Quick Note: Apple Stock Surges Past $500/Share
February 13, 2012 10:09 AM
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"Hubba, hubba, hubba! Money, money, money! Who do you trust?"
(Source: Warner Bros. Pictures)
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.
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
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.
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RE: Highly Overvalued
2/13/2012 2:57:59 PM
Well, overpriced and/or defective products had one thing in their favour: Steve Jobs marketing. We haven't seen anything from Apple after his departure. Can't predict how they will fare if they release something that is not a success.
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