Apple Once Again the Most Valuable Public Company in the World

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. citysnaps macrumors 601

    Oct 10, 2011
    San Francisco
    No... it's the roughly 23% increase in share price over the last month.
  2. itguy06 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2006
    Couple hundred - bought a long time ago. Will be interesting to see how his support is this year with all the issues they have been having and stagnant or dropping iPhone and Mac sales.
  3. Baymowe335 macrumors 68040

    Oct 6, 2017
    Mac just set a new revenue record and iPhone issues were mainly in China.

    The stock had recovered some and they posted strong earnings. Non-iPhone business are growing at almost 20% and are over $100B in revenue.

    Huge buyback.

    I think you should re-evaluate your opinion on Cook and the company’s performance.
  4. forerunnerg34 macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2015
  5. ipponrg macrumors 65816

    Oct 15, 2008
    It means stock holders can rub in your faces that their stock went up. It hardly means anything for customers otherwise.

    Let actions speak louder than words.
  6. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    True, but Apple is likely going to have huge growth in their services year over year. More money from their current userbase is what Wall Street wants.
  7. Gogeta-Blue macrumors member


    Dec 10, 2018
    correct me if I'm wrong but I once heard that apple was a trillion dollar company
    so I really don't understand all the excitement and all the hype

    yes they might have surpassed Microsoft and amazon and they have reclaimed their title but they are under the trillion dollar number that apple once reached

    so how is all this an a accomplishment


    there is only one possible explanation = media hype
  8. PickUrPoison macrumors 68030

    Sep 12, 2017
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Share prices fluctuate. Five weeks ago, the company’s market cap was about $675 billion. Now it’s around $825 billion. So they’ve clawed their way almost halfway back to that trillion dollar valuation.

    At this rate, they’ll be back over a trillion in about six weeks. Or it could be $500 million, if the stock drops from its current $174 to around $106 :eek:
  9. NPC Compliant macrumors newbie

    NPC Compliant

    Feb 6, 2019
    Markets are cyclical, corrections are normal
  10. TVreporter macrumors regular


    Mar 11, 2012
    Near Toronto
    Can they spare a few bucks and at least toss out an updated iMac?
  11. Pootie Tang macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2017
    San Diego
    If you don't make products that people want, nobody buys them and share prices go down. Millions own both Apple products and Apple stock. Personally, I use my quarterly Apple dividend to pay for any Apple products I buy so Apple is paying me to buy their devices, computers and services! What a concept.
  12. Shanghaichica macrumors G3


    Apr 8, 2013
  13. PickUrPoison, Feb 6, 2019
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    PickUrPoison macrumors 68030

    Sep 12, 2017
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Market cap represents the sum of the investments in Apple held by its owners, the shareholders. (You probably know that.) But of course Apple does have plenty of cash of its own :)

    However, it appears Apple intends to use Intel’s ninth gen CPUs, and most of the ones needed for the iMac lineup haven’t been released yet, due to production capacity issues. Intel expects to resolve their supply problems by June.

    Also likely to be included in the 2019 iMac is AMD’s new Navi GPU, fabbed using TSMC’s 7nm process. It should bring a significant performance increase. Some expect a re-design as well, which will be welcomed by those who complain about the large bezels. I’d expect improvements in the cooling system as well.

    Mac revenue always gets a boost during release quarters, and Apple would like nothing more than to book that revenue bump. But they’re patient enough to wait for the chips they want. Customers are more than ready though; many no doubt expected the typical yearly refresh towards the middle/end of last year, and want them released ASAP!
  14. Lone Deranger macrumors 68000

    Lone Deranger

    Apr 23, 2006
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wonderful. I'm sure a handful of obscenely rich people are over the moon while they lust for even more. Now where are the new Macs, Apple!?
  15. drumcat macrumors 6502a


    Feb 28, 2008
    Otautahi, Aotearoa
    I think we're going to look at this and say that AAPL was the one stock that kept going because no one else wanted to invest in anything else, and they had to invest *somewhere*. Remember that 7:1 split a while ago?
  16. BvizioN macrumors 601


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    Please tell me when this has not been the case or a complaint around here? I will answer that. Never.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 6, 2019 ---
    Nope. Negativity is what makes people excited around here.
  17. Jaekae macrumors 6502a

    Dec 4, 2012
    They make really nice products but the prices have really become insane atleast outside usa, for example the xs max 256gb verson cost 1700 dollar here and a 15' i7 macbook pro with vega 20 and 1tb drive upgrades us and 32gb ram, which makes it decently specced is 49500 dollar..
  18. Pitogyro macrumors newbie


    Jan 5, 2019
    Athens, Greece
    This made me laugh out loud
  19. gwaizai macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2016
    Congrats Apple, now if you can only give us the most value in terms of reliable products, reasonable prices and services in the world, those of us who are consumers (non shareholders) can be celebrating along with you too.
  20. obiwan macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2004
    It must have been that 2018 Mac Mini I just purchased... The price Apple charge for those SSDs surely must have bumped up their share price!!
  21. itguy06 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2006
    Mac set a new revenue record with increasing prices that have many re-evaluating the machines. Mac laptops have bad keyboards. You know it's bad when even the die hard Mac Apologists say how bad they are. Hell, even the QC of the new Macbooks is pretty bad. People wanted touchscreens and something revolutionary and we got a stupid touchbar that even the Apologists say is pointless. I can buy just as capable of a PC as a Macbook Air for 1/2 to 2/3 the price. It wasn't that way. I was a die hard Mac fan and I went PC and have a hard time saying "get a Mac" now.

    iPhone sales are flattening out and once again high prices for few new features. I think that is one of the reasons Apple stopped reporting sales figures. People are holding on to the older models longer and when they see the insane price they may look elsewhere. I think that is happening - just look at the latest IDC or Gartner Smartphone #'s.

    iPad is a debacle - insane prices and it's just a big iPhone.

    Cook was handed the roadmap for Apple from Steve. Stock was already on n upward swing when Steve was at the helm. Tim could have done pretty much nothing and had these #'s. The momentum was there, the designs were there it just needed execution. But Tim has no vision - he has no idea of the next big thing and how to get Apple there. He's following the same path that nearly killed Apple in the 90's. More models, higher prices, and removing features only to be added back at extra cost.

    Sorry, no - that's not the leader Apple needs. They need a product guy, not a numbers guy.
  22. Baymowe335 macrumors 68040

    Oct 6, 2017
    You aren’t paying attention.
  23. aevan macrumors 68030


    Feb 5, 2015
    MRF Comments over the years:

    2000s Apple is doomed
    2010s Apple is totally doomed, just you wait
    2020s Apple is so doomed, I can see it - here are the reasons for it
    2030s Apple is doomed, their current success won't last.
    2040s Apple: totally doomed. Holodeck market is saturated.
    2050s Apple's doom is inevitable
    2060s Here's why Apple is doomed
    2097. (Apple breaks into smaller companies due to the fact that BrainBlast(tm) took the world by storm with nano-computers in the bloodstream and Apple wasn't able to catch up) WE KNEW IT! TOLD YOU APPLE WAS DOOMED!
  24. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2017
    Good for Crook bad for the consumer.
  25. cableguy84 macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2015
    Won’t last. Cook is squeezing every possible dollar out of a decade old product line (iphone). With no new product lines to generate new growth.

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