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What Is The Most Expensive Stock Of All Time?

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The indicator of a company’s market value is the Stock price of its. At the same time, a stock share’s price also depends on the total number of shares outstanding. In case a company never, or nearly having fulfilled a stock split, the price of the stocks will be really high. 

There are a bunch of ways for evaluating a stock, in addition to the absolute share price of the same. Here we will look through some largest companies in the United States Of America with the most expensive stock. 

Companies With The Most Expensive Stock

Here we will talk about the top companies with the most expensive stock of all time. So, let’s get started. 

1. Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Stock Price: $316,248.31.         

Market Capital: $514.57 billion.

Exchange: NYSE or New York Stock Exchange.           

In the list of the most expensive stock, Berkshire Hathaway Inc is indisputably at the top for several years now. This multinational American conglomerate holding company has its headquarter in Omaha, USA.

Currently, in diverse sectors, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. owns over 60 different companies. By market capitalization currently, it is the 5th largest publicly traded company. This information is as per 31st March 2019. 

As of now, this company is engaged with diver businesses, such as.

  • Several regional electrics along with gas utilities.
  • Manufacture and distribution of uniforms.
  • Vacuum cleaner manufacturers.
  • Encyclopedias.
  • Home furnishing.
  • Railroads.
  • Retails.
  • Jewelry sales.
  • Confectionery.
  • Newspaper publishing.

2. Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG

Stock Price: CHF 78,500.         

Market Capital: CHF 17.79 billion.           

Exchange: SIX Swiss Exchange, formerly known as SWX Swiss Exchange.

You may have heard of the famous Swiss confectionery and chocolate company named Lindt. This is the same company and was established in the year 1845. Among all the sweets, this Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG is famous for its chocolate bars and truffles.

Around the globe, Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG has already opened more than 410 chocolate cafes and shops along with 12 factories. Alongside Hershey Co., Mars.Inc, Nestle, Lindt is one of the top 10 biggest chocolate manufacturers in the world. 

3. Next Plc

Stock Price: GBP 5,844.         

Market Capital: GBP 7.66 Billion.           

Exchange: LSE or London Stock Exchange.             

It is a British multinational company. Next, Plc is into home products, footwear, and clothing retail. Around the world, it has approximately 700 stores. Among them, almost 200 stores are located across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and the rest 500 are in the UK. 

There are 3 main business units where Next operates.

  • Next International owns over 180 international stores.
  • In Ireland and the United Kingdom, Next Retail has a chain of over 550 retail branches.
  • Next Directory is a home shopping catalog and also a website that has more than 3 million active customers. 

4. Seaboard Corporation

Stock Price: $4,699.         

Market Capital: $5.59 billion.     

Exchange: NYSE, or New York Stock Exchange. 

With a revenue of $5.59 billion in the year 2018, Seaboard Corporation is a Fortune 500 giant. This American multinational conglomerate has integrated operations in different industries. 

Along with ocean transportation, in the USA, Seaboard Corporation mainly engages in the business of pork production and processing. When it comes to international business, this company is involved in electric power generation, grain processing, sugar production, commodity merchandising. 

In over 45 different countries, Seaboard Corporation is being operated with an employee base of over 23,000 people, who are mostly in Africa, Latin America, and the United States of America. 

In the year 2018, on the Fortune 500 list, Seaboard Corporation was ranked 481. With the symbol of SEB, its stock is being traded on the NYSE. 

5. NVR Inc.

Stock Price: $3,215.         

Market Capital: $11.66 billion.      

Exchange: NYSE or New York Stock Exchange.            

NVR is basically an American mortgage and construction company, which operated under the trade names of Heartland Homes, NVHomes, Ryan Homes, and Rymarc homes. With the name Ryan Homes, this company was established in the year 1940.

Later in the year 1980, the company changed its name to NVR. This company has a main focus in the eastern market, mostly for condominiums, townhomes, and single-family homes. 

In 2017, at New York Stock Exchange, it outperformed significant stock indices, as its stock price almost doubled from $1,700 around January 2017 to $3,508 on 29th December.  

6. Amazon Inc. 

Stock Price: $1,923.77.

Market Capital: $946.6 billion.

Exchange: New York Stock Exchange or NYSE.

In the year 1994, Jeff Bezos started Amazon. Almost all of us know the story behind this company. The world’s largest e-commerce company Amazon.com is owned by this very company, which is based in Seattle, WA. 

It sells a wide range of products like apparel, software, food, furniture, toys, jewelry, video games, electronics, and many more. Amazon also manufactures and sells consumer electronics items such as Kindle ebooks readers and fire tablets.

In addition to e-commerce, Amazon also has a significant presence in the media industry, robotics, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing. In the case of cloud infrastructure services, Amazon also plays a lead role.  

Along with Facebook, Apple, and Google, Amazon is often considered one of the 4 horsemen of the tech industry. In October 2017, in the list of the richest persons in the world, the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, surpassed Apple owner Bill Gates with a personal wealth of over $100 billion at that very point in time. 

Some More Names

Apart from the names that I have mentioned above, the list of the most expensive stock of all time has some more names. And they are, 

  • Booking Holdings Inc.
  • Alphabet Inc. (Goog).
  • Markel Corporation (MKL).
  • MRF Ltd. 

Bottom Line

 You will need a good amount of savings in order to buy stock in one of the companies that I have mentioned earlier. The most expensive stock of all time is undoubtedly Berkshire Hathaway Inc. But there are some factors that determine the price of the stocks in the market. And you have to have a proper idea about all the factors. 

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Diana Williamson is a passionate blogger. She loves to share her thoughts, ideas, and experiences with the world through blogging. Sofia Kelly is associated with Worthy To Share.

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