Do you ever wonder what markets are thriving well and are quite popular in the United States? There are a lot of markets and businesses in the United States. Some of them are content being a small business while some are enjoying fame and popularity. Here is a list of the top 12 popular markets in the United States starting from top 12.
Merck & Co.
The twelfth in the list is Merck & Co. It is a pharmaceutical company established in the United States in 1891. The company has a market capitalization of $174.5 billion. As of early 2017, Merck & Co. has been gaining a 7.8% performance rating.
The top 11 most popular markets in the US is Home Depot which a retailing company that offer home improvement supplies. They sell construction products, home improvement tools and services. Home Depot has many stores all over the United States with a market capitalization of $176.8 billion. The company has been making a performance rating of 9.6% as of year 2017.
The tenth in the list is the e-commerce company based in Seattle, Washington, Amazon.com. It is a retailer company which started as a bookstore that operates online. The company moved on to selling DVDs, CDs, Blu-rays, videos, music and software. Amazon has a market capitalizaion of $418.1 billion and now is making performances ratings of 16.9% as of the first quarter of 2017.
Unitedhealth Group (UNH)
Unitedhealth Group Inc. is the top 9 most popular markets in the US. This company is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. It is a health care company providing healthcare services to their clients with a market capitalization of $159.1 billion. As of the first quarter of 2017, UNH got a performance rating of 3.1%.
The top 8 in the list of the most popular markets in the United States is Comcast, a telecommunications company. It is the largest broadcasting company as well as a cable television company. Comcast has also produced films as well as TV programs. The company has a market capitalization of $178.2 billion and performance rating of 86% as of the first quarter of 2017.
Seventh on the list is an international banking and financial services company based in San Francisco, California. This American company is Wells Fargo & Company. It was named the world’s largest bank in 2015 because of its market capitalization which has a value of $281.4 billion and performance rating of 2.1% as of the first quarter of year 2017.
Facebook is the sixth on the list. It is the most popular social networking site. Facebook, Inc. is located in Menlo Park, California. Facebook started its membership among Harvard students and later one expanded to other institutions in Boston. Now, it has gone global. Facebook has a market capitalization of $411.6 billion and a performance rating of 23.8%.
Johnson & Johnson
On the fifth spot is the medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company, Johnson & Johnson. The company has been operating since 1886 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The company is popular for products such as first aid supplies, baby products and beauty products. In 2015, J&J made a worldwide sale of $70.1 billion. Johnson and Johnson currently has a market capitalization of $337.9 billion and 8.2% performance rate.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. lies on the fourth spot. It is a multinational banking and financial services company. The company is based in New York City. According to assets, it is the largest bank in America and the sixth largest in the whole world. JPM has a market capitalization worth of $318 billion and a performance rating of 3.2% in 2017.
Now we’re down to the top 3 and on the third spot is Alphabet Inc., a multinational conglomerate by Google , which was established on October 2, 2015. Alphabet is the parent company of Google. It has a market capitalization worth of $581.1 billion and has a performance rating of 7.2%.
The second in the list is Apple, a popular tech hardware and equipment company which headquarters is located in Cupertino, California. Apple started selling computers in 1976 when it was founded by the famous Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. The company went on to producing more devices and selling them globally and now it is the top 2 most popular market in the US. Apple now has a market capitalization value of $755.1 billion and performance rating of 24.3% as of the first quarter of 2017.
Microsoft is a software and services giant and it is now the number 1 most popular market in the US. The company has been since 1975 when the famous Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded it in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Microsoft produces and sells computers, software, electronics and other services. Its headquarter is now in Redmond, Washington. The company now has a market capitalization worth of $507.8 billion and a performance rating of 5.7% as of the first quarter of 2017.
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If you are a consumer, how satisfied are you?