If you are into investing, then you are likely looking for some good values. You want to get something at a good price that nets you an even better return. This is why many people look for a stock that has a low price per share, but what about the value of stocks that are highly-priced? Surely, there must be a reason that they are priced so high. With that in mind, take a look at the 20 most expensive stocks available in 2019 when looking at the per share price.
20. Rasoi Ltd. - Current stock value of $452 per share
This is actually the second most expensive stock that is currently trading in India. It is actually a company that is owned entirely by another holding, the Rasoi Group. This company also is the owner of two other main subsidiaries. The company recently went through many consecutive years of growth, with its average share price increased more than 300 percent from 2014 to 2017. It has since dipped somewhat, but still makes the list of 20 most expensive stocks in 2019.
19. Intuitive Surgical - Current Stock Value of $489 per share
Intuitive Surgical Inc. is an American corporation that develops, manufactures and markets robotic products designed to improve clinical outcomes of patients through minimally invasive surgery, most notably with the da Vinci Surgical System. The company is part of the NASDAQ-100 and S&P 500.
18. Mettler Toledo - Current stock value of $527 per share
This is a company that actually manufactures a variety of types of instruments that are of analytical and scientific use. It has grown into a company that is one of the largest suppliers of instruments used to weigh items that are for industrial use. The scales are also used in a variety of laboratories and retail shops as well. This company does most of the sales work on the European and North American Continents. The per share value of this stock rose sharply in 2017 on the heels of record profit being announced in 2016. It still makes the list of 20 most expensive stocks in 2019.
17. Graham Holding Company - Current stock value of $671 per share
This holding company is based in the United States and actually owns or possesses a major stake in a variety of newspapers, cable television outlets, and websites. The company used to own The Washington Post, but sold it in 2013 for a princely sum of $250 million. This holding company also owns such assets as Kaplan Inc. and The Slate Group. They also run six different television stations in the same number of states. It makes the list of 20 most expensive stocks in 2019.
16. Chipotle - Current Stock value of $822 Per Share
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., often known simply as Chipotle, is an American chain of fast casual restaurants in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and France, specializing in tacos and Mission-style burritos
15. Cable One - Current Stock Value of $834 per share
Cable One, Inc. is an American Internet and cable service provider and former subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company. The company's name and current focus dates back to 1997; prior to that time the company was known as Post-Newsweek Cable.
14. Auto Zone - Current stock value of $835 per share
For many, this might be a surprise entry on that list. Auto Zone is the largest auto parts supplier and retailer in the United States. It is bigger than Advance Auto Parts. It has grown to include more than 6,000 different stores throughout the United States. It also has separate divisions in Brazil, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The company has been growing steadily for years, but the share price of its stock has gone from $155 in 2010 to over $800 today. That is why it makes the list of 20 most expensive stocks in 2019.
13. White Mountains Insurance Group - Current stock value of $854 per share
This is an insurance company that is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. It mostly handles property and insurance matters. They have total assets approach $7 billion, with a combined equity of more than $3.5 billion. After years of growth, it is little wonder that the value of its stock continues to soar. It easily makes the list of 20 most expensive stocks in 2019
12. MRF - Current stock value of $945
MRF actually stands for Madras Rubber Factory Limited. This is a company headquartered in India, but it is a multinational manufacturer of tires. They also make conveyor belts, toys, tubes, and paints. It is quite the diverse to say the least. The company actually started by making toy balloons back in 1946. This was in Chennai. It was in 1952 that they began to produce tread rubber. It wasn’t until 1973 that they began to manufacture tires, experiencing solid growth ever since that point. This is why it makes the list of 20 most expensive stocks in 2019.
10. Alphabet Corporation - Current stock value of $1,070 per share
Now we are getting into stocks that have a value in excess of $1,000 per share. This corporation is a part of Google. When Google went public in 2004, the three top executives became instant billionaires. This demonstrates the value of the stock right there. That price per share was initially on $500, but it was already at $500 by 2013. It has steadily grown since that time, now surpassing one thousand dollars per share. This explains why it makes the list of 20 most expensive stocks in 2019.
