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Top 20 Large Companies in World listed in US Stock Exchange – Part 3

Updated on March 14, 2011

This is my third article about Top 20 Large Companies listed in US Stock Exchange. The following will provide top 11 to 15 of the large companies. Please check my 1st article (top 1 to 5) and 2nd article (top 6-10) if you miss it.

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GE Logo

11. General Electric Co., GE, Conglomerates

General Electric Company (GE) is a diversified multi-industry in technology, media and financial service. The company was founded by Thomas Alva Edison & Co. on 1878. As you know Thomas Edison was an American inventor and scientist. He was known for his light bulb invention. The current headquarter is located at FairfieldConnecticutUSA. General Electric products and services include aircraft engines, power generation, water processing, security technology, medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products. The Company serves customers in more than 100 countries. Revenue by geographic region in 2009: U.S. 46%, Europe 24%, Pacific Basin 13%, Americas 8%, Middle East and Africa 6%, and Other 3%. The Company operates through five segments: Energy Infrastructure, Technology Infrastructure, NBC Universal (NBCU), Capital Finance and Consumer & Industrial. Recently GE acquired the following companies: ScanWind and Naverus Inc. GE’s performance reflects the fact that it is a large-cap blend stock in the diversified company (conglomerates) industry.

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RDS logo

12. Royal Dutch Shell plc., RDS-A & RDS-B, Basic Materials

Royal Dutch Shell is one of the world's largest independent oil and gas companies.  Royal Dutch Shell was formed between Royal Dutch Petroleum Co and The Shell Transport and Trading Co on 2005. The company headquarters are located at The Hague, Netherland and London, UK. Its activities are conducted in more than 140 countries and territories. Oil and gas, the largest of the company's business activities, accounted for around 58% of group earnings in 2009. Shell also ranks among the world's major chemical companies (by sales), although it is only a small part of its business, accounting for just about 4%-6% of total earnings. Upstream oil and gas operations consist of the exploration & production (E&P), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and oil sands divisions. Geographically, activities are split 34% North America, 13% Europe, 20% Africa, 20% Middle East and Russia, and 13% Asia-Pacific. 

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ibm logo

13. International Business Machines Corp, IBM, Technology

With a corporate history dating back to 1911, International Business Machines has grown to be a major contributor to each major category that comprises the total information technology market: hardware, software, and services. The company headquarter is located at Armonk, New York USA The company is a leading server vendor, among the largest software vendors (behind Microsoft Corp.), and has the largest global services organization. The company strives for innovation as a means of product differentiation, and had a big research and development budget. The company operates in over 170 countries. The global scope of operations is reflected in the mix of revenue sources in 2009, with the Americas representing about 42%, EMEA 34%, Asia Pacific 22%, and an OEM category 2%. Regional revenue performance was strongest in Asia Pacific in 2009. IBM has evolved from being a computer hardware vendor to a systems, services and software company that focuses on integrated solutions. While computer hardware (included in the Systems and Technology segment) accounted for about 17% of sales in 2009 (19% of sales in 2008), IBM has emphasized -- through acquisitions and investments -- services and software. These areas serving adjacent markets to hardware have gained momentum as IBM leverages its ability to offer total solutions to customers.

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jnj logo

14. Johnson & Johnson, JNJ, Healthcare

Johnson & Johnson principal activity is to manufacture and market products in the health care field. The company was founded on 1886. The company headquarter is located at New Brunswick, New Jersey USA. The Group operates in three business segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices and Diagnostics. International sales accounted for about 50% of 2009 sales. The pharmaceutical segment (36% of 2009 sales) includes products in therapeutic areas including antiinfective, anti-psychotic, cardiovascular, contraceptive, dermatology, gastrointestinal, hematology, immunology, neurology, oncology, pain management, urology and virology. The medical devices and diagnostics segment (38%) sells a wide range of products, including Ethicon's wound care, surgical sports medicine and women's health care products; Cordis's circulatory disease management products; Lifescan's blood glucose monitoring products; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostic's professional diagnostic products; Depuy's orthopaedic joint reconstruction and spinal products; and Vistakon's disposable contact lenses. The consumer segment (26%) primarily sells personal care products, including nonprescription drugs, adult skin and hair care products, baby care products, oral care products, first aid products, women's health products, and nutritional products. Major brands include Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, Imodium A-D antidiarrheal, Johnson's Baby line of products, Neutrogena skin and hair care products, and Tylenol pain reliever.

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jpm logo

15. JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPM, Financial

JPMorgan Chase's operations are divided into six major business lines: Investment Banking, Retail Financial Services (RFS), Card Services (CS), Commercial Banking (CB), Treasury & Securities Services (TSS), and Asset Management (AM), as well as a Corporate/Private Equity segment. The company was founded on 1799. The company headquarter is located at New York City, New York USA. Chase bank is a part of business unit which involves in consumer business.

JPM is one of the world's leading investment banks, with clients consisting of corporations, financial institutions, governments, and institutional investors worldwide. Its products and services include advising on corporate strategy and structure, equity and debt capital raising, sophisticated risk management, research, market making in cash securities and derivative instruments and prime brokerage and research. The company acquired the following companies: Bank One Corp (2004), Bear Stearns (2007) and Washington Mutual (2008).

Top 20 Large Companies

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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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      Not surprising that Apple is on the list considering who their co-founder was and the company which was 3 months away from bankruptcy the man who saved them from going under surpassed Bill Gates and Michael Dell none other than the genius Steve Jobs.But sadly he is not here anymore but they do have another excellent CEO Tim Cook. Best of luck to Tim and Apple ,I love your computers they are so efficient and easy to operate!

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