What is a stock?
A stock simply represents the market value of a company. The price for a share of stock will be determined by the number of outstanding shares some certain stocks are priced so highly because the company who owns them do rarely or may have never completed a stock split. How expensive can the most expensive stocks be?
Companies are basically valued by their total market capitalization on a stock exchange, or number of shares outstanding multiplied by the share price.
What is the most expensive stock of all times?
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK. A), which belongs to Warren Buffet, is the most expensive publicly traded share. It was trading at $415,000 per share, as of June 2021. Berkshire made an all-time high hit at a value of $445,000 on May 7, 2021.
What are the top 10 most expensive stock?
Below are the list of the top 10 most expensive stock starting with the most expensive:
Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate which provides brand advertising services and social media platforms. It has its headquarters in California, United States.
Alphabet Inc. is the new name of Google after it went through remodeling in August 2015. Google is the umbrella company for all the internet related business operations for Alphabet Inc. The class C shares of Alphabet Inc. trades in NASDAQ stock exchange. Sergey Brin and Larry Page started Google in the year 1998. It started off as just a search engine, but as of today it has branched into some other fields such as venture capital, telecommunications equipment, biotechnology healthcare and computer software. The CEO of Google is Sundar Pichai who is an indigene of India while Larry Page is the CEO of Alphabet Inc. The market capitalization for Alphabet Inc. is $751.58 billion. Its earned revenue in 2017 was $110.86 billion.
Madras Rubber Factory (MRF) Limited is an India-based company. The stock price for this company has spiked up in recent times and this is as a result of the lately increased revenue. Madras is the number one largest producer of tire in India. It has a 24% market share of the tire industry in India even with the importation of cheaper Chinese products into the country. MRF has also branched into other business such as: sports goods, toys, rally sports and paints.
The major reason for the high share price is because just over three million shares are available to traders which shows that the market capitalization for this company is relatively low. Also, MRF has not split its stock and this has assisted it to maintain its high price. This company has eight large tire manufacturing outlets in India and it export its product to about 65 countries around the world.
Markel Corporation is a financial holding company which was established in 1930. It was founded by Samuel Markel in Virginia. This company was originally a mutual insurance company by the name Mutual Casualty Association. It later got a change of name to Markel Corporation and it is headquartered in Henrico County Virginia. This company provides services such as coverage for hard-to-place risks for diverse markets including: Yachts, ATVs and motorcycles, environmental pollution, event cancelation insurance for sporting events, concerts, weddings, etc.
Amazon.com is the largest American e-commerce company which is based in Seattle, WA. This company started out as an online market place for books. Jeff Bezos founded the company in 1994, the world’s currently richest man. This company dues with a wide range of products including electronics video games jewelry toys food software furniture a parole and more Amazon also produces and equally sales consumer electronics items such as Kindle e-book readers end Fire tablet this company is also a top player in the market of cloud infrastructure services Amazon stock price in NASDAQ has steadily spiked up over the past few years increasing Jeff Bezos net worth to about $104 billion. And this has made him to be standing as the richest person on the planet the price for Amazon share is $1,500.25
Booking Holdings Inc. was previously known as Priceline group the Companies NASDAQ ticket also changed to BKNG from PCLN. This name change happened in order for them to please relative importance on the company’s biggest brand – reservation website booking.com it has over 1.5 million listed properties this company offers travel services in 220 countries through 6 online brands. Hotel and vacation rentals provides greater margin than selling flights since airline commission have dropped and carriers are doing everything possible to get enough traffic on their own websites they try to also provide vacation packages. Booking Holdings has big competitors such as Expedia and TripAdvisor.
This company started as Ryan Homes in 1940. The company changed name to NVR Incorporated in 1980. NVR Inc. provide services such as home building and mortgage banking. They construct and sell both buildings and homes using the brand names Heartland Homes, NV Homes, Rymarc and Ryan Homes. This company has built over 365000 homes in the United States. The CEO of NVR Inc. is Paul C. Saville. The reported revenue for this company in 2007 is $6.30 billion and the net income for this year is $537 million.
Seaboard Corporation is one of the Giants of Fortune 500. This company’s history is deeply tied to grain processing and was founded by Otto Bresky. Seaboard’s main business is pork production and processing and also ocean transportation across the globe. Seaboard offers other services such as: commodity merchandising, grain processing, sugar production and electrical power generation. The company has about 30 container vessels. It has a total number of about 23,000 employers and its main headquarters is in Merriam Kansas. In 2017, it recorded a total revenue of $5.81 billion.
Next (LSE: NXT) is a British multinational company that deals in footwear, clothing and home products. Its retailers are based in Enderby, Leicestershire. Next currently has about 700 stores, with 500 in the UK and Ireland, and 200 in continental Europe, Middle East and Asia. In respect to sales made, Next Plc. is the largest clothing retailer in the UK displacing Marks and Spencer in 2012.
Next has three main channels it’s controlling: Next Retail, a cluster of over 550 retail branches in the UK and Ireland; Next International, with over 180 international stores; and Next Directory, a home shopping catalogue and website with more than 3 million active customers. This company has other interests such as: Next sourcing, for own brand products; and Lipsy, which designs and markets its own branded fashion products for women through online, wholesale and retail channels. The reported Revenue for Next Plc. in 2017 was £4.1 billion ($5.6 billion) and as a group profit excluding tax of £790 million ($1.09 billion) for this year.
Lindt & Sprüngli AG, commonly referred to as Lindt, is a company that deals with Swiss confectionery and chocolatier. This company started in 1845 and it was famous for chocolate bars and truffles, besides other sweets. The company started as far back as 1836 when David Sprüngli-Schwarz and his son Rudolf Sprüngli-Ammann bought a small confectionery shop in Zürich.
Lindt owns 6 factories in Europe and UK. The Caffarel factory is located in Italy and Ghirardelli factory in San Leandro, California. Lindt also operates 8 chocolate cafes in Australia, four in Sydney and the other four in Melbourne.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. definitely is the numéro uno on the list of the most expensive stock in the world. Its class A shares traded at $303,100.00 per share on NYSE. Berkshire Hathaway is a multinational conglomerate that fully owned companies such as: Flight safety, International NetJets, Fruit of the Loom, GEICO, Helzberg Diamonds, Lubrizol, Dairy Queen, and BNSF. Also, Berkshire Hathaway as reasonable minority Holdings in blue chip companies like Apple American Express Coca-Cola and Wells Fargo.