Apple tops list in 2009 margin cap growth; last in CEO pay

“Here’s an interesting pair of lists,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Forbes.

“On Seeking Alpha, Birinyi Associates’ Cleve Rueckert lists the 40 S&P 500 stocks with the largest changes in market capitalization so far this year. Although other shares have scored higher percentage gains — some more than 100% — Apple tops this list on a total dollar value basis. Since Dec. 31, 2008, its shares have grown 35.9%, adding more than $27 billion to its market cap,” Elmer-DeWitt reports.

“Meanwhile, the New York Times has published an eye-opening ranking of the pay of chief executives at 198 U.S. companies. The list, compiled by Equilar, is especially interesting because it posts, right next to the CEO’s total compensation, his or her company’s performance in terms of revenue, profit change and total return,” Elmer-DeWitt reports. “On this list, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, with his $1-a-year salary, comes in at the bottom.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “iWill” for the heads up.]

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