Top 20 Large Companies in World listed in US Stock Exchange – Part 4 (Final)

This is my forth article about Top 20 Large Companies listed in US Stock Exchange. The following will provide top 16 to 20 of the large companies. If you have missed my first, second and third article, please check them at the following link:

The following will provide top 16 to 20 of the large companies include Petroleo Brasileiro, Google, AT&T, Chevron, and Wells Fargo Bank.


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16. Petroleo Brasileiro, PBR, Basic Materials


Rio de Janeiro-based Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras; PBR) is a mixed joint stock corporation controlled by Brazil's federal government. Petrobas was founded on 1953. PBR is one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world, and operates in five business segments: Exploration and Production (E&P; 24% of 2009 revenues, 55% of 2009 operating income), Supply (47%, 37%), Distribution (18%, 4%), Gas & Energy (4%, 3%), and International (7%, 1%).

Each ADS represents two common shares. The Exploration and Production segment includes PBR's exploration, development and production activities in Brazil, and sales and transfers of oil and gas in Brazil and internationally. Under Brazilian law, the Brazilian government owns all crude and natural gas reserves in Brazil, but PBR has certain rights to exploit these reserves pursuant to concessions. 

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17. Google Inc., GOOG, Technology

Google was part of a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford University in California in 1996. Google is a global technology company whose stated mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. The current headquarter is located at Mountain View, California USA. It was founded on 1998. GOOG has amassed and maintains what we believe is the Internet's largest index of information (consisting of billions of items, including Web pages, images and videos), and makes most of it freely accessible and usable to anyone with online access. GOOG's websites are a leading Internet destination, and its brand is one of the most recognized in the world. International sources contributed 52% of revenues in the second quarters of 2010 and 2009.

GOOG's advertising program, called AdWords, enables advertisers to present online ads when users are searching for related information. Advertisers employ GOOG's tools to create text-based ads, bid on keywords that trigger display of their ads, and set daily spending budgets. Ads are ranked for presentation based on the maximum cost per click set by the advertiser, click-through rates, and other factors used to determine ad relevance. This process is designed to favor the most relevant ads. GOOG's AdSense technology enables Google Network websites to provide targeted ads from AdWords advertisers.

Advertising accounted for 96% of revenues in the second quarter of 2010 (97% in the 2009 period). Google websites accounted for 66% of second-quarter revenues in 2010 and 2009. Google Network websites contributed 30% of revenues in the second quarter of 2010 (31% in the 2009 period).

Various google products are: Adsense, Adwords, Gmail, Blogger (Blogspot), Feedburner, Google Friend Connect, Google Notebook, Google voice, Analytics, Google Checkout, Finance, Google Readers, Webmaster tools, Google Doc, Youtube, Google Maps, Images, News, Shopping, Books, Translate, etc.

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18. AT&T Inc., ATT, Technology

AT&T is an American telecommunication company. The current headquarter is located at Dallas, Texas USA. AT&T Inc. (T) combined SBC Communications with the acquired assets of AT&T Corp. following a November 2005 acquisition. At the end of 2006, T closed on its acquisition of BellSouth (BLS) for $86 billion in stock. As of June 2010, the company had 25.8 million consumer voice connections (down 11% from a year earlier), and 14 million consumer broadband customers (up 3.5%) along with business voice connections. With the acquisition of BLS, AT&T took full control of Cingular Wireless, the second largest U.S. carrier now with 90 million subscribers (up 13% from a year earlier), including 3.4 million via acquisition, and expanded its wireline presence into the southeastern U.S. In early 2007, Cingular was renamed AT&T.

The Company operates in four segments: Wireless, which provides both wireless voice and data communications services across the United States and, through roaming agreements, in a substantial number of foreign countries; wireline, which provides primarily landline voice and data communication services, AT&T U-Verse television, high-speed broadband and voice services (U-Verse) and managed networking to business customers, advertising solutions, which publishes Yellow and White Pages directories and sell directory advertising and Internet-based advertising and local search, and other, which provides results from Sterling Commerce, Inc.

In mid-2007, T became the exclusive U.S. provider of the iPhone. Since then, it has launched multiple, faster versions of the product. T has been subsidizing the smartphone to drive customer demand and revenue per user. During 2009, more than 10 million iPhones were activated onto T's network; approximately 6 million more were activated in the first half of 2010.

