Apple shares hit new all-time intraday, closing highs

Apple Online StoreShares of Apple Inc. today rose $4.25, or 1.88%, on average volume of 22,857,404 shares to set a new all-time closing high of $230.90.

Apple’s previous closing high was $229.37 set on March 24, 2010. Apple’s all-time high (intraday) stands at $231.95, set during trading today. Apple’s 52-week low was $102.61, set on March 26, 2009.

At market close, Apple’s market value stands at $209.31 billion since financial sites all use the latest published share count for Apple: 906.8 million shares outstanding as of January 15. However, Apple’s actual diluted share count, as per its latest 10-Q, was 919.783 million shares, which means that the company actually has a market cap of $212.38 billion. For the lists below, we’ll use what the financial sites use.

Apple went public on December 12, 1980 and closed with a market cap of $1.431 billion. Apple’s all-time low market value was $630.9 million on July 8, 1982.

The top five U.S. publicly-traded companies:
1. Exxon Mobil (XOM) – $314.15B
2. Microsoft (MSFT) – $260.13B
3. Wal-Mart (WMT) – $211.22B
4. Apple (AAPL) – $209.31B
5. Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) – $201.16B

Selected companies’ current market values:
• Google (GOOG) – $178.92B
• IBM (IBM) – $167.91B
• Cisco (CSCO) – $151.55B
• Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) – $125.27B
• Intel (INTC) – $122.85B
• Disney (DIS) – $68.48B
• Amazon (AMZN) – $60.04B
• Nokia (NOK) – $57.33B
• Research In Motion (RIMM) – $41.83B
• Sony (SNE) – $38.35B
• Dell (DELL) – $29.34B
• Yahoo! (YHOO) – $23.16B
• Adobe (ADBE) – $18.61B
• Motorola (MOT) – $16.58B
• Beleaguered Palm (PALM) – $656.25M
• RealNetworks (RNWK) – $652.72M

AAPL quote via NASDAQ here.


  1. “Another day like today and Apple is larger than Wal-Mart!
    Is there really enough room for it to continue to grow?”

    Room for Walmart to grow? Not much.
    Room for Apple to grow? TONS! That’s the beauty of it.

  2. Something tells me I’m going to get sick of all the articles titled ‘Apple shares hit new all-time intraday, closing highs” that I’ll be seeing over the next six months or so.

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