Market Extra: The most valuable brands in the world… are overwhelmingly U.S. tech names

U.S. tech stocks may have posted their worst performance in seven months in June, but they are still among the top dogs when it comes to brand power.

The latest ranking from WPP’s Kantar Millward Brown shows that the elites of the most valuable brands in the world are mostly tech companies, and overwhelmingly American.

For the second year in a row, Google GOOG, +1.29%GOOGL, +1.31% is the most valuable brand with a price tag of $245.6 billion, followed by Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.32% with $234.7 billion, and Microsoft Corp. MSFT, +1.26% at $143.2 billion.

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