9. Markel Corporation - Current stock value of $1,129 per share
Here we have a holding company that is based in the United States. It is heavily involved in insurance, investments, and reinsurance operations throughout the globe. When it first went public back in 1986, the opening price per share was only $8.33. This valued the company at that time at roughly $15 million. Needless to say, the company has grown quite a bit since then. It was first listed as a Fortune 500 company back in 2016. This all explains why it makes the list of 20 most expensive stocks in 2019.
8. Amazon Inc. - Current stock value of $1,575 per share
If you figured that Amazon would be on this list at some point, you would be correct. This is actually the most valued public company currently in operation in the world. Beyond that, it is also the largest internet company in the world. As if that was not enough, it is the largest retailer currently operating inside the United States. They have become so profitable because they have branched out their operations as technology expands, such as it now having a prolific presence in the area of cloud computing. They are also heavily invested in the areas of media, robotics, and artificial intelligence. It makes the list of 20 most expensive stocks in 2019.
7. The Booking Holdings - Current stock value of $1,717 per share
This might be a surprise entry on the list. Booking Holdings was originally launched at priceline.com back in 1997. This was a site that allowed individuals to book travel at discounted rates. It would only take two years for the company to be made public, making the founder a billionaire in the process. It was in 2013 that the company purchased another travel website, kayak.com. They have since gobbled up Momondo Group, rentalcars.com, and CheapFlights.com to further grow their business. They officially changed their name to Booking Holdings back in 2018, and it makes the list of 20 most expensive stocks in 2019.
6. Priceline - Current Stock Value of $1900 per share
Priceline.com is an American company and a commercial website for finding discount rates for travel-related purchases such as airline tickets and hotel stays. The company facilitates the provision of travel services from its suppliers to its clients.
5. NVR Inc. - Current stock value of $2,412 per share
This is a major company that is focused in the construction and mortgage industries. You may know it by one of the many different names that it operates under Rymarc Homes, NVHomes, Heartland Homes, and Ryan Homes. Its stock price more than doubled from the beginning to the end of 2017. As the construction business seems to always be booming in various parts of the country, this is a company that will likely stay valued pretty high. This goes a long way towards explaining why it makes the list of 20 most expensive stocks in 2019.
4. Seaboard Corporation - Current stock value of $3,632 per share
This is an American based company that operates internationally. It is specifically focused in the agribusiness and transportation sectors of the economy. They also have a great deal of financial interest in pork production in the United States along with the trading of commodities, shipping of cargo, and power. The company experienced near record growth between then years 2009 to 2013. This is when its revenue nearly doubled during that time. The stock reached its record high in early 2015, topping the $4,600 per share mark, before dipping slightly to where it is today. This is why it makes the list of 20 most expensive stocks in 2019
3. Next PLC - Current stock value of $6,132 per share
If you haven’t hear of Next PLC, you are not alone. They operate behind the scenes as of one of the larges footwear and apparel companies in operation around the world today. They have more than 500 stores currently open in the United Kingdom, with another 200 of them scatter throughout the rest of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. They have now overtaken Marks and Spenser on several occasions as the largest retailer of clothing by sales in the entire UK. From 2008 to 2015, the stock rose over 800 percent. This is why it makes the list of 20 most expensive stocks in 2019.
2. Lindt & Spruengli AG - Current stock value of $73,360 per share
You might not be surprised that one of the largest chocolate making companies in the world makes the the list of 20 most expensive stocks in 2019, but you might be shocked to see the share price. At more than $73,000 per share, you can see why the company is so profitable today. They are a Swiss based company and they own five the largest and most well known chocolate producing companies in the word. This includes Whitman’s Chocolate and Russell Stover Candies.
1. Berkshire Hathaway - Current stock value of $292,500 per share
You would have to be a serious investor to get in on this stock. One share costs more than the median price of a home across much of the United States. In exchange for investing in this stock, you get the benefit of one the strongest investment funds in the world, headed by the billion mind of Warren Buffet. So, that is the list. Do you own any of these stocks? Which would you like to purchase, and how many shares can you afford. It is always fun to dream about the possibilities.
Written by Bill Vix
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