September 17, 2012: Behind the 2 million iPhone 5 pre-order in 24 hours, Apple's stock price recorded a record high. AAPL was the first time high, marking $ 700 on non-business hours deal. It gives the position of milestone cement Cupertino as the most valuable listed company in the world.
To my surprise, the new record is 270 dollars higher than Apple at the beginning of the year. Stocks rose 65% in just nine months.
Apple's amazing success
With measurable metrics, Apple made great success in 2012. The stock price discounted 700 dollars was the latest, just a couple of years later a series of dizziness