Shares surge on iPad pre-orders, making Apple America's third most valuable company
UPDATE: That was short-lived. By March 15, Apple's market cap had fallen below Wal-Mart's once again.
Ninety minutes after Apple (AAPL) opened its online store for iPad pre-orders Friday morning, a burst of trading -- roughly 2 million shares in 30 minutes -- pushed its stock price to $227.73 and its market cap to $206.5 billion.
That, and a dip in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 12, 2010 10:43 AM ET
It's been nearly 12 years since Michael Dell told an audience of technology executives -- in a remark some of us never tire of repeating -- that if he were in charge of Apple (AAPL) he would "shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." (link).
Not only is Apple's market capitalization ($143.3 billion) more than five times Dell's ($27.3 billion), but as Roughly Drafted's Daniel Eran Dilger MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 29, 2009 7:33 AM ET
Here's an interesting bit of stock market trivia from 9to5 Mac. If Apple (AAPL) shares open anywhere near the 186 mark they passed in after-the-bell trading yesterday, the company's market capitalization ($161 billion) will, for the first time, pass IBM's ($156 billion).
Who's the Big Brother now?Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 23, 2007 8:26 AM ET
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