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Top 20 Large Companies in World listed in US Stock Exchange – Part 1

Updated on March 14, 2011

The following is the list of Top 20 Large Companies in world listed in US Stock Exchange. This is the first part of this article. Two sectors come up top in term of capitalization such as Technology & Basic Materials. Technology & Basic Materials sectors have 6 companies at this top 20 list. The following is the list:

  1. Exxon Mobil Corporation , XOM, Basic Materials
  2. Apple Inc, AAPL, Technology
  3. Microsoft Corporation, MSFT, Technology
  4. PetroChina Co. Ltd., PTR, Basic Materials
  5. China Mobile Limited, CHL, Technology
  6. BHP Biliton LTD, BHP, Basic Materials
  7. Berkshire Hathaway Inc, BRK-A, Financial
  8. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., WMT, Services
  9. HSBC Holdings plc., HBC, Financial
  10. Procter & Gamble Co., PG, Consumer Goods
  11. General Electric Co., GE, Conglomerates
  12. Royal Dutch Shell plc., RDS-B, Basic Materials
  13. International Business Machines Corp, IBM, Technology
  14. Johnson & Johnson, JNJ, Healthcare
  15. JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPM, Financial
  16. Petroleo Brasileiro, PBR, Basic Materials
  17. Google Inc., GOOG, Technology
  18. AT&T Inc., ATT, Technology
  19. Chevron Corp., CVX, Basic Materials
  20. Wells Fargo & Company, WFC, Financial

Companies List

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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
Exxon Mobil logo
Exxon Mobil logo

1. Exxon Mobil Corporation – XOM

Exxon has been the top big company since the merger of Exxon and Mobil in 1999. The company headquarter is in Irving, Texas. Exxon Mobil Corp main activities are to manufacture and market commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics and a range of specialty products. It also has interests in electric power generation facilities. The company has several divisions and hundreds of affiliates with names that include ExxonMobil, Exxon, Esso or Mobil. Divisions and affiliated companies of ExxonMobil operate or market products in the United States and other countries of the world. Their main business is energy, involving exploration for, and production of, crude oil and natural gas, manufacture of petroleum products and transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products.


Apple Inc logo
Apple Inc logo

2. Apple Inc – AAPL

Apply Inc. was established on April 1976. The current headquarter is Cupertino, CA. Apple designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication devices, and portable digital music and video players, and sells a variety of related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions. The company sells its products worldwide through its online stores, its retail stores, its direct sales force, and third-party wholesalers, resellers, and value added Resellers (VARs). In addition, it sells a variety of third-party Macintosh (Mac), iPhone and iPod compatible products, including application software, printers, storage devices, speakers, headphones, and various other accessories and peripherals through its online and retail stores, and digital content and applications through the iTunes Store. It also sells to consumer, small and mid-sized business (SMB), education, enterprise, government and creative customers. The latest product from Apply is Ipad which was introduced on January 2010 and shipped on April 2010.


Microsoft Corp. logo
Microsoft Corp. logo

3. Microsoft Corporation – MSFT

Microsoft has been known for MS Windows Operating System (OS) product. Microsoft was established on April 1975. The current headquarter is Redmond, WA. Microsoft Corp is engaged in developing, manufacturing, licensing, and supporting a range of software products and services for different types of computing devices. It has five business segments: Client, Server and Tools, Online Services Business, Microsoft Business Division, and Entertainment and Devices Division. The software products and services include operating systems for servers, personal computers, and intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; information worker productivity applications; business solutions applications; computing applications; software development tools, and video games. It also provides consulting, product, solution support services, trains, certifies computer system integrators and developers. It also designs and sells hardware, including Xbox 360 video game console, the Zune digital music and entertainment device, and peripherals.


PetroChina logo
PetroChina logo

4. PetroChina Co. Ltd. – PTR

PetroChina was established on 1999 as a joint stock company. The current headquarter is located at DongCheng Distrit, Beijing China. PetroChina Company Ltd. explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas. The company also refines, transports, stores, and markets crude oil and petroleum products, and manufactures basic petrochemical derivative products such as synthetic resin, fiber, and rubber. PetroChina maintains a focus on developing its gas transmission, distribution, and gas storage networks. The firm's domestic exploration and production efforts are located in Bohai Bay and the Sichuan, Erdos, Junggar, and Tarim basins. Substantially all of its proved reserves of natural gas are located in China. The firm's refining and marketing's assets include 26 refineries and serve more than 18,500 service stations. The Chinese government owns 88% of the firm. PetroChina’s performance reflects the fact that it is a large-cap blend stock in the Asian region.

China Mobile logo
China Mobile logo

5. China Mobile Limited - CHL

China Mobile was founded on 1999 at Hong Kong. The current headquarter is located at Hong Kong, China. China Mobile Ltd. provides mobile telecommunications and related services in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Its voice-related services include local calls, long distance calls, as well as domestic and international roaming. The company's data offerings include short message services (SMS), multimedia message services (MMS), and wireless application protocol (WAP). The firm’s GSM (global systems for mobile communications) roaming services cover 219 countries and regions. Its GPRS (general packet radio service) roaming services cover 138 countries and regions. The telecommunication company operates mainly through its 32 wholly owned subsidiaries. China Mobile’s performance reflects the fact that it is a large-cap growth stock in the Asian region.

To invest in these companies, you can buy the common shares by using brokerages such as:

  • Zecco – 10 free trades if account balance is more than $25,000 or if you trade more than 10 trades per month. Otherwise, the commission is $4.50 per trade.
  • Charles Schwab - Full Service Brokerages. Buy and sell stocks for $8.95 per trade.
  • Scottrade – You can trade CEF for $7.00 per trade and there are 3,000 No load & No Transaction Fees (NTF) mutual fund for free and 15,000 mutual funds.
  • Fidelity – You can trade CEF for $7.95 per trade. It also offers one stop shop for mutual fund or ETF as well as cash management banking.

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    • chan0512 profile imageAUTHOR

      chan0512 

      8 years ago from Camarillo, CA

      lol.. I guess I'm not the only one to donate some money to these companies...

    • John B Badd profile image

      John B Badd 

      8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      I recognize most of these companies as folks to whom I have given money. ;)

    • billyaustindillon profile image

      billyaustindillon 

      8 years ago

      Sometimes in this market boring is good :) Look forward to you on TC :)

    • chan0512 profile imageAUTHOR

      chan0512 

      8 years ago from Camarillo, CA

      Lilly Thanks!

      Billy, I'll check it out. Exxon is one of stable stock to own, however it is too boring sometime.. mostly the stock will be just flat for couple months or even years. :)

    • billyaustindillon profile image

      billyaustindillon 

      8 years ago

      There are some huge companies there here is a story I posted on a site I post on about Exxon's latest earnings http://www.traderscommunity.com/news.php?extend.34... feel free to comment there and join me.

    • LillyGrillzit profile image

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Thank you for the easy to understand language. :0)

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