In this article, we discuss the 10 best fitness stocks to invest in. If you want to skip our detailed analysis of these stocks and the fitness industry outlook, go directly to the 5 Best Fitness Stocks To Invest In.
The pandemic turned the fitness industry upside down last year. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, approximately one-third of the world’s fitness clubs and studios were shut down by April 2020. According to a recent report by the global health and fitness association IHRSA, the US fitness industry alone lost $20.4 billion of revenue in 2020 as a result of temporary club closures and limited capacity enforced by local and state governments to limit the spread of COVID-19. Despite the setbacks, the gym and health club market is expected to grow by more than $100 billion over the next five years, according to Technavio’s market analysis.
With the consumers’ abrupt shift to virtual workouts, the interactive fitness market is expected to grow at a 7% CAGR from 2020 to 2024, reaching $4.81 billion, according to a market report by Technavio. Some of the leading players in the digital fitness market in 2021 include Peloton Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTON), NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE), Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU), and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).
10 Best Fitness Stocks To Invest In
We identified the leading players in the fitness industry from interactive fitness players, nutrition, and fitness apparel. These are some of the most popular fitness stocks among the 873 hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey. We ranked the list based on the number of hedge funds having stakes in each firm as of the second quarter.
We included only those fitness stocks that have positive analyst ratings and long-term growth catalysts.
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