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Top 10 stocks that are more expensive than most peoples houses

Investing in stocks has always been an attractive way to grow wealth. For those with deep pockets, the joy of owning the world's most expensive stocks can be particularly exciting. Or if you just want to know about the most expensive stocks in the world as of today, you have arrived at the right place. 

If you consider companies based on market cap, Apple Inc. emerges as the largest company. It may come as a surprise that Apple's shares are not among the most expensive in the market. They do not even make it into the top 10.  Companies often employ this strategy to ensure their shares remain affordable, thus attracting investments from retail investors

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But, a lot of companies still need to employ this strategy. And the most expensive share exists, and it stands at Rs. 4.40 crores today. 

In this article, we'll delve into the top 10 most expensive stocks in the world. These stocks represent some of the most prestigious and profitable companies on the planet, offering investors a unique opportunity to be part of their success stories.

Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the multinational conglomerate led by the legendary Warren Buffett, is topping our list. Its single share is currently valued at USD 5,54,200 which is Rs.4.40 crores. 

In 1965, Warren Buffett and his investment firm substantially acquired shares, eventually gaining complete control of a company facing financial difficulties. Buffett divested Berkshire entirely from the textile industry by liquidating its textile assets.

Over time, Berkshire Hathaway broadened its portfolio by acquiring companies operating across diverse sectors, including finance, apparel, entertainment, food and beverages, utilities, furniture, household products, media, as well as materials and construction industries. This strategic expansion facilitated Berkshire Hathaway's evolution into a diversified conglomerate.

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG

Lindt & Sprüngli AG, along with its subsidiary companies, is involved in the global production and distribution of chocolate products. The value of a single share is CHF 107,400, which is Rs.1.03 Cr as of today. 

Founded in 1845, Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG is headquartered in Kilchberg, Switzerland. Its products reach customers through a distribution network, including external distributors and the company's retail outlets. 

Next PLC

Next PLC currently trades at a stock price of EUR 8078 per share. This equates to approximately Rs. 8.48 lakhs per share.

Next PLC is a British multinational corporation specialising in footwear, clothing, and various retail products. With a global presence, it boasts a network of over 700 stores worldwide. 

NVR Inc

NVR Inc. primarily operates in the home building and mortgage sectors. It is currently valued at USD 6,832.6, about INR 5.5 lakhs. 

NVR Inc. is involved in constructing and selling homes and buildings under various brand names. It has a track record of constructing over 365,000 homes.

Booking Holdings Inc.

In 2020, Booking.com held the second-largest global market share among travel agencies, trailing the Chinese firm Ctrip. The price of a single share of booking holdings is  USD 3511.08, which is Rs.3 lakhs as of today. The company operates across more than 220 countries through its six online brands.

Seaboard Corporation 

Seaboard Corporation is a Fortune 500 company valued at USD 3576 per share, equating to Rs.2.8 lakhs per share.

Its primary focus is on pork production and processing, as well as ocean transport. Globally, Seaboard engages in commodity merchandising, grain processing, sugar production, and electrical power generation. The company also possesses a fleet of 30 container vessels to enable the shipping of these materials. 

Auto Zone, Inc. 

Auto Zone operates as a retailer and distributor of car parts and accessories. It is valued at USD 2637 per share, equating to Rs.2.26 lakhs in India. The company, headquartered in Tennessee, also provides automotive diagnostic and repair software through its ALLDATA division. 

With a significant presence, AutoZone boasts over 6,100 stores throughout the United States, along with 706 stores in Mexico and 76 stores in Brazil.

First Citizens BancShares, Inc. 

Established in 1986, First Citizens BancShares is headquartered in North Carolina. Its single share is currently valued at USD 1452. 57, which is about Rs 1.24 lakhs. 

The business operates across multiple segments, including general banking, commercial banking, wealth management, and corporate services. 

Markel Corporation

Its single share is currently valued at USD 1415.43, equating to Rs. 1.21 lakhs. 

A Fortune 500 company, Markel specialises in covering hard-to-place risks across various markets, including yachts, ATVs, motorcycles, environmental pollution, fine art collections, event cancellation insurance for sports and entertainment, reinsurance for high-risk enterprises like oil rigs, and agricultural and equine risks.

Madras Rubber Factory Limited

The current market price of MRF is about Rs.1.18 lakhs, equating to USD 1372.09. 

A surprising addition to this list is the Indian-based company Madras Rubber Factory (MRF) Limited, whose stock price has surged recently due to increased revenue. MRF is India's largest tire manufacturer, maintaining a market share of over 24% in the country's tire industry despite the influx of cheaper Chinese imports. 

In conclusion, these stocks currently rank among the priciest in the market, but it is essential to note that this status is subject to change. The stock market is dynamic, and its value can fluctuate continually due to various external and internal influences, leading to daily ups and downs.

 

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