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Apple takes to the skies

Apple Inc. Became the very first $1 trillion US publicly listed U.S. stock On Thursday, crowning a decade long rise…

By editor , in The Public Markets , at August 3, 2018

Apple Inc. Became the very first $1 trillion US publicly listed U.S. stock On Thursday, crowning a decade long rise fuelled by its omnipresent iPhone that changed it from a market player in computers into a worldwide powerhouse spanning entertainment and communications. The technology company’s stock jumped 2.9 percent to finish the day at $207.39 US, giving it a market capitalization of $1.002 trillion US. Throughout the session, Apple’s stock exchange value reached just as much as $1.006 trillion US. Apple has rallied about 9 percent since Tuesday, when it reported June quarter results above anticipation and said it purchased back $20 billion US of its own shares.

It had been Apple’s best two day run since April 2014. In its report on Tuesday, Apple’s sales led by the iPhone X, which sells for about $1, 000 US, or $1, 300 from Canada, pushed quarterly results well above Wall Street targets, with subscriptions out of App Store, Apple Music and iCloud services bolstering business. The markets are starting to comprehend the value of its platform and services increasingly more, and that is what’s being reflected at the escalation in market capitalization, said Brad Neumann, director of market strategy in Alger, a growth equity asset management company in NY City. Even with its $1, 000,000, 000,000 US stock exchange value, many analysts don’t view Apple’s shares as pricey. Shares of Apple this week traded at about 15 times expected profits, compared to Amazon in 82 times the earnings and Microsoft in 25 times earnings.

All in all, an amazing win for one of the world’s favorite tech companies.