Apple shares hit new all-time closing high

Complete your iPad experience with ZAGGmate!Apple Inc. shares today rose $2.80, or 0.88%, on below-average volume of 11,435,370 shares to set a new all-time closing high of $321.01.

Apple’s previous all-time closing high was $320.17 set on December 6, 2010. Apple’s all-time intraday high stands at $323.99, set on December 7, 2010. Apple’s 52-week low is $188.70.

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At market close, Apple’s market value stands at $294.46 billion.

The top five U.S. publicly-traded companies, based on market value, are:
1. Exxon Mobil (XOM) – $362.31B
2. Apple (AAPL) – $294.46B
3. Microsoft (MSFT) – $232.97B
4. Berkshire-Hathaway (BRKA) – 199.46B
4. Wal-Mart (WMT) – $197.09B

Selected companies’ current market values:
• Google (GOOG) – $188.84B
• IBM (IBM) – $180.12B
• Intel (INTC) – $121.71B
• Cisco (CSCO) – $107.25B
• Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) – $95.94B
• Amazon (AMZN) – $79.13B
• Disney (DIS) – $70.01B
• Nokia (NOK) – $37.42B
• Sony (SNE) – $36.49B
• Research In Motion (RIMM) – $32.08B
• Dell (DELL) – $26.60B
• Yahoo! (YHOO) – $22.19B
• Motorola (MOT) – $19.25B
• Adobe (ADBE) – $14.86B
• Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) – $5.57B
• RealNetworks (RNWK) – $527.74M

AAPL quote via NASDAQ here.


  1. Waiting for all the naysayers to pee on this datum. I know: It’s only because . . . but only if . . . couldn’t happen unless . . . um . . . I hate it when . . . you fanbois are . . .

    Give it up, RIM, DELL, MSFT, NOK, XOM! Your days are numbered!


  2. @anvilmeme

    “at this point” is pointless, like any split today.

    splits never made sense since trading fees lo longer depend on the number of shares traded (except for BRKA maybe). splits only give banks some work, and someone’s gonna pay for that pointless BS.

    if someone cannot afford a single share, that person should really have better use for the money.
    (AAPL shareholder myself)

  3. “Theoretically… higher price = less manipulation.”

    Yes. Because then people like me can’t get into the options game because I can’t afford 100 shares to back my options play. If shares were split 10 to 1 I could, and a whole bunch of people could as well, and it would be ugly.

  4. shawnpetriw:

    Well, you can always just buy options on AAPL… It seems that buying OTM calls has so far been a fairly lucrative proposition. A few lucky trades (which with AAPL aren’t much of a long shot) and you might even be able to afford your 100 shares, so that you could write your own contracts.

  5. Thanks Steve! BTW, my daughter just broke the screen on her ipod 4G that she had for a month. Took it down to Apple store with my despondent kid to see if it could be repaired. Yeah, well they replaced it FREE! I won’t forget that.

  6. To Split or Not 2 Split is the ?

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    $321 -:- 4 = $80.25 per share.

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  7. “And don’t forget – Gene Munster just raised his target price on AAPL by two bucks! The stock is surely on a roll!”

    Gene Munster is an idiot

    in 2006 he put a $103 price target

    in 2007 a year later the stock was almost $200

    how can an analyst be this bad?

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