Most expensive shares in the world - Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon, Seaboard Corporation, Next Plc

Find out which are the all-time most expensive publicly traded shares globally.

5 Most expensive shares in the world

If you are a stock market investor, you must be intrigued by the most exclusive, expensive stocks in the world. A company’s stock price is a sign of its market value and hence plays a crucial role in investment decisions. A high stock price indicates that there are more buyers than sellers at the present time. It can also decide the number of shares you can purchase at a time as it affects your budget and long term goals.

There are many expensive stocks in the world that you can invest in to grow your wealth further. While the world’s costliest shares may not always guarantee profits, they allow you to be a part of a big company’s growth. Of all the stocks in the world, here are five of the most highly valued ones.

1. Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has the most expensive shares in the world. The company’s stock was valued at 415,000 USD, approximately 3,08,91,016.69 INR per share in June 2021. Berkshire Hathaway owns firms like GEICO, FlightSafety International, Lubrizol, NetJets, Fruit of the Loom, Dairy Queen, Helzberg Diamonds, and BNSF Railway. It also has minority stakes in companies such as Apple, Coca-Cola, American Express, and Wells Fargo. 

2. Lindt & Sprüngli AG

Founded in 1845, Lindt & Sprüngli AG is a Swiss company known all over the world for its chocolates and other confectionery items. The company currently owns close to 410 chocolate stores and cafés around the world. The stock of this company is presently the second most expensive share in the world, valued at 12,375.00 USD, approximately 921,147.79 INR. 

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3. Next Plc

Next Plc is a British retail company that manufactures footwear, apparel, and home goods. It currently has over 500 stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland and around 200 in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. In 2012, Next Plc took over the popular clothing brand Marks & Spencer to become the largest UK clothes retailer in terms of sales. The company’s stock is one of the most expensive shares in world, valued at 8,164.00 GBP that is roughly 815,935.22 INR.

4. Seaboard Corporation

A Fortune 500 giant, Seaboard Corporation is a multi-billion-dollar company that specialises in a number of businesses like agriculture, pork production, sugar manufacturing, electricity, and ocean transportation. It is based in Kansas (USA) and owns 30 cargo ships. Owing to its vast operations and reach, it finds its place in the list of most expensive stocks in the world, priced at 3,970.04 USD, approximately 295,484.58 INR. 

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5. Amazon Inc.

This online retail company is familiar to all. Founded in the US in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, the company has a market capitalisation of close to USD 900 billion. Amazon operates in a number of countries, including India. Although the company started as an online bookstore, it currently sells products across sections, from clothes to furniture to electronics and more. Valued at 3,540.70 USD, approximately 263,529.40 INR, Amazon offers one of the costliest stocks in the world.

Last words

The companies listed above offer the world’s most expensive share options. However, given the fact that the stock market is a volatile place, these prices are bound to fluctuate every now and then. Being up to date with the trends can help you as an investor to make the right decisions.

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