Platform Stocks Definition: Many of today’s largest companies (as measured by market cap) are built around a platform. A platform can be an operating system such as Microsoft Windows or a marketplace such as that provided by Amazon. One characteristic of these platforms is that after a platform / marketplace has established a dominate position / market share, it can be difficult for rivals to compete within the same space. At that point, a platform company can leverage their market position to add additional services and/or take their profits and enter completely different markets. To see how these platform stocks rank today in terms of market cap, see Largest Companies by Market Cap Today.
Platform Stocks Description: The following table is limited to public companies with a market cap over $100 billion and can be sorted on: company name, market cap, PE ratio, revenue growth, dividend yield, stock price, and the intraday stock price percent change. For comparison purposes, the S&P 500 is included. This live table is updated throughout the trading day. Don’t miss out on important revisions to our Platform Stocks list. Get our free Dogs of the Dow Newsletter.
Platform Stocks List FAQ
What stocks are considered platform stocks?
Platform companies manage a marketplace that connects consumers to products or services.
What are the top 10 platform stocks?
The top 10 stocks platform by market cap are: Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, Alibaba, Salesforce, Netflix, Tesla, and PayPal.
Do platform stocks pay dividends?
Apple and Microsoft are the only two of the ten platform stocks to pay dividends.
How many platform stocks are there?
There are 10 publicly traded platform stocks with a market cap of more than $100 billion.