Apple shares hit new all-time intraday, closing highs

Shares of Apple Inc. today rose $14.63, or 5.98%, on heavier-than-average volume of 34,490,267 shares to set a new all-time closing high of $259.22.

Apple’s previous closing high was $248.92 set on April 15. Apple’s all-time high (intraday) stands at $260.25, set during trading today. Apple’s 52-week low is $118.60.

At market close, Apple’s market value stands at $235.06 billion.

The top five U.S. publicly-traded companies:
1. Exxon Mobil (XOM) – $325.39B
2. Microsoft (MSFT) – $274.80B
3. Apple (AAPL) – $235.06B
4. Wal-Mart (WMT) – $204.75B
5. General Electric (GE) – $203.07B

Selected companies’ current market values:
• Google (GOOG) – $176.21B
• IBM (IBM) – $167.56B
• Cisco (CSCO) – $155.97B
• Intel (INTC) – $131.59B
• Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) – $125.93B
• Disney (DIS) – $70.91B
• Amazon (AMZN) – $65.09B
• Nokia (NOK) – $55.44B
• Research In Motion (RIMM) – $39.91B
• Sony (SNE) – $35.61B
• Dell (DELL) – $33.61B
• Yahoo! (YHOO) – $24.43B
• Adobe (ADBE) – $18.38B
• Motorola (MOT) – $16.98B
• Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) – $6.91B
• Beleaguered Palm (PALM) – $820.15M
• RealNetworks (RNWK) – $606.77M

AAPL quote via NASDAQ here.

MacDailyNews Take: Ballmer’s fat bald head would be beading up with sweat right about now if he wasn’t such a big dummy.


  1. Today I used the profit I made in selling only 10 shares of AAPL to pay for my new iPad. If only I had a time machine and some more guts I would have purchased 10000 shares instead of the 100 I bought just 4 months ago.

  2. Assuming MSFT also goes up somewhat, AAPL will probably need to reach $310-320 to match and overtake in the market cap contest. If MSFT stays level, then, about $305 will do it.

    Great day. Almost closed above $260.

  3. Has anyone thought to do this calculation? Apple has zero debt on its balance sheet, does Microsoft show any debt? If so, if you subtract Microsoft’s debt from it’s market cap, is Apple worth more then? It would be a good exercise for some MDN go-getter.

  4. MSFT is reporting earnings tomorrow nite. I’m betting that earnings will be good, but not enough to satisfy the market, and it’ll get hammered like Google did. Apple won’t have to go so far to catch up.

  5. @KenC

    I would not be surprised if the shares of M$ went up tomorrow. Didn’t they report a big loss last time but that loss was less of a loss than expected so their shares went up…. weird.. if apple ever reported a loss they would get slammed…. and this is probably the first time I’ve seen them jump this high from showing good earnings.

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