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Conglomerate stocks

Ready to invest in the multinational business industry? Consider these 7 stocks.

The best conglomerate stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

How to buy conglomerate stocks

Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one of more of these conglomerate stocks.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. You’ll need personal and financial details, like your contact and bank information.
  3. Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like BRK-B or HON.
  4. Decide on how many to buy. Some brokers will allow you to purchase fractional shares, while others require you to purchase whole shares.
  5. Choose an order type. Invest in the conglomerate stocks now with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price.
  6. Buy the stock. Tap or click the Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the multinational business industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.

Take a deeper dive into conglomerate stocks

We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the multinational business industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.

1. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B)

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. , through its subsidiaries, engages in the insurance, freight rail transportation, and utility businesses worldwide. It provides property, casualty, life, accident, and health insurance and reinsurance; and operates railroad systems in North America.

Berkshire Hathaway stock opened the day at $276.03 after a previous close of $274.10. The latest price was $280.49 (25 minute delay). Berkshire Hathaway is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD248.8 billion and employs 360,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $634,289,061,888
  • P/E ratio: 0.0042
  • PEG ratio: 0.2601

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2. Honeywell International (HON)

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Its Aerospace segment offers auxiliary power units, propulsion engines, integrated avionics, environmental control and electric power systems, engine controls, flight safety, communications, navigation hardware, data and software applications, radar and surveillance systems, aircraft lighting, advanced systems and instruments, satellite and space components, and aircraft wheels and brakes; spare parts; repair, overhaul, and maintenance services; thermal systems; and connected solutions and data services for aftermarket, as well as wireless connectivity and management services.

Honeywell International stock opened the day at $221.03 after a previous close of $219.32. The latest price was $224.34 (25 minute delay). Honeywell International is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$32.6 billion and employs 103,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $161,650,966,528
  • P/E ratio: 35.6307
  • PEG ratio: 2.4593

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3. 3M Company (MMM)

3M Company develops, manufactures, and markets various products worldwide. It operates through four business segments: Safety and Industrial, Transportation and Electronics, Health Care, and Consumer. The Safety and Industrial segment offers personal safety products, industrial adhesives and tapes, abrasives, closure and masking systems, electrical markets, automotive aftermarket, and roofing granules to industrial, electrical, and safety markets.

3M Company stock opened the day at $200.00 after a previous close of $198.28. The latest price was $198.17 (25 minute delay). 3M Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$33 billion and employs 95,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $115,395,911,680
  • P/E ratio: 20.3715
  • PEG ratio: 2.1993

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4. Seaboard Corporation (SEB)

Seaboard Corporation operates as an agribusiness and transportation company worldwide. It operates through six segments: Pork, Commodity Trading and Milling (CT&M), Marine, Sugar and Alcohol, Power, and Turkey. The Pork segment produces and sells fresh and frozen pork products to further processors, foodservice operators, grocery stores, and distributors; hogs; and biodiesel.

Seaboard Corporation stock opened the day at $4,175.00 after a previous close of $4,189.95. The latest price was $3,948.85 (25 minute delay). Seaboard Corporation is listed on the NYSE MKT, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7.5 billion and employs 13,100 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $4,569,990,656
  • P/E ratio: 8.0883
  • PEG ratio: 0

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5. India Globalization Capital (IGC)

India Globalization Capital, Inc. purchases and resells physical infrastructure commodities. The company operates through two segments, Infrastructure Business, and Life Sciences.

India Globalization Capital stock opened the day at $1.50 after a previous close of $1.52. The latest price was $1.52 (25 minute delay). India Globalization Capital is listed on the NYSE MKT, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$898,000 and employs 50 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $135,316,432
  • PEG ratio: 0

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6. General Electric Company (GE)

General Electric Company operates as a high-tech industrial company worldwide. The company's Power segment offers heavy-duty and aeroderivative gas turbines for utilities, independent power producers, and industrial applications; maintenance, service, and upgrade solutions to plant assets and their operational lifecycle; steam power technology for fossil and nuclear applications, including boilers, generators, steam turbines, and air quality control systems; and advanced reactor technologies solutions comprising reactors, fuels, and support services for boiling water reactors. This segment also applies the science and systems of power conversion to provide motors, generators, automation, and control equipment; and drives for energy intensive industries, such as marine, oil and gas, mining, rail, metals, test systems, and water.

General Electric Company stock opened the day at $13.01 after a previous close of $12.87. The latest price was $13.16 (25 minute delay). General Electric Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$77.2 billion and employs 174,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $111,488,729,088
  • PEG ratio: 10.464

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7. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (SIEGY)

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, a technology company, focuses in the areas of automation and digitalization in Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, Asia, and Australia. Its Digital Industries segment offers automation systems and software for factories, numerical control systems, motors, drives and inverters, and integrated automation systems for machine tools and production machines; process control systems, machine-to-machine communication products, sensors and radio frequency identification systems; production and product lifecycle management software; mechatronic systems simulation and testing software; and cloud-based industrial Internet of Things operating system. The company's Smart Infrastructure segment supplies and connects energy systems and building technologies to enhance efficiency and sustainability; and supports customers to address technology shifts.

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft stock opened the day at $79.28 after a previous close of $80.19. The latest price was $79.64 (25 minute delay). Siemens Aktiengesellschaft is listed on the PINK, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$58.4 billion and employs 293,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $126,921,015,296
  • P/E ratio: 18.3175
  • PEG ratio: 0.9107

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Bottom line

While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in conglomerate stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — conglomerate stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the multinational business industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.

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