Apple shares hit new all-time closing high; reclaims most-valuable company crown

Apple Inc. shares today rose $2.65, or 0.60%, in NASDAQ trading on below-average volume of 10,703,953 shares to set a new all-time closing high of $447.28.

Apple’s previous all-time closing high was $446.66 set on January 25, 2012. Apple’s all-time intraday high is $454.45, also set on January 25, 2012.

Apple’s 52-week low is $310.50.

Apple’s market value currently stands at $415.71 billion.

The top five U.S. publicly-traded companies, based on market value:
1. Apple (AAPL) – $415.71B
2. Exxon Mobil (XOM) – $411.40B
3. Microsoft (MSFT) – $245.26B
4. IBM (IBM) – $220.93B
5. Wal-Mart (WMT) – $207.91B

Selected companies’ current market values:
• GE (GE) – $201.07B
• Google (GOOG) – $188.03B
• Intel (INTC) – $135.49B
• Cisco (CSCO) – $105.150B
• Amazon (AMZN) – $88.85B
• Disney (DIS) – $70.51B
• Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) – $55.31B
• Dell (DELL) – $30.07B
• Yahoo! (YHOO) – $19.52B
• Nokia (NOK) – $18.85B
• Sony (SNE) – $18.49B
• Adobe (ADBE) – $15.26B
• Motorola Mobility (MMI) – $11.66B
• Research In Motion (RIMM) – $8.66B
• Sirius XM (SIRI) – $7.65B
• Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) – $4.75B
• RealNetworks (RNWK) – $0.34B

AAPL quote via NASDAQ here.

MacDailyNews Take: It’s good to be the king.

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  1. With 98 billion it could just about buy a third of that list with some change left over to put RIM out of its misery – oh how funny, since RIM didn’t rate the iPhone!!

    1. It’s the clash between old and new. As the world migrates from the industrial to the information revolution, the new, AAPL, slowly overtakes the old, XOM.

      On a LEMN graph, it’s clear that not only is the world changing, but the rate at which the change is occurring is escalating. As the leader in FLAN technologies, AAPL is well poised to benefit most from this tectonic disruption.

  2. Great news!

    Time ago, a friend asked me why I am so interested in Apple’s financial health ’cause I am not a stock holder, an investor.
    But I told him that, as a matter of fact, I am an investor, but not money, but time. I am investing in Apple since the Apple ][ in 1980 so I am a long time investor in Apple.
    In the obscure ages of 90, I feared that my investment would be lost.

    Now, Apple is live an well. Thank to SJ, always missed.

  3. And of course, there is Samdung:

    “According to a report Tuesday (17 January 2012) by Japanese daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Samsung ranked 37th with a market value of some US$120 billion in 2010.”

    Maybe Apple should buy it and put Samdung out of it’s misery.

    1. The incentive is as it always was. To build the highest-quality, most user-friendly devices on the planet. That was their goal and probably still is. Keep the consumers coming back for more Apple products should be the most incentive Apple will need. By doing that, Apple’s value should continue to rise for many more years. Forget about market share, focus on quality and excellent customer support.

      I just hope Wall Street’s unreasonable demands don’t ruin the company for consumers and individual shareholders.

    2. The incentive is to take back what is rightfully theirs (Apples).
      That would be the personal computer market. This includes all handheld and mobile computers, including any that may fit inside your pocket. And, of course, the traditional PC, err, um, I mean Macintosh market.

      Have a nice day, while you can, you scumsucking, thieving, cheating, lying, good for nothing pretenders. You know who you are *cough*MS*cough*Google*cough*Samsung*cough*.

  4. It’s interesting how many of Apple’s competitors they could buy with their cash, yet they don’t. I think it would be like buying sick rats. They’re gonna die anyway. Why not just wait it out.

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