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The US is home to the worlds biggest public companies. These Mega-Caps have more cash in their pockets than the yearly economic performance of some smaller Euro-Countries. Hence they are considered rightly as safe-haven investments. Like a supertanker, they are big enough to safely navigate around the risks of the European-Debt-Crisis. 

We show you the biggest stocks by market value in the USA and the key data of these Mega-Caps. The list contains the 12 biggest US-Stocks by market-cap, their industry, Price-to-Earnings-Ratio, Dividend-Yield and their price movement during the last 52 weeks.

 

(data as per 2013-07-04, via google.com/finance. No buy recommendation, financial information only)

Company Market-Cap
(in bn USD)
 
Industry P/E Dividend change
(52 w)
 
Exxon Mobil Corporation   403.24 Oil and Gas 9.25 2.78% +5.11%
           
Apple Inc.   395.59 Computer 10.05 2.9% -29.8%
           
Google Inc   294.09 Internet-service 26.39 - +50.8%
           
Microsoft Corporation   284.02 Computer-Software 17.52 2.71% +10.57%
           
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.   278.34 Investment-Holding 16.92 - +34.64%
           
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.   247.75 Shopping-Center 14.75 2.51% +5.67%
           
Johnson & Johnson   243.76 Healthcare 23.6 3.04% +27.54%
           
General Electric Company   236.89 Industrial 16.01 3.32% +12.14%
           
Chevron Corporation   230.89 Oil and Gas 9 3.36% +10.91%
           
Wells Fargo & Co   218.79 Bank 11.67 2.91% +23.12%
           
Procter & Gamble 215.34 Consumer 19.71 3.06% +28.05%
           
IBM 214.27 IT-Service 13.33 1.97% -1.37%