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15 Most Valuable NASDAQ Companies in the World


In this article, we will take a look at the 15 most valuable NASDAQ companies in the world. If you want to see more of the most valuable NASDAQ companies in the world, go directly to 5 Most Valuable NASDAQ Companies in the World.

When most people hear NASDAQ, they think of technology given that the Nasdaq Composite Index has many famous tech stocks such as Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Alphabet that account for a substantial portion of the index.

Over the years, some technology companies have grown substantially thanks to the growth in the internet and the increase in affordability of computers and smartphones.

Whereas there were only 413 million internet users in 2000, there are around 6 billion internet users now. Given the increased affordability of technology, it is estimated that there could be 7.5 billion internet users by 2030.

With so many internet users and also so many computers and smartphones, some tech companies listed on the Nasdaq Composite Index have achieved enormous scale and realize significant profits.

Nasdaq Composite Index & NASDAQ Exchange

When it comes to NASDAQ, there is an index commonly known in the media as ‘the NASDAQ’ that is also known as the Nasdaq Composite Index.

The Nasdaq Composite Index includes all domestic and international common type stocks listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market. As of November, The Nasdaq Composite Index covers over 2,500 stocks listed on the NASDAQ stock market. As a result of its market capitalization weighting method, some stocks account for a far bigger portion of the index versus other stocks.

NASDAQ can also refer to the Nasdaq Stock Market, which is one of the two largest stock exchanges in the United States along with the NYSE.

2022

Given high inflation, the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates six times in 2022 alone and many expect the central bank to raise rates even further. As a result of the rate increases, substantial capital has moved from the stock market to Treasuries given the higher yields.

With the capital movement along with the potential for an economic slowdown in 2023 given the interest rate increases, the Nasdaq Composite Index has fallen 28.5% year to date as of November 11. As a result of the decrease, some leading stocks in the index trade for fairly low valuations.

Nevertheless, if economic data doesn’t meet expectations, the Nasdaq Composite Index could decrease further. Given the uncertainty, it could be a good idea for long term investors to own a well diversified portfolio of stocks across many sectors.

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Methodology

For our list of 15 Most Valuable NASDAQ Companies in the World, we took the top 15 stocks by market capitalization from the Nasdaq Composite Index and ranked them from #15 to #1.

15 Most Valuable NASDAQ Companies in the World

15. Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN)

Market Capitalization as of November 11: $162.9 billion

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 55

Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) is a leading semiconductor maker with a market capitalization of $162.9 billion that ranks the company #15 in terms of the most valuable NASDAQ companies in the world. On 10/26, Ross Seymore of Deutsche Bank trimmed his price target on Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) to $155 from $160 and kept a ‘Hold’ rating. Seymore thought the Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN)’s Q3 was solid but thought the company’s Q4 outlook was concerning.

14. T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ:TMUS)

Market Capitalization as of November 11: $181.88 billion

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 96

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ:TMUS) is one of the largest telecoms in the United States. On October 28, Paul Gallant of Cowen raised his price target to $201 from $187 and kept an ‘Outperform’ rating on T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ:TMUS) citing solid Q3 results and a guide raise. As of November 11, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ:TMUS) shares have rallied almost 28% year to date and the stock has a market capitalization of almost $182 billion.

13. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)

Market Capitalization as of November 11: $183.91 billion

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 63

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) is a leading maker of internet networking equipment with a market capitalization of $183.91 billion. On 11/9, Amit Daryanani of Evercore ISI added the company to its ‘Tactical Outperform’ list given the analyst thinks the company will benefit from better demand tailwinds. Out of the 895 hedge funds in our database at the end of Q2, 63 owned shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO).

12. AstraZeneca plc (NASDAQ:AZN)

Market Capitalization as of November 11: $195.29 billion

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 47

AstraZeneca plc (NASDAQ:AZN) is a pharmaceutical giant with a market capitalization of over $195 billion. On November 10, AstraZeneca plc (NASDAQ:AZN) dropped plans to submit its COVID-19 vaccine, Vaxzevria, to the U.S. FDA given the estimated lack of demand. Instead, AstraZeneca plc (NASDAQ:AZN) will continue its efforts to sell its COVID-19 vaccine elsewhere.

11. Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGO)

Market Capitalization as of November 11: $219.92 billion

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 66

Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGO) is a leading semiconductor maker with a market capitalization of almost $220 billion. On 10/18, Ross Seymore of Deutsche Bank cut his price target to $575 from $635 and kept a ‘Buy’ rating on Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGO). Seymoret sees downside risk to expected 2023 estimates for Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGO).

10. ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML)

Market Capitalization as of November 11: $227.63 billion

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 47

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) makes the most advanced lithography machines in the world. On November 10, ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) announced it expects to return substantial capital back to shareholders through increasing dividends and also share buybacks. In terms of share repurchases, ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) intends to buy back up to €12 billion worth of stock by the end of 2025. As of November 11, the company has a market capitalization of $227.63 billion.

9. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)

Market Capitalization as of November 11: $228.15 billion

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 64

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) is a leading wholesale retailer with a market capitalization of $228.15 billion. On 11/7, Edward Kelly of Wells Fargo downgraded Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares to ‘Equal Weight’ from ‘Overweight’ and also lowered his price target to $490 from $600. Kelly views Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) as a ‘rich multiple stock’.

8. PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP)

Market Capitalization as of November 11: $245.30 billion

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 65

PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) is a leading beverage maker with a market capitalization of $245.30 billion. On 10/14, Lauren Lieberman of Barclays raised her price target on PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) to $185 from $183 and kept an ‘Overweight’ rating. Lieberman thought PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP)’s Q3 ‘beat and raise’ was bullish given the macroeconomic headwinds.

7. Meta Platforms, Inc. (NASDAQ:META)

Market Capitalization as of November 11: $299.68 billion

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 184

Meta Platforms, Inc. (NASDAQ:META) is a social media giant that ranks #7 on our list of 15 Most Valuable NASDAQ Companies in the World given its market capitalization of almost $300 billion as of November 11. On November 10, Maria Ripps of Canaccord lowered her price target to $170 from $200 but kept a ‘Buy’ rating on Meta Platforms, Inc. (NASDAQ:META). The analyst cut her target due to multiple compression and notes that Meta Platforms, Inc. (NASDAQ:META) is facing a slowdown in digital advertising.

6. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)

Market Capitalization as of November 11: $406.54 billion

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 84

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) ranks #6 on our list of 15 Most Valuable NASDAQ Companies in the World with a market capitalization of over $406 billion. Given the semiconductor headwinds this year, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) shares are down almost 46% year to date. Nevertheless, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has growth potential in the long term.

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