When it comes to investment options, equities are among the most preferred by investors. Putting your money in stocks of reputed companies can fetch good returns over the medium to long term. Of course, it is imperative that you diversify your portfolio and avoid putting all your eggs in the same basket.
When talking about stocks, their price per unit is a major factor that determines investor decisions. While most stocks are within reach of retail investors, there are the ones that are highly priced. For your knowledge, here’s a look at some of the most expensive stock prices of all time. It is to note that high price of a stock is not necessarily indicative of its quality.
Seaboard Corporation (SEB) – Kansas based Seaboard Corporation (SEB) was founded in 1918. A multinational company, Seaboard focuses on agribusiness and transportation. It has presence in several industrial segments. In United States, the company’s operations include ocean transportation and pork production and processing. Seaboard’s stock prices reached an all-time high of $4,699 in April 2019.
NVR, Inc. – One of the largest home construction companies in US, NVR, Inc. began operations in 1980. It has presence in several states and focuses on the East Coast region. Apart from building and selling homes, the company also operates other businesses such as title services and mortgage banking. It owns and operates various brands such as NVHomes, Ryan Homes and Heartland Homes. NVR, Inc. stock prices zoomed to an all-time high in mid-2021 at $5,308.
NEXT PLC – Headquartered in England, NEXT PLC is one of the leading retailers of clothing, home products and footwear. The company was founded in 1864 by Joseph Hepworth. Apart from United Kingdom, the company has stores across Europe, Middle East and Asia. In the clothes segment, Next Plc is currently the largest retailer in the UK. Next Plc stock prices hit an all-time high in September 2021 at $8,484.
Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG – A Swiss chocolatier and confectionery company, Lindt was founded in 1845. It is currently headquartered in Kilchberg, Switzerland. The company has production facilities in several European countries and in United States as well. Lindt stock prices reached their peak in November 2021, at $118,400.
Berkshire Hathaway – Based in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, Berkshire Hathaway is an American multinational conglomerate holding company. The company was founded in 1839 by Oliver Chace. Berkshire Hathaway owns several companies and has minority stake in companies like American Express, Bank of America, Apple, Coca Cola and Kraft Heinz Company. Berkshire Hathaway stock is currently the most expensive in the world. It had registered it peak of $538,949 in March 2022.