Today, corporate giants are growing at a frantic pace, requiring access to massive amounts of capital. In order to transition from a germinating idea to a fulfilling business, entrepreneurs need huge amounts of capital to establish the brains of the company, lease an office for a physical address, and buy equipment. And all this requires significant amounts of capital. Depending on the scale of the startup, these companies ask investors to participate in the business in return for a specific amount of profit. This specific share percentage is represented as stocks. Company name Berkshire Hathaway Ticker symbol BRK-A Stock price $473,942.50 Market open $477,825.00 Previous close $479,500.00 Market cap $696.113B Volume 2,915 1y Target Est 560,045.00 Company Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG Ticker Symbol (LISN.SW) Stock price $102,400.00 Market open $105,500.00 Previous close $105,800.00 Market cap $24.246B Volume 78 1y Target Est 108,975.00 Company NVR Inc. Ticker Symbol NVR Stock price $4,364.77 Market open $4,344.00 Previous close $4,415.62 Market cap $14.359 B Volume 10,752 1y Target Est 5,712.50 Company Seaboard Corporation Ticker Symbol SEB Stock price $3,900 Market open $3,863.01 Previous close $3,925.02 Market cap $4.527 B Volume 405 1y Target Est N/A Company Alphabet Inc. Ticker Symbol GOOG Stock price $2,270.89 Market Open $2,266.07 Previous close $2,313.20 Market cap $1.493 Trillion Volume 1,239,252 1y Target Est 3,168.89
In the short term, stock ownership implies an investor's fractional ownership of a company's total outstanding shares.
So, when someone buys a stock or equity in a company, the individual investor and institutional investors come together at the stock exchange house to buy and sell those shares in a public venue for profit margins.
The higher a company's stock price, the more benefits or profits an investor receives. Similarly, when a company's share prices fall, the value of that specific share also falls in the market.
In this blog, we take a look at the world's costliest publicly listed stocks.
1. Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Founded in 1989 by CEO Warren Buffet, Berkshire Hathaway is the world's costliest publicly listed company. Therefore, it takes the number one spot on our list. It is the highest-priced multinational stock conglomerate that is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, the United States.
The company owns stakes in some of the most well-known brands in the United States, including GEICO, Duracell, Dairy Queen, Diamonds, and NetJets, as well as significant minority stakes in American Express, The Coca-Cola Company, and Bank of America.
Since 2016, the company has occupied large holdings in some of the biggest brands, observing an average annual growth of 19.0% for its shareholders.
As of May 2022, Berkshire Hathaway's stock price stood at $477,825 per share, which is massive.
And as per estimates, the prices are forecasted to show annual growth of 4% in 2022 before jumping to 12% within the next five years.
2. Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG
Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG grabs the second spot in our list of the top 5 costliest publicly listed stocks in the world. Commonly known as Lindt, this is a Swiss chocolatier and confectionery.
The company was founded in 1845 and became popular for its chocolate truffles, chocolate bars, and all sorts of sweets. The firm employs more than 13,500 people across the globe. Its total capital as of April 2020 was CHF 23,815,460, which is split into 135,552 registered shares at a par value of CHF 100. For more info, click here
Its market cap value as of May 2022 was valued at $29 billion. Lindt's latest stock price was valued at $102,400 per share, which is incredibly high.
As per financial analysis, Lindt will experience a growth rate of 9.60% by next year and 7.50% within the next five years. Thus, it will be a profitable venture to invest in the firm.
3. NVR Inc.
NVR is a Virginia-based homebuilding and mortgage corporation. The company serves consumers in North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, etc.
The homebuilding business constructs and sells houses. Ryan Homes, NVHomes, and Heartland Homes are the three brands that make up this sector. The building products division of NVR provides and delivers building supplies to the homebuilding unit.
Under the mortgage banking division, the company has two separate units. NVR Mortgage provides homebuyer services, while NVR Settlement Services handles settlement and title transactions for the company's homebuilding division.
As of May 2022, NVR's enterprise value was valued at $14.70 billion USD. The company has been experiencing a profit margin of 15.20% with an operating margin standing at 20.38%.
They also made a sizable profit of $9.3 billion in the previous year.
As per market analysis, their stock price is estimated to fall by -1.00% next year. However, the pace of growth might pick up by 4.80% in the next five years.
4. Seaboard Corporation
Seaboard (SEB) is a multinational firm that specialises in diverse grains and agricultural products such as sugar, pork, and alcoholic beverages, as well as transportation. In the United States, Seaboard Corporation is mainly engaged in pork production, sugar processing, and ocean transportation.
It grew through a series of acquisitions, the first of which occurred in 1918 when it purchased its first flour mill in Kansas. It became a public business after merging with Hathaway Industries in 1959. The company's name was changed to Seaboard Allied Milling Corporation at that time.
Seaboard, based in Kansas, today has offices all over the world thanks to a network of subsidiaries and non-consolidated affiliates.
Speaking about its stock market value, Seaboard Corporation was estimated at approximately $3,390 per share as of May 2022, and its overall market value was estimated at a billion dollars.
5. Alphabet Inc.
Alphabet Inc. is Google's parent company. It has two listed share classes that typically use slightly different ticker symbols. While GOOGL shares are capped under the Class A category, GOOG shares are capped under the Class C category. It simply means that GOOGL gives investors a voting right, but GOOG does not confer any voting rights to shareholders. As a result, GOOG can trade its shares without asking shareholders.
As of May 2022, Alphabet Inc.'s market cap was reported to stand at around $1.53 trillion by Yahoo Finance, making Google the world's 4th most valuable company. The total market value recorded has been outstanding, observing a-20.63%, which has fallen drastically as compared to 2021. Last year, Alphabet Inc. had a market cap of 1.917 trillion, recording a 61.74% positive change rate.
As per market analysis, Alphabet Inc. is forecasted to project a growth rate of 18.80% with a 17.06% growth rate within the next five years (per annum).
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