Top 30 companies of the US in the NASDAQ index 2020

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Technology and innovative companies thrive in the United States where they have access to a large and sophisticated market and dedicated stock exchange, the Nasdaq. The thirty largest publicly traded companies in the Nasdaq Composite index are here presented together with their activities, logos, and useful links.

365体育网站In the US, large companies are incorporated to get publicly listed on a stock exchange. They can then obtain capital from stock market investors but they must also comply with the regulations of the Securities Exchange Commission. These corporations are then continuously quoted on its stock exchange which ensures proper market conditions for the trading of stocks, the New York Stock Exchange – NYSE – or the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.

Nasdaq logo

The Nasdaq, acronym for the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations, is a distinct stock exchange from the historic NYSE. Besides some regulatory differences between the two exchanges, the main difference is that the NYSE requires an intermediary trading dealer between buyers and sellers of listed companies’ stocks, while the Nasdaq allows direct transactions between buyers and sellers through an auction system.

This more decentralized approach has over the years attracted many companies focusing on growth through new sectors, markets, and processes to get listed on the Nasdaq, especially, but not exclusively, technological and innovative companies. Companies that get listed on the Nasdaq tend therefore generally to be younger, more dynamic and more focused on technology, science, and innovation, rather than businesses in more traditional industries, such as manufacturing or finance, which tend to usually favor the NYSE.

The Nasdaq Composite Index

To ease the comprehension of the Nasdaq stock market dynamics, and give a taste of how the technology sector is evolving, common stocks and similar securities listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market are aggregated to form the Nasdaq Composite index, often simply referred to as the Nasdaq index, one of the key indices of the US financial markets with the Dow and S&P 500.

It is measured through the evolution of all the stocks and other securities quoted solely on the Nasdaq stock exchange: Common Stock, American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), Limited Partnership Interests, Ordinary Shares, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Shares of Beneficial Interest (SBIs) and Tracking Stocks.

The Nasdaq-100 Index

For a simpler evaluation and trading based on a smaller subset of securities, the simpler Nasdaq-100 index allows the tracking of more than 90% of the movement of the Nasdaq Composite by only considering about 100 securities. It is a modified capitalization-weighted index that gives more weight to a company as its market capitalization is higher.

Imagined as an index following the companies listed on the Nasdaq, the Nasdaq Composite and Nasdaq-100 are only considered to be rough benchmarks for tech and innovative companies stocks, not for the broader American stocks and economy. To that end, the S&P 500 index is usually favored, as it follows the evolution of the largest 500 American companies, including most of the largest companies quoted on the Nasdaq. For the complete list of the top 500 US companies, and much more information on each company, check our Top 500 US Companies Spreadsheet.

Evolution of the NASDAQ Composite over 5 years
Evolution of the Nasdaq Composite over 5 years (Image: Google Finance)

The real-time quotation of the Nasdaq Composite and the Nasdaq-100 indices can be followed with convenient graphical tools from a number of sources, including Google Finance, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg, etc.

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List of the 30 largest companies of the Nasdaq Stock Market by market capitalization

To help you learn more about the some of the leading tech and innovative US companies, the 30 largest companies in the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, which are also the largest components of the Nasdaq Composite and Nasdaq-100 indices, are listed hereafter. Each company is presented with details on its sector and industry, operations, a direct link to its website, market capitalization, logo and stock symbol. The Nasdaq-listed companies presented hereafter are ranked by market capitalization in US Dollars, as of effective close on Friday, February 7, 2020.

Note that if you are searching for information on these companies to invest in their stocks, make sure you know what you are doing as your investment will be subject to significant risks with the evolution of stock prices. To learn more about investing in the stock market and managing your portfolio, check our post on the best online courses on stock investing and trading.

