Here are the 5 most expensive stocks in the world
A company’s stock price is a viable measure of a company’s success in general. Although, you must always keep stock splits in the back of your head, before looking at stock price as the one and only measure of a company’s success. Whether you invest very often in the share market or not, at some point of time, you must have clearly wondered “which is the most expensive stock in the world?”.
Just to fulfill that curiosity , here we list down the 5 most expensive stocks in the world:
5. Amazon Inc. (AMZN)
Amazon.com is America’s largest e-commerce company and is based in Seattle, WA. The world-famous firm engages in retail sale of a range of products including electronics, video games, jewellery, toys, furniture, food, software, apparel, among others. The company also manufactures and sells consumer electronics products such as Kindle e-book readers and Fire tablets. The company was established by Jeff Bezos in 1994. Amazon’s stock price in NASDAQ has surged gradually over the past few years, which has led to an increase in Bezos’ net worth to about $104 billion, making him the richest person on the planet presently.
- NVR Inc. (NVR)
Founded as Ryan Homes in 1980 and headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NVR, Inc. operates as a homebuilder in the United States. The company switched its name to NVR Incorporated in 1980. The company functions in two segments- Homebuilding and Mortgage Banking. It mainly builds and sells single-family detached homes, town homes, and condominium buildings under the Ryan Homes, NV Homes, and Heartland Homes names. The company recorded a revenue of $6.30 billion in 2017 and net income of $537 million for the year.
- Next Plc (NXT.L)
Next Plc is a British multinational footwear, clothing, and home products retail seller headquartered in Enderby, Leicestershire. It has around 700 stores, out of which 500 are in the UK and Ireland, and around 200 in continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Next also hold the label of being the largest clothing retailer by sales in the UK surpassing Marks & Spencer in 2012. Next Plc registered a revenue of £4.1 billion ($5.6 billion) in 2017 and group profit before tax of £790 million ($1.09 billion) for the same year.
- Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG (LDSVF)
Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG, popularly referred to as Lindt, is a Swiss confectionary and chocolatier company established in 1845. It is popular for chocolate bars and truffles, among other confectionaries. The company started way back in 1836, when David Sprüngli-Schwarz and his son Rudolf Sprüngli-Ammann brought a small confectionery shop in Zürich. In 1994, Lindt purchased the Austrian chocolatier Hofbauer Österreich, in 1997 it went on to take over the Italian chocolatier Caffarel, and in 1998 the American chocolatier Ghirardelli. Currently, Lindt operates six factories in Europe and the UK. Lindt also operates eight chocolate cafés in Australia: four each in Sydney and Melbourne.
- Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-A)
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is indisputably the most expensive stocks in the world. The company is a multinational conglomerate that alone owns the companies, FlightSafety International, NetJets, Fruit of the Loom, GEICO, Helzberg Diamonds, Lubrizol, Dairy Queen, and BNSF. The company has key minority holdings in blue chip companies like Apple, American Express Coca-Cola, and Wells Fargo. Berkshire Hathaway’s CEO Warren Buffett is popularly known as the “Oracle of Omaha” for his astute investing acumen.