are drawn to. Tesla is a brand that positions itself as eco-friendly, and many people, particularly in the EU, want to associate themselves with brands such as these. As fuel prices continue to rise all over the world, investors are looking to put their money into brands which can offer the best financial return in the future. As the EV market continues to grow, Tesla can be expected to increase in revenue in the future.”

In the end, it appears like EU investors are also looking to Tesla as a market leader in the EV space, evidenced by the sheer number of google searches. Over the last month, TSLA is up over 18%, mostly thanks to its growing revenues and auto sales. 

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