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19. Chevron Corp., CVX, Basic Materials

Chevron is one of big integrated oil company in the world. The current headquarter is located at San Ramon, California USA. Chevron was founded on 1879 as Standard Oil of California. Chevron Corporation (Chevron) manages its investments in subsidiaries and affiliates, and provides administrative, financial, management and technology support to United States and international subsidiaries that engage in fully integrated petroleum operations, chemicals operations, mining operations, power generation and energy services. Exploration and production (upstream) operations consist of exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas, and also marketing natural gas.

Refining, marketing and transportation (downstream) operations relate to refining crude oil and converting natural gas into finished petroleum products; marketing crude oil and the many products derived from petroleum, and transporting crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products by pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment and rail car. Chemicals operations include the manufacture and marketing of commodity petrochemicals, plastics for industrial uses, and fuel and lubricant oil additives.

Current market brands include: Chevron, Texaco, Caltex, Gulf, Unocal, Star Mart, Extra Mile, Redwood Market, Town Pantry, Delo, Havoline, Revtex, Ursa, Techron, and Chevron Oronite. 

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No  
Company  
Ticker  
Sector  
Market Cap  
Employees  
Country  
1
Exxon Mobil Corporation
XOM
Basic Materials
316 Billion
102,700
USA
2
Apple Inc
AAPL
Techonology
238 Billion
34,300
USA
3
Microsoft Corp
MSFT
Techonology
221 Billion
89,000
USA
4
PetroChina Co Ltd
PTR
Basic Materials
214 Billion
539,000
China
5
China Mobile Ltd
CHL
Techonology
213 Billion
145,000
China
6
BHP Biliton Ltd
BHP
Basic Materials
210 Billion
99,000
Australia
7
Berkshire Hathaway Inc
BRK-A
Financial
199 Billion
222,000
USA
8
Wal-Mart Stores Inc
WMT
Services
192 Billion
2,100,000
USA
9
HSBC Holding plc
HBC
Financial
186 Billion
287,000
UK
10
Procter & Gamble Co
PG
Consumer Goods
181 Billion
127,000
USA
11
General Electric Co
GE
Conglomerates
176 Billion
300,000
USA
12
Royal Dutch Sheell plc
RDS-B
Basic Materials
171 Billion
101,000
Netherlands
13
International Business Machines
IBM
Techonology
168 Billion
399,000
USA
14
Johnson & Johnson
JNJ
Healthcare
165 Billion
114,000
USA
15
JPMorgan Chase & Co
JPM
Financial
161 Billion
232,000
USA
16
Petroleo Brasileiro
PBR
Basic Materials
160 Billion
76,900
Brazil
17
Google Inc
GOOG
Techonology
159 Billion
21,800
USA
18
AT&T Inc
T
Techonology
157 Billion
272,400
USA
19
Chevron Corp
CVX
Basic Materials
156 Billion
64,000
USA
20
Wells Fargo & Co
WFC
Financial
148 Billion
267,000
USA
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20. Wells Fargo & Company, WFC, Financial

Wells Fargo is one of four big banks in United States. Wells Fargo & Company's principal activities are to provide banking, insurance, investment, mortgage banking and consumer financing services. The current headquarter is located at SanFrancisco, California USA. Wells Fargo was founded on 1852. Wells Fargo provides retail, commercial and corporate banking services through banking stores located in 39 states and the District of Columbia. It provides other financial services, through subsidiaries engaged in various businesses, principally wholesale banking, mortgage banking, consumer finance, equipment leasing, agricultural finance, commercial finance, securities brokerage and investment banking, insurance agency and brokerage services, computer and data processing services, trust services, investment advisory services, mortgage backed securities servicing and venture capital investment.

Wells Fargo operates in three segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement. The company provided banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance from more than 10,000 stores. During the financial crisis on 2008, Wells Fargo acquired Wachovia bank.

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

Time for another 29?, It is not so easy...

I love your financial advice hubs. Once more, if I ever hit it rich, you are my financial adviser. :0)


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chan0512 6 years ago from Camarillo, CA Author

@Lilly Thanks for stopping by. Anytime you need any financial information, let me know. I'm still learning myself. It is never end learning process. :)

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