The Top 10 Most Expensive U.S. Stocks

[All data updated as of 5/23/13] When looking at the stock market it’s interesting to know what the actual most expensive stocks are on a per share basis. Sometimes these stocks are out of reach as you’d have to move too much of your portfolio to buy a position in those stocks, but they are often very lucrative investment opportunities. Here’s a list of the top 10 US stocks from a price per stock perspective. All of this information is current as of Friday May 17th.

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A:NYSE)

The product of Warren Buffet, one of the most discussed and followed investors in the world.
This Omaha based multinational holding company has delivered an average growth in book value of 19.7% over the last 48 years, drastically outperforming the S&P 500’s average of 9.4%. Even more notably it rode out the problems of the last 10 years to still post significant positive return.

Share Price: $166,697

Seaboard Corporation (SEB:NYSEMKT)

Seaboard is an agricultural conglomerate that operates numerous food production, processing, and transporting businesses across the world. This Kansas based conglomerate has even moved into the energy sector in the Dominican Republic recently.

Share Price: $2,715


NVR is a real estate development company based in Reston Virginia that most recently posted over $5.2B in revenue. The company constructs homes under several different brands including; Ryan Homes, NVHomes, Rymarc Homes, and Fox Ridge Homes.

Share Price: $1,003

Google Inc. (GOOG:NASDAQ)

Everyone has heard of this company and probably uses some of their products every day, whether it’s their leading search engine, e-mail applications, or even the Android platform on your smart phone. This California based company was established in 1998 and is a known leader in the field of internet related services and products.

Share Price: $886.24

Priceline (PCLN:NASDAQ) is a Norwalk, Connecticut based company that focuses on helping web users find discount travel rates for airlines and hotels. Founded in 1997 this company doesn’t actually own any of the services it supplies, it’s more of a facilitation service…for a fee of course.

Share Price: $800

MasterCard Incorporated (MA:NYSE)

Based out of New York this financial services firm has been around since 1966. Many of us have a MasterCard so the brand recognition for this company is substantial.

Share Price: $572

Markel Corporation (MKL:NYSE)

This established insurance company based out of Glen Allen, Virginia can trace its roots back to 1930. Through mergers and acquisitions they have established operations throughout American and other international markets.

Share Price: $539

Intuitive Surgical (ISRG:NASDAQ)

This California based manufacturer is a heavyweight in the world of robotic surgical systems. With over 1,200 systems installed worldwide they have a major portion of the market share in this industry, especially after acquiring their competitor Computer Motion in 2003.

Share Price: $478

The Washington Post Company(WPO:NYSE)

The Washington Post Company is a mass media company based out of Washington, D.C. With presence in newspapers, magazines, television, and various electronic media this company has a presence seen by millions of people on a daily basis.

Share Price: $473


Another household name for the list, comparable to Google in many ways, and a company whose products many of us use on a day to day basis.  A software and hardware giant based in California that has lasted out many of its competitors since being one of the first makers of personal computers.

Share Price: $442

Can you think of any other stocks with a higher price per share than these?


--Jeffrey Glen
By InvestorGuide Staff

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