Remark that in order to establish this list of the 30 largest companies, the (ETF) has been omitted since it does not represent a company but a fund that tracks the Nasdaq’s evolution, even though its total capitalization would place it within the following Top 30. Besides, note that four of the largest companies listed on the Nasdaq are also part of the 30 components of the Dow index: Microsoft, Apple, Cisco Systems and Intel.

Shortcuts to each company

To facilitate your browsing in this long list, here are quick links to go directly to the details of any of the top 30 Nasdaq Composite companies. Be sure to also check the Top 10 companies summary after the list!

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 63.2 Billion – Stock symbol: MU

– Market Cap.: $ 67.0 Billion – Stock symbol: ISRG

28. T-Mobile US

T-Mobile US logo365体育网站Sector: Communication Services – Industry: Wireless Telecommunication Services

T-Mobile US, more simply known as T-Mobile, is a wireless network operator providing wireless voice and data services and host network for multiple mobile virtual network operators. T-Mobile is the third-largest wireless carrier with more than 80 million customers in the US in 2019. Its majority shareholder is Deutsche Telekom, one of the largest German companies.

365体育网站Website: – Market Cap.: $ 73.1 Billion – Stock symbol: TMUS

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 76.4 Billion – Stock symbol: CME

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 77.3 Billion – Stock symbol: ADP

– Market Cap.: $ 77.9 Billion – Stock symbol: INTU

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 80.8 Billion – Stock symbol: BKNG

– Market Cap.: $ 82.9 Billion – Stock symbol: FISV

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 84.5 Billion – Stock symbol: MDLZ

– Market Cap.: $ 90.2 Billion – Stock symbol: GILD

– Market Cap.: $ 99.6 Billion – Stock symbol: QCOM

– Market Cap.: $ 99.8 Billion – Stock symbol: SBUX

– Market Cap.: $ 110.3 Billion – Stock symbol: CHTR

– Market Cap.: $ 120.0 Billion – Stock symbol: TXN

– Market Cap.: $ 126.3 Billion – Stock symbol: AVGO

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 135.5 Billion – Stock symbol: AMGN

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 138.5 Billion – Stock symbol: COST

– Market Cap.: $ 139.6 Billion – Stock symbol: PYPL

– Market Cap.: $ 160.9 Billion – Stock symbol: NFLX

– Market Cap.: $ 163.8 Billion – Stock symbol: NVDA

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 178.6 Billion – Stock symbol: ADBE

– Market Cap.: $ 202.7 Billion – Stock symbol: PEP

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 203.7 Billion – Stock symbol: CMCSA

– Market Cap.: $ 204.5 Billion – Stock symbol: CSCO

– Market Cap.: $ 281.3 Billion – Stock symbol: INTC

– Market Cap.: $ 605.2 Billion – Stock symbol: FB

– Market Cap.: $ 1,017 Billion – Stock symbol: GOOG/GOOGL

3. Amazon

Amazon logo365体育网站Sector: Consumer Discretionary – Industry: Internet & Direct Marketing Retail

Amazon.com, Inc. is a multinational technology company focused on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It started as an online bookstore that later diversified to a wide array of products. Amazon has become the uncontested leader of e-commerce in the US365体育网站, and after having expanded to many countries, it has also developed further into brick-and-mortar retail with the acquisition of Whole Foods Market, as well as publishing, electronics, cloud computing, video streaming, and production.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 1,035 Billion – Stock symbol: AMZN

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 1,400 Billion – Stock symbol: AAPL

– Market Cap.: $ 1,428 Billion – Stock symbol: MSFT

Summary: Top 10 companies in the Nasdaq index 2020

365体育网站To give you a quick overview of the largest companies in the Nasdaq Composite index in 2020, here is a synthesizing image regrouping the information of the top 10. Note that you can use this image to embed it on your website and other digital properties using the embed code below.

Top 10 companies in the Nasdaq index 2020

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Here are the 30 largest companies in the Nasdaq. Do you think they are worth their market capitalization? Are their stocks a good investment right now? Do they have too much economic power… and maybe political power too?

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