nowmoney24 wrote:Been looking around and I'm actually having trouble finding this,
I was hoping for a list or something but I can't seem to find one.
I believe some of the largest industries are oil and gas, insurance, automotive, food, but I can't find a definitive list or ranking can you guys help?
10 largest companies in the UK stock market are oil and gas (BP/ Shell), Pharma (Glaxo Smithkline, Astra Zeneca), Banks (HSBC), Telecoms (Vodafone), mining (Rio and BHP)
Phones - Deutsche Telecom, Verizon, Vodafone etc.
Healthcare/ Pharma Pfizer, Merck, GSK etc.
Technology. Think Apple Samsung HP Cisco Microsoft Amazon Google TSMC Infineon IBM.
Basic Materials. Think Du Pont, BHP, Rio Tinto, Glencore Xstrata. Bayer.
Financial Services. Think JP Morgan Citi HSBC BankAmerica Deutsche etc. Not to mention the insurers. Allianz. Munich Re. Berkshire Hathaway.
If you look at the ETF ticker IOO they have a representative sample of the largest global companies by market cap, across industries. Top 100 world companies (listed).
Another global ETF (IXUS)
Name % of Fund
ISHARES S&P INDIA NIFTY 50 1.27%
NESTLE SA-REG 1.22%
ISHARES MSCI RUSSIA 1.10%
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC 1.04%
ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSCHEIN 0.86%
NOVARTIS AG-REG 0.85%
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 0.79%
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 0.76%
VODAFONE GROUP PLC 0.72%
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC-A SHS 0.68%
Sector Breakdown as of 4/4/2013*
View all holdings Sector % of Fund Sector % of Fund
Financials 24.93% Health Care 7.30%
Industrials 11.67% Informatio... 6.46%
Consumer D... 10.48% Telecommun... 4.70%
Consumer S... 9.94% Utilities 3.19%
Materials 9.55% Other/Unde... 3.39%