Apple briefly becomes the first $1 trillion US company
04 August, 2018, 02:02 | Author: Elaine Woods
Apple Inc. on Thursday became the first US company to surpass $1 trillion in market value, underscoring the iPhone maker's explosive growth and its role in the technology industry's ascent to the forefront of the global economy and markets. At exactly 11:48a ET, on August 2, 2018, Apple stock crossed $207.05 per share.
"We expect over the next year, investors will look favorably on Apple given the company's privacy-first ethos in an age where privacy is becoming a more prevalent topic".
Apple's success was fueled in large part by its iPhone, which transformed it from a niche player in the burgeoning personal computer sector into a global technological powerhouse. Jobs returned the next year, and the company got back to making innovative and elegant consumer products: from iMac to iPod to iPhone.
The Cupertino, California company's shares added another 0.3 percent on Friday, putting its market capitalization at $1.005 trillion.
Apple shares rose 2.7% today and they're up 22% so far this year.
More recently, Apple has been in a race to $1 trillion with Seattle-based e-commerce giant Amazon, which is now valued around $879 billion.
This meant that Apple touched the landmark before its closest rival - retail giant, Amazon.
Mr Jobs died in 2011 and was succeeded as chief executive by Tim Cook.
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The milestone marks the financial fruit of stylish technology that has redefined society since two mavericks named Steve started the company 42 years ago.
The memo, shared by Buzzfeed, paid homage to Steve Jobs, with Cook reasserting that "Steve founded Apple on the belief that the power of human creativity can solve even the biggest challenges - and that the people who are insane enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do".
Apple is worth $1,001,679,220,000.
The world's most valuable company has also goosed its stock price through buybacks.
Although many have doubted Apple's staying power over the years, unlike many hardware makers the company has ridden the elegance and functionality of its devices.
While that kind of innovation has yet to reach store shelves, Apple has consistently defied dour predictions. That's not only fair; it's a more sustainable approach, too, and perhaps even admirably old-fashioned. On Thursday, Amazon's market capitalization was around $874 billion.
By 1997, the company had fallen on hard times and shares were worth just a few dollars.
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