Miley Cyrus dominated the headlines this week after her (ahem) spirited performance at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.
While teddy bears and school-spirit foam hands may have suffered a loss of their playful innocence, not everyone was displeased with Miley's "We Can't Stop/Blurred Lines/ Give It 2 U" medley with Robin Thicke, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar. (Editor's note: Click at your own risk. There are just some things you can't un-see.)
In fact, the surreal spectacle paid huge dividends for several companies, such as MTV parent Viacom, Miley's record label RCA (part of Sony Music Entertainment), and, of course, Google's YouTube, which is raking in an estimated kajillion hits on videos of the performance, reactions to the performance, spoofs of the performance, and twerking tutorials.
Here Alison Southwick, Dayana Yochim, and a Very Special Guest look at the companies that made a buck when Miley shook her moneymaker at the VMAs.
Alison Southwick and Dayana Yochim have no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.