The Stock that Traded for $1,512,500 per Share
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Many people think that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway stock (BRK-A) is the highest priced stock that ever traded, as it currently sells for $155,114 per share. There are a couple of California bank stocks that trade for more than $10,000 per share. Then there are stocks like Bactolac Pharmaceutical (BTCA) is a company which makes and distributes vitamins, nutraceuticals, and private label nutritional supplements. The stock last traded at $100,000 per share on December 21.
Hwever, none of these stocks come close to the real winner. The company is Yahoo! Japan Corporation (YAHOY). According to the Shareholder Relations department for the Yahoo! Japan company, the highest price of the stock was 167.9 million Japanese Yen on Feb. 22, 2000, during the dot com boom. If you exchange the amount of Japanese Yen into US dollars at the exchange rate at that time (Approx USD1=JPY111.01), it was approximately $1,512,500 per share. Now the stock is down to 13.95 per share.
Yahoo! Japan is a Japanese Internet company formed as a joint venture between the American Internet company Yahoo! (YHOO) and the Japanese internet company SoftBank (SFTBF). It was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Disclosure: Author owns YHOO.