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Apple is now worth more than Microsoft and Google combined

While Apple has been in the news lately for allegations of unfair labor practices at its contracted manufacturing facilities in China, that hasn't stopped the company from increasing value for its shareholders and sending it surging ahead in market capitalization.
Today, AAPL crossed the $500/share mark for the first time in its history this morning. The stock has surged over 17 percent in the weeks following its blowout fiscal Q1 2012 earnings report. The company reported revenue of $46.33B USD and net profit of a whopping $13.06B. In addition, the company sold a record 37 million iPhones during the quarter.

Apple is currently ranked as the largest company in the world by market cap. In addition, Apple's market cap is currently more than both Google and Microsoft combined.
Following Steve Jobs' resignation as CEO in August 2011, AAPL hit a [then] all-time high of $411 pushing it ahead of Exxon Mobile as the world's largest company by market cap.

Source: Bloomberg

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RE: Highly Overvalued
By testerguy on 2/13/2012 12:47:00 PM , Rating: 0
Half the world runs on Microsoft, by choice. Apple makes gadgets for hipsters and housewives.

Whereas the record number of people who buy Apple products like the iPhone and iPad had no choice in the matter...


RE: Highly Overvalued
By invidious on 2/13/2012 5:39:37 PM , Rating: 2
Actually its more like how more people choose to buy android phones over iPhones. Despite whatever magical marketing "records" Apply may be boasting about this week.

I have had my iPhone for almost 2 years because Android was too new back then, my next phone choice will be android. Just like my tablet choice was android.

"We shipped it on Saturday. Then on Sunday, we rested." -- Steve Jobs on the iPad launch

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