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On the first trading day of 2011, Apple's stock has jumped to a new high and broken through yet another psychological milestone by pushing past $300 billion in market capitalization. AAPL stock currently sits at nearly $330 per share with a market cap of over $302 billion.


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Apple set a series of market cap milestones last year, passing $200 billion in early March, leapfrogging Wal-Mart just a few days later, and passing Microsoft in late May to become the second largest U.S. company by market capitalization behind Exxon Mobil. Apple continues to trail Exxon Mobil, which also had a strong performance in the latter half of 2010 and currently sits at a market cap of about $368 billion.

Article Link: Apple Surpasses $300 Billion in Market Capitalization
 

troop231

macrumors 603
Jan 20, 2010
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Congrats to Apple, and lol to all the people who said Apple will never be worth more than Microsoft :)
 
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johnnymg

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Nov 16, 2008
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Big congrats to Apple and BIG cograts to those of us who have invested in aapl.

cheers to the longs
JohnG
 
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bitWrangler

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Personally I think that now would be a good time for Steve to liquidate the company and distribute the funds to the shareholders, that would be the best course for Apple.
 
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NebulaClash

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Feb 4, 2010
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I love Apple, but the alarm clock thing is slightly ridiculous.

Nope, that's merely software development. Bugs occur.

Congrats, Apple. The haters say you can't do anything right. But the people who literally bet their money on you say you can hardly do anything wrong.
 
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jp102235

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Apr 20, 2010
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Personally I think that now would be a good time for Steve to liquidate the company and distribute the funds to the shareholders, that would be the best course for Apple.

ha ha, but who has the $$$ to buy AAPL? maybe exxon-mobil-apple, but that name just sounds ridiculous.
j
 
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36183

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Personally I think that now would be a good time for Steve to liquidate the company and distribute the funds to the shareholders, that would be the best course for Apple.

It would be great for shareholders to see the share price plummet and have Jobs forced out of the company for even suggesting that.
 
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zorinlynx

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May 31, 2007
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I got in at $324 last week. This news makes me happy, though I often do wonder how much higher it will go. The market is a risk but Apple has been doing well enough that I feel even if things tank I can't lose all that much.

Not that I invested a whole lot. It's just playtime for now. :)
 
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Macsterguy

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Jun 5, 2007
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Nope, that's merely software development. Bugs occur.

Congrats, Apple. The haters say you can't do anything right. But the people who literally bet their money on you say you can hardly do anything wrong.

Excuse me? This has been a bug for years... Every year. iCal has never failed to fail at any time change...
 
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36183

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I got in at $324 last week. This news makes me happy, though I often do wonder how much higher it will go. The market is a risk but Apple has been doing well enough that I feel even if things tank I can't lose all that much.

Not that I invested a whole lot. It's just playtime for now. :)

Do you know when they will announce their Q4 earning for 2010 ?
 
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Aatos.1

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Dec 31, 2010
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I bet the farm on Apple in 1996, bought a massive number of shares when the price was $24.19.

Then I just kept pumping money in because my broker and I, as well as many others had a good feeling about it. Today I'm very glad I did. Long term investing is something that many fail to subscribe to.
 
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zorinlynx

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May 31, 2007
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I bet the farm on Apple in 1996, bought a massive number of shares when the price was $24.19.

Then I just kept pumping money in because my broker and I, as well as many others had a good feeling about it. Today I'm very glad I did. Long term investing is something that many fail to subscribe to.

You were lucky. I don't recommend that ANYONE put all their money into Apple, or any other company. Diversify.
 
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