Market capitalisation, otherwise referred to as market cap, can be described as the total value of the share price of a company, which is publicly traded, multiplied by the number of outstanding shares it has. Once this is calculated, market cap may be used as an indicator of the net worth of a company. Where market cap is concerned, there are many companies that stand out, but five are at the top of the list. These companies are all based in the US and each has a market cap exceeding $300bn at the time of writing. These American companies have surpassed numerous others around the globe due to a variety of reasons, one of which concerns the strength of the US dollar against other global currencies.
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
Microsoft Corporation has a market cap of around $1,61tln, which puts it at the very top of this list. Microsoft Corporation has a trailing 12 month (TTM) earnings per share (EPS) of $6,20 with a current share price of $212,83 on MSFT stocks.
Apple Inc (AAPL)
Apple Inc has a market cap of $1,969tln. The current share price on AAPL stocks is $115,81 per share, with TTM EPS of $3,28.
Amazon.com Inc (AMZN)
Amazon.com Inc has a market cap of $1,594tln, with a current share price of $3 177 and TTM EPS of $34,20.
Alphabet Inc (GOOG)
Alphabet Inc has a market cap of $1,197tln, a current share price of $1 772,30 and TTM EPS of $51,75.
Facebook Inc (FB)
Facebook Inc has a market cap of $786,242bn, with a current share price of $276,05 and TTM EPS of $8,78.