A stock (also known as equity) is a security that represents the ownership of a fraction of a corporation. This entitles the owner of the stock to a proportion of the corporation’s assets and profits equal to how much stock they own. Units of stock are called “shares.”
Suppose today you bought a stock for 100$ and in a month its value reaches 200$ then you made a profit of 100$ or 100% and in same way you can lose money if a stock drops value. You will get the profit or lose once you will resale your stock. The Stocks are also regarded as most risky yet the most profitable investment in the modern world.
Today in our list of most expensive stocks in the world we will evaluate the top 10 most expensive stocks per share with their price as of today 29th Oct, 2020. The main reason that makes these shares so expensive is that the big names always keep increasing in value with every passing day with occasional losses which in turn attracts more and more people for investment.
So, let’s start with our today’s list of 10 most expensive stocks in the world right now.
10. Markel Corporation
Stock Value $1027
This insurance company has a total worth of around 11.9B $. They are operating globally and providing services like insurance, reinsurance and investment solutions. Main subsidiaries include Markel Aspen Inc., State National Companies and Many more. The company was founded by Samuel A. Markel in 1930 and currently is being led by Executive Chairman Alan I. Kirshner, who also has a sharing in writing of Markel Style. The Company has its headquarters in Richmond, Virginia.
9. AutoZone Incorporated
Stock Value $1183
Getting 9th spot on our list of top 10 most expensive stocks in the world is the Automotive products producing giants. The total worth of the company is estimated at 26.57B $. The American Company is largest automotive parts retailer in United States of America. They have a total of 6,400 stores located across USA, Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico. The Company was founded in 1979 in Forest City, Arkansas, USA. Their current head quarter is located in Memphis, Tennis, United States. It is being led by the current CEO William C. Rhodes III.
8. Alphabet Inc.
Class A Share Value $1633
With a current worth of a staggering 919B $, this American based company takes the 8th spot for most expensive share. You might be more familiar with their former name Google Inc. The internet service providing company made the mark on the business world though their famous and still most widely used search engine Google. In Oct, 2015 it is joined by many other companies and they officially adopted the name of Alphabet Inc. Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded it in 1998 in California, United States and are currently heading it. Current CEO Sundar Pichai is heading company toward the Trillion-dollar club. It also owns many side companies including Android, YouTube, AdWords, Waymo and many more. The Head Quarter is located in California, United States.
7. Booking Holdings Inc.
Stock Value $1824
Currently worth at 60.6B $, the Booking Holding is the largest travel service provider company. It provides multiple services including Taxi Service, Ticket Sales and Hotel rooms Booking. Previously known as The Priceline Group Inc., the company was founded in 1996. In 1999 company entered IPO with 12.9B $ in asset value for first trading day. In 2018 the company’s name was changed to Booking Inc. to emphasize more on the main service provided by them, Booking.com. The current CEO is Glenn D. Fogel and the head quarter is based in Connecticut, United States. The subsidiaries include most remarkably Agoda, KYAK, Priceline.com and many more.
6. Cable One Inc.
Stock Value $1907
The communication giants are currently valued at 10.46B $. The US base cable provider and former subsidiary of Grahams Holding Company serves more than 900,000 residential and business consumers across 21 states. They also own Sparklight and Clearwave brands. It has a total of 2571 employees. The mainly provide high speed internet, Cable TV and telephone services. The current CEO is Julie Laulis and their headquarters is in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Current CFO is Steven S. Cochran. The Subsidiaries are Telecommunication Management LLC and many more.
5. Amazon Inc.
Stock Value $3204
The company whose CEO is currently regarded as the world’s richest man will surely have a hell of an expensive stock share. The Retail Giants are currently the highest value company with a net worth of 1.24 TRILLION $. Yes Exactly!! You read it right. This company has already entered the trillion-dollar club and still expanding with a massive pace. Even during the Corona epidemic, Amazon was one of the few giants which was still making profits with ever larger paces. It was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos in Washington, United States. The company’s high popularity is due to the best value and low-cost products. On an estimate company house 648,000 people. The current head quarter is in Seattle, Washington, United States.
4. Seaboard Corporation
Stock Value $3459
The diverse multinational giants operate mainly in transport and agriculture business. Pork production and ocean transports are two main regimes of the multinational giants. The total worth of company is estimated at 3.6B $. The company was founded in 1918 by Otto Bresky. The current CEO of the company is Steven J. Bresky. As of 2017 the company was housing a total of 11,800 employees. The subsidiaries include Seaboard Foods LP, Seaboard Marine Ltd and many more. Their head quarter is located in Kansas, United States.
Stock Value $4206
The house construction giants are valued at 11.50B $. The main services provided by the company are house construction and mortgage. It already has a vast customer network of almost 365,000 people in 15 states of USA. The company was founded in 1980 by Dwight Schar, in Pennsylvania, United States. The current CEO us Paul C. Saville. The subsidiaries include Heartland Homes, NVR Services, Inc. and RVN Inc. and many more. The headquarters are located in Virginia, United States.
2. Lindt & Sprüngli AG
Stock Value $81,400
Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG (or Lindt for short) are the swiss giants, chocolate producers. They are global chain of 410 stores. The confectionery giant is valued at a total of 20B $. Due to their staggering high-priced share they got the 2nd spot on our list of most expensive shares in the world. Started as a store in 1836 in Zurich, by Rodolphe Lindt. The company is often termed as one of the most successful companies of all time. They keep on growing and acquiring more and more companies. Currently their factories are operating in Austria, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and U.S. Th company is also famous for its ice-creams, yet the most popular product line is Lindor. The Current CEO of the company is Dieter Weisskopf. The subsidiaries include Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Caffarel and many more. The head quarter is in Kilchberg, Switzerland.
1. Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Stock Value $319,344
On our list of top 10 most expensive shares in the world, the No 1 spot is taken by Berkshire Hathaway Inc, owned by currently the 7th richest man in the world Warren Buffet. The company offers a massive spread of services including finance, railway, food and non-food products and insurance. The staggering price of 319K $ is mainly due to the non- split policy of Warren Buffet from the start which made company so much successful. In 2015, the shareholders annual meeting saw a massive crowd of 40,000 people due to which the meeting was termed as “Woodstock of the Capitalist”. It was founded in 1839, in Massachusetts, United States by Oliver Chance. The subsidiaries include Dairy Queen, Duracell, GEICO and many more. The current CEO is Warren Buffett. The head quarters are situated in Nebraska, United States.
With this we conclude our list of top 10 most expensive stocks in the world. This list compromises of the most expensive stocks considered as per share. As said before Stock market is a risky investment but also it offers staggering profits. Over the past 10 years Netflix alone raised to a massive 7371% in profits which cannot be matched by any 9-5 job.
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