Apple shares hit new all-time intraday, closing highs

invisibleSHIELD case for iPadShares of Apple Inc. today rose $1.06, or 0.44%, on average volume of 22,405,733 shares to set a new all-time closing high of $240.60.

Apple’s previous closing high was $239.54 set yesterday. Apple’s all-time high (intraday) stands at $241.92, set during trading today. Apple’s 52-week low is $114.19.

At market close, Apple’s market value stands at $218.17 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 $221.30 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) – $317.93B
2. Microsoft (MSFT) – $257.41B
3. Apple (AAPL) – $218.17B
4. Wal-Mart (WMT) – $207.80B
5. Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) – $197.60B

Selected companies’ current market values:
• Google (GOOG) – $179.19B
• IBM (IBM) – $166.90B
• Cisco (CSCO) – $150.81B
• Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) – $124.97B
• Intel (INTC) – $124.01B
• Disney (DIS) – $68.50B
• Amazon (AMZN) – $59.96B
• Nokia (NOK) – $57.44B
• Research In Motion (RIMM) – $38.92B
• Sony (SNE) – $37.00B
• Dell (DELL) – $30.72B
• Yahoo! (YHOO) – $23.62B
• Adobe (ADBE) – $18.38B
• Motorola (MOT) – $16.72B
• Beleaguered Palm (PALM) – $779.40M
• RealNetworks (RNWK) – $625.69M

AAPL quote via NASDAQ here.

28 Comments

  1. I’ve been watching Apple for a long time now. Here’s what’s really interesting:
    Apple shares usually run up prior to the launch of the next big thing. Did it for the iMac, OS X, iPod and iPhone. And then after the launch, the profit takers would beat the price back down again.

    Now this time for the iPad the run on the shares is continuing the upward trend (touch wood).

    This is veeerrrrry veeerrrrrrry interesting !!

  2. The day we top Microsoft in market value…I will open my giant bottle of 1960 Chateau Margaux and pour a glass for anyone who wants one….and it’s coming my friends…It’s coming.

  3. @auren… maybe they’re waiting for the release/delivery of the 3G iPad. I suspect there will be many, many more iPads out there after the end of April or early May. That may be the time to sell, but since I’m long on APPL, I’ll hold anyway and just buy more when/if it does get beaten down.

  4. Okay, okay — I was wrong about a supposed low number of iPads being sold the first weekend as reason the stock would go plunging Monday morning — now for my new reason for a plunge — NO multitasking in iPhone OS4 — Friday morning the stock will dip madly — damn, if I am not right one of these times, I will never be able to be a financial analyst! Oh wait, you say being right is not a prerequisite? Oh glory be, there is still hope!

  5. The first six on the list, with the exception of Apple, are all down. Google is being looked at by the Feds for AdMob. Palm is down almost 25 million dollars TODAY!

  6. This is about 2 years overdue. Private buyers are finally looking at value and realizing that they’ve been lied to by trusted investment (nis) advisors and hedge fund managers that paniced selling just so they could knock the stock down and but at low levels, so that they could continue to play a so called “sling shot sure bet “…

    Well Apple is in broken out and away, into a new range and the selloff eluded them this time because you can only cry wolf f so many times, before you loose all credibility and are called out as a liar…

    Apple is the only company that represent excellence, true unequivocal value and no challenge in sight for at least the next 4 years.

    Another day another dollar.

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