10 of the Biggest Employers in the World

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by: Stockerblog

Have you ever wondered what companies provide the most number of jobs, both in the United States and worldwide? Here is a list of the largest publicly traded companies by number of employees.

  • Mcdonalds Corp. (NYSE:MCD) is the largest fast food company in the world, with 465,000 employees. The stock has a forward P/E of 17, a PEG of 1.45, and a yield of 3.9%.

  • Petrochina Co. (NYSE:PTR) is the huge China-based petroleum and natural gas company, with over 463,000 employees. The stock has a forward P/E of 11, a PEG of 0.82, and a yield of 3.7%.

  • Siemens A G (SI) is the large German-based electronic conglomerate, with almost 400,000 employees. The stock has a forward P/E of 12, a PEG of 0.67, and a yield of 1.5%.

  • Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) is the Minneapolis-based operator of general merchandise stores, with over 350,000 employees. The stock has a forward P/E of 14, a PEG of 1.05, and a yield of 1.1%.

  • Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHLD) is the Illinois-based holding company which operates Sears and Kmart department stores, and has over 350,000 employees. The stock has a forward P/E of 24, and a PEG of 2.46.

  • Hitachi Ltd. (HIT) is the Tokyo-based conglomerate of electronic and telecommunications businesses, with 350,000 employees. The stock has a forward P/E of 37.

  • China Petro & Chemical (NYSE:SNP) is the China-based integrated oil and gas company. The stock has a forward P/E of 11, a PEG of 0.53, and a yield of 1.8%.

  • Arcelor Mittal (NYSE:MT) is the Luxembourg-based producer of steel. The stock has a forward P/E of 8, a PEG of 0.79, and a yield of 2.0%.

  • Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) is the large Cincinnati-based food retailer. The stock has a forward P/E of 14, a PEG of 1.37, and a yield of 1.2%.

  • Matsushita Electric Ind. (MC-OLD) is the large Japan-based electronic products company. The stock has a forward P/E of 13, a PEG of 1.1, and a yield of 1.2%.

  • Disclosure: The author owns MCD.