Apple shares hit new all-time closing high

invisibleSHIELD case for iPadShares of Apple Inc. today rose $1.84, or 0.77%, on lighter-than-average volume of 11,619,04 shares to set a new all-time closing high of $241.79.

Apple’s previous closing high was $240.60 set yesterday. Apple’s all-time high (intraday) stands at $241.92, set during trading yesterday. Apple’s 52-week low is $115.76.

At market close, Apple’s market value stands at $219.25 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 $222.39 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) – $324.63B
2. Microsoft (MSFT) – $266.10B
3. Apple (AAPL) – $219.25B
4. Wal-Mart (WMT) – $207.01B
5. Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) – $199.66B

Selected companies’ current market values:
• Google (GOOG) – $180.05B
• IBM (IBM) – $167.26B
• Cisco (CSCO) – $152.30B
• Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) – $126.33B
• Intel (INTC) – $124.57B
• Disney (DIS) – $70.25B
• Amazon (AMZN) – $62.26B
• Nokia (NOK) – $55.66B
• Research In Motion (RIMM) – $39.00B
• Sony (SNE) – $36.94B
• Dell (DELL) – $30.99B
• Yahoo! (YHOO) – $24.53B
• Adobe (ADBE) – $18.59B
• Motorola (MOT) – $17.09B
• Beleaguered Palm (PALM) – $870.78M
• RealNetworks (RNWK) – $601.37M

AAPL quote via NASDAQ here.


  1. I like these steady 0.5% to 1.0% increases. I guess the next big news will be the report for last quarter, unless some new MacBooks and/of Mac Pros are released early next week. Either way, things look very positive, in terms of upcoming “Apple news.”

  2. Where are the ANALyst when you need them? those ANALyst that were saying that Steve Jobs lost a Billion when apple’s shares fell during the economic crisis? any one? where are those who are wiiling to give advise to Steve Jobs on how he must sell his apple’s shares, or want to comvice him to sell netbooks?
    BTW, Laura? where are you?

  3. @ Amazin1
    MS is pulling away — making gap bigger.

    On what time frame??
    Apple’s $219 B market value is 82% of MSFT’s $266 B.

    It ended 2009 at $171 B, or 64% of MSFT’s $267 B.
    It ended 2008 at $77 B, or 45% of MSFT’s $170 B.

    Or shall we keep going back, say, to 2002, which ended with Apple at $13 B, just 3% of MSFT’s then 453 B ?

    Microsoft’s trajectory is not promising.

  4. One of my favorite things about MDN is how neither MDN or the regular posters ever forget the past articles/quotes by people… Laura Goldman, Give the money back to the shareholders, etc., etc..

    Was just looking at another MDN article staring the brilliant Laura Goldman:

    Regarding selling AAPL she says “It was one of the worst stock recommendations of my career”.

    One of the worst? So she’s made recommendations that bad, and possibly even worse in the past??

    MDN Word: People

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.