“In the race to a trillion dollar valuation, Apple is getting some real competition,” Reuters reports. “On Wednesday, Amazon for the first time hitting the $900 billion mark, narrowing its valuation gap with Apple – the world’s most valuable publicly traded company.”

Apple buybacks will, of course, reduce share count negatively impacting the company’s market cap while Amazon has not been buying back shares as the company’s share price continues to increase bolstering Amazon’s market cap.

It’s looking like a nailbiter!

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As Apple and Amazon race to the world’s first $1 trillion company, Boris Schlossberg of BK Asset Management and Bill Baruch of Blue Line Futures discuss Apple and Amazon with CNBC’s Sara Eisen.

As Apple and Amazon race to the world’s first $1 trillion company, experts choose unlikely winner from CNBC.

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MacDailyNews Take: Current standings:

Yahoo Finance:
• Apple : $935.843 billion
• Amazon: $894.235 billion

Thomson Reuters
• Apple : $941.003 billion
• Amazon: $894.724 billion

Market value = share price * shares outstanding.
Apple buybacks cause the shares outstanding figure to change minute-by-minute, making Apple’s actual market value a moving target.

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