Apple becomes 1st company ever to close at market cap of over $700B (AAPL)
Update 2/11: After passing $700 billion in market capitalization yesterday, Apple has been trading up as high as $124.43 a share raising market cap over $720 billion.
Apple’s stock price closed up 2.3 points today to close at 122.02 giving the Cupertino company that was on the verge of bankruptcy less than 2 decades ago, the highest market cap of all time. The closing market cap of $710B reflects significant growth since it hit a recent low of a split-adjusted 56 in mid-2013.
To put it into perspective, Apple is now valued at $100 for every man, woman and child on the face of the earth.
Speaking of AAPL, Tim Cook is at Goldman Sachs today discussing Apple’s recent success and announcing a industry first Solar farm that will offset all of Apple’s California electricity use including its Campus 2, offices and 40 retail stores.
And on that note, First Solar, the company that is partnering with Apple on the Solar Farm is up almost 10% on the news.