In NASDAQ trading today, Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares gained $11.77, or 1.85%, on below average volume of 15,603,094 shares to set a new all-time closing high of $648.11.

Apple’s previous all-time closing high was $636.34, set yesterday, August 16, 2012.

Apple’s all-time intraday high is $648.19, also set today. Apple’s 52-week low stands at $354.24.

Apple’s market value currently stands at $607.54 billion.

The top five U.S. publicly-traded companies, based on market value:
1. Apple (AAPL) – $607.54B
2. Exxon Mobil (XOM) – $408.05B
3. Microsoft (MSFT) – $259.05B
4. Wal-Mart (WMT) – $243.58B
5. IBM (IBM) – $229.95B

Selected companies’ current market values:
• Google (GOOG) – $221.45B
• Intel (INTC) – $131.73B
• Amazon (AMZN) – $109.02B
• Cisco (CSCO) – $101.63B
• Disney (DIS) – $90.54B
• Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) – $38.49B
• Dell (DELL) – $21.37B
• Yahoo! (YHOO) – $17.80B
• Adobe (ADBE) – $16.62B
• Sony (SNE) – $11.99B
• Nokia (NOK) – 10.17B
• Sirius XM (SIRI) – $9.79B
• Research In Motion (RIMM) – $3.86B
• Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) – $2.90B
• RealNetworks (RNWK) – $0.28B

AAPL quote via NASDAQ here.

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