Apple shares hit new all-time intraday, closing highs

In NASDAQ trading today, Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares gained $15.53, or 2.65%, on well above average volume of 31,703,045 to set a new all-time closing high of $601.10

Apple’s previous all-time closing high was $589.58, set on March 14, 2012.

Apple’s all-time intraday high is $601.77, also set today. Apple’s 52-week low stands at $310.50.

Apple’s market value currently stands at $560.45 billion.

The top five U.S. publicly-traded companies, based on market value:
1. Apple (AAPL) – $560.45B
2. Exxon Mobil (XOM) – $410.00B
3. Microsoft (MSFT) – $270.18B
4. IBM (IBM) – $238.36B
5. GE (GE) – $213.85B

Selected companies’ current market values:
• Wal-Mart (WMT) – $208.10B
• Google (GOOG) – $206.13B
• Intel (INTC) – $138.59B
• Cisco (CSCO) – $108.47B
• Amazon (AMZN) – $84.42B
• Disney (DIS) – $79.88B
• Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) – $48.13B
• Dell (DELL) – $30.61B
• Sony (SNE) – $21.73B
• Nokia (NOK) – $20.04B
• Yahoo! (YHOO) – $18.39B
• Adobe (ADBE) – $17.04B
• Motorola Mobility (MMI) – $11.87B
• Research In Motion (RIMM) – $7.46B
• Sirius XM (SIRI) – $8.52B
• Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) – $5.71B
• RealNetworks (RNWK) – $0.36B

AAPL quote via NASDAQ here.

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18 Comments

  1. I was super happy sitting at £400 over Christmas. Now 600 and today Apple has told me it’s going to pay for all my apple goodies every year with a divi. Amazing

  2. I would have thought the volume would have been in the 40 – 50 millions range on the news. Still, up 15 and another 4 after hours cant complain. Unlike some ANALysts that are dissin Apple dividend for not being in the 2-3 percent range. I guess they don’t understand you start small and raise your dividend over the years.

    1. On my cost basis, the dividend yield is 5%.

      That numb nut, Doug Kaas, who compared Apple to Google in 2007, closed half his short position this morning. Clearly, he’s giving up on his premise that Apple will fall 48% in the next 18 months, since that’s what Google did from 2007 to 2009. Shorts get slaughtered!

      1. I really like it when the AAPL shorts get slaughtered.

        Most of the professional analysts see AAPL as a group of numbers, to be compared to what they think is a similar company at another time.

        Those who know Apple will have a better ability to understand and invest in it.

  3. If this were a marathon race on a Grand Prix circuit Apple would have overtaken the following rivals a number of times:
    a) XOM: 1.4
    b) MSFT: 2.1
    c) IBM: 2.35
    d) GOOG: 2.7
    e) INTC: 4
    f) AMZN: 6.64
    g) HPQ: 11.64
    h) DELL: 18.3
    i) SNE: 25.8
    j) NOK: 28
    k) ADBE: 32.9
    l) MMI: 47.2

  4. As small private investors, my wife and I are astounded that someone {at Apple} sees little value in a stock split! Say 3 or 4 for one … I know hundreds of people {who know hundreds of people} who would take out a mortgage on their house to buy Apple at say a theoretical $80….

    Imagine the world reaction to Apple at $80 in the next few weeks! Apple paints itself with a greedy colour {yes, we are Canadian} to keep average people out. Qui bono?

    1. That’s ridiculous. Unless you were planning to buy one share (or just a few) for “$80” a share, just decide on how much you want to invest in total, divide that amount by $600, and buy that many shares.

      If you believe 300 shares at $100 is magically better than 50 shares at $600, you probably should be investing in stocks.

      1. Agreed. It seems that a lot of people think that if the stock split, it would magically run up from say the theoretical $80 per share price back up to $600. Of course, it wouldn’t.

        If the current stock price is a barrier of entry, then those people should consider investing by purchasing fractional shares through someone like sharebuilder or buyandhold.com.

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