Big Financial Stocks: Shedding Light on Cash and Debt Levels

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information on the cash and debt levels of some of the largest companies, as measured by market capitalization, in the Financial sector.

  • General Electric Company (NYSE:GE): This company has $78,958,000,000 in cash against $474,290,000,000 in debt. The shares recently traded at $17.21 and its market capitalization is $182,431,800,000. About the company: General Electric Company is a diversified technology, media and financial services company. The Company offers products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, and water processing technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products. General Electric conducts operations globally.
  • Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRKA): This company has $38,227,000,000 in cash against $60,756,000,000 in debt. The shares recently traded at $110,400.00 and its market capitalization is $181,785,800,000. About the company: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is a holding company owning subsidiaries in a variety of business sectors. The Company’s principal operations are insurance business conducted nationwide on a primary basis and worldwide on a reinsurance basis. Berkshire’s other operations include The Buffalo News, aviation training, and retail furniture businesses, as well as shoe, candy, and rug manufacturing.
  • SPDR S+P 500 ETF (NYSE:SPY): This company has $467,824,000 in cash against $0 in debt. The shares recently traded at $125.49 and its market capitalization is $84,540,370,000. About the company: SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust is a unit investment trust incorporated in the United States. The Trust consists of a portfolio representing all 500 stocks in the S&P 500 Index.
  • China Life Insurance Company Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:LFC): This company has $7,016,326,367 in cash against $274,324,154 in debt. The shares recently traded at $49.28 and its market capitalization is $81,621,896,534. About the company: China Life Insurance Co., Limited offers a wide range of life, accident, and health insurance products and services.
  • Visa Inc. (NYSE:V): This company has $4,051,000,000 in cash against $37,000,000 in debt. The shares recently traded at $83.56 and its market capitalization is $68,263,380,000. About the company: Visa Inc. operates a retail electronic payments network and manages global financial services. The Company also offers global commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses and government entities.
  • American Express Company (NYSE:AXP): This company has $2,498,000,000 in cash against $65,000,000,000 in debt. The shares recently traded at $48.52 and its market capitalization is $58,328,520,000. About the company: American Express Company is a global payment and travel company. The Company’s principal products and services are charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services offered to consumers and businesses around the world.
  • Allianz SE (ADR) (OTC:AZSEY): This company has $12,421,577,571 in cash against $29,036,707,619 in debt. The shares recently traded at $12.16 and its market capitalization is $56,112,674,395. About the company: Allianz SE, together with its subsidiaries, primarily engages in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, and asset management businesses worldwide.
  • American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG): This company has $1,558,000,000 in cash against $94,587,000,000 in debt. The shares recently traded at $27.75 and its market capitalization is $52,634,750,000. About the company: American International Group, Inc. is a holding company which, through its subsidiaries provides a varied range of insurance and insurance-related activities in the United States and abroad. The Company’s main activities include both general insurance and life insurance & retirement services operations as well as financial services and asset management.
  • UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH): This company has $9,123,000,000 in cash against $11,131,000,000 in debt. The shares recently traded at $46.98 and its market capitalization is $50,899,890,000. About the company: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated owns and manages organized health systems in the United States and internationally. The Company provides employers products and resources to plan and administer employee benefit programs. UnitedHealth also serves the health needs of older Americans, provides specialized care services, and provides health care information and research to providers and payers.
  • MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET): This company has $13,046,000,000 in cash against $60,526,000,000 in debt. The shares recently traded at $39.60 and its market capitalization is $41,858,800,000. About the company: MetLife, Inc. provides individual insurance, employee benefits and financial services with operations throughout the United States and the regions of Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The Company’s products include life insurance, annuities, automobile and homeowners insurance, retail banking and other financial services to individuals as well as group insurance.
  • AXA (ADR) (OTC:AXAHY): This company has $31,334,419,994 in cash against $30,571,831,284 in debt. The shares recently traded at $17.32 and its market capitalization is $41,026,454,110. About the company: AXA, through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and asset management services worldwide.  The company’s Life and Savings segment offers term life, whole life, universal life, endowment, disability, deferred annuities, immediate annuities, and other investment-based products; and critical illness and permanent health insurance products for individuals and commercial clients.
  • ING Groep N.V. (ADR) (NYSE:ING): This company has $18,563,493,121 in cash against $355,407,404,866 in debt. The shares recently traded at $9.98 and its market capitalization is $38,954,363,368. About the company: ING Groep N.V. offers financial services to individuals, corporations, and other institutions. The Company offers corporate, investment, and private banking services, asset and portfolio management, treasury services, and insurance. ING Groep has offices throughout the world.
  • Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:USA) (NYSE:BAM): This company has $1,713,000,000 in cash against $49,044,000,000 in debt. The shares recently traded at $30.31 and its market capitalization is $37,498,760,000. About the company: Brookfield Asset Management Inc is a global asset management company focused on property, infrastructure and renewable power. The Company owns office buildings in major business centers. Brookfield also owns and operates power generating plants, ports, railways, utilities and timberlands, and invests on behalf of third parties.
  • Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited (ADR) (OTC:CHEUY): This company has $3,258,676,687 in cash against $5,255,056,963 in debt. The shares recently traded at $15.29 and its market capitalization is $36,060,886,635. About the company: Cheung Kong Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, engages in real estate property investment and development activities.  It develops residential, commercial, hotel and industrial properties.
  • MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE:MA): This company has $4,198,000,000 in cash against $11,000,000 in debt. The shares recently traded at $298.49 and its market capitalization is $36,017,410,000. About the company: MasterCard, Inc. is a global payment solutions company that provides a variety of services in support of the credit, debit and related payment programs of financial institutions.  The Company offers transaction processing services for credit and debit cards, electronic cash, automated teller machines, and travelers checks.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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