Market Cap Leaders - TheStreet

As the year comes to a close,

General Electric

(GE) - Get Report

remains the most highly valued company in the U.S. markets. In March 2000, when the market peaked, GE had a

market cap of $433 billion. Its market cap is now $484.3 billion.

GE, which is in the process of

swallowing

Honeywell

(HON) - Get Report

, recently

named Jeffrey Immelt as the successor to Chairman and CEO Jack Welch. Welch will remain chairman of the company for the next year and will aid in the day-to-day transition of his successor.

The top 10 stocks have a combined market cap of $2.73 trillion.