A look at the largest companies in the S&P 500

July 24, 2015 GMT

Amazon surpassed the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in market value Friday, on the back of a strong earnings report. Amazon shares closed up nearly 10 percent, giving the Seattle company a market value of $247.77 billion, versus $230.53 billion for Wal-Mart.

A company’s market value is calculated by multiplying the number of shares of stock it has in circulation by the current price of one share.

Here’s the list of the top 15 companies in the benchmark S&P 500 index, followed by their market value:

Apple Inc. $710.00 billion
Google Inc. $448.84 billion
Microsoft Corp. $368.76 billion
Exxon Mobil Corp. $334.24 billion
Wells Fargo & Co. $297.29 billion
Johnson & Johnson $274.95 billion
Facebook Inc. $272.26 billion
General Electric Co. $259.46 billion
JPMorgan Chase & Co. $254.84 billion
Amazon.com Inc. $247.77 billion
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. $230.53 billion
Procter & Gamble Co. $217.83 billion
Pfizer Inc. $210.96 billion
Walt Disney Co. $201.76 billion
Bank of America Corp. $187.45 billion


Source: FactSet