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Old Feb 13, 2012, 08:41 AM   #1
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Apple Share Price Breaches $500, Hits All-Time High




Apple's share price pushed through the $500 barrier as trading opened this morning, reaching an important psychological figure. The stock price has been on a tear ever since Apple reported blowout earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2012, rising more than $75/share, or nearly 18%, in just under three weeks.




Apple is now worth more than $469 billion, making it the most valuable public company in the world by a significant margin. Exxon Mobil, the second most valuable public company, is worth approximately $400 billion after a weakening in that company's price.

Apple is a long way from claiming the "most valuable publicly traded company ever" title. Among many others, Microsoft had a peak market cap of $642 billion during the dot-com boom in September 2000. That company is now worth just over $250 billion. With the reversal of fortunes, Apple is in fact now worth more than Google ($199 billion) and Microsoft ($256 billion) -- Apple's two biggest competitors -- combined.

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Old Feb 13, 2012, 08:44 AM   #2
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Insane. I'm surprised to see such a wide margin between Exxon and Apple's market cap.
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 08:45 AM   #3
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Wow... I should bought some APPL instead of buying their products.
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 08:50 AM   #5
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It's fun to read the old thread when AAPL went through the $200 barrier: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=806711

or when it reached $250: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=898506.

I predict the discussions will sound exactly the same today.
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 08:52 AM   #6
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Wow. Just wow.
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 08:53 AM   #7
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It's fun to read the old thread when AAPL went through the $200 barrier: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=806711

or when it reached $250: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=898506.

I predict the discussions will sound exactly the same today.
I'm equally amazed that Google's stock tracking page hasn't changed.
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 08:54 AM   #8
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Incredible. Thought about buying some shares when they were around $100 - doh.
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 08:55 AM   #9
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So, a single share of Apple stock now costs more than an iPad itself. Incredible!
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 08:58 AM   #10
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Wait until iPad3 is released.

Or, better yet, don't wait, if you want to invest.
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 08:59 AM   #11
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And Apple's stock is still significantly undervalued. It may seem expensive at a Per-Share price, but all things considered, its relatively cheap.
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 09:00 AM   #12
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Call me when Apple is worth $1,000,000,000,000
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 09:00 AM   #13
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Every so often, I think about buying AAPL. Every time, I don't, because it's way too much per share, and every time, I regret it later when it hits some crazy high price later on like this. I honestly think it'll keep going up, but unless they split the stock, it's going to be hard for many individual shareholders to invest.

Expect news in a few days about several big executive sell-offs as pre-planned sales at specific prices kick in automatically. Also expect idiots to say stuff like "what do they know we don't?!?" and "Apple is doomed without Jobs!" Then, expect AAPL to keep climbing without a hitch.
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 09:02 AM   #14
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Absolutely amazing. And to think it's still continuing to rise.


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Old Feb 13, 2012, 09:04 AM   #15
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wow, i keep thinking, well, now i'm too late to buy apple because it's got to be maxed out. then it freakin gains 18% in 3 weeks!!
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 09:08 AM   #16
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This really is so awesome. Every time we hit one of these milestones, I think about how far they have come. But what really gets me excited, is about how far they can still go.

Apple has an incredibly bright future. Arguably, brighter than any other tech company. They are worth this much and they still have huge chunks of computer market share to gain. They also have entirely new platforms to conquer. It looks like ebooks are one of them, and television is next.
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Watch out guys for this. There is massive shift of money from Tech to Finance as we speak. On the top of that we are at divergence for some time by looking on AAPL chart. Those indicators are never wrong is just matter of when not if we going south. And it does not matter how much money Apple keeps in banks etc.
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Dang I wanted to buy their stock in 2001 but was a poor college student. My roommate must have made out like a bandit though. I convinced him to transfer several thousand of his trust fund to Apple stocks.

Though my reasoning at the time was from an article stating that the upcoming OS X would take over the PC market and remove Microsoft's dominance.

Oh well hindsight is 20/20.
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 09:14 AM   #19
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Nice! I'm sure we'll see a further increase with the release of the next iPad.
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Wow... I should bought some APPL instead of buying their products.
What does the stock symbol for Appell Petroleum have to do with this discussion?

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Old Feb 13, 2012, 09:17 AM   #21
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I convinced my mother and my father-in-law to buy a lot at $150. I'm now 'favorite child' on BOTH sides of the family.

See? You can win at the stock market even if you don't have money to invest!
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Call me when Apple is worth $1,000,000,000,000
Three years from now. Two years if iTV is a game changer. IMO
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 09:19 AM   #23
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Maybe Apple should just buy Greece to rescue the rest of the market.
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Though my reasoning at the time was from an article stating that the upcoming OS X would take over the PC market and remove Microsoft's dominance.
The funny things is, the iPad runs OS X and it is, in fact, eating into PC sales.

Of course, that's not what that author was thinking about back then and so he was really wrong...but then technically ended up being right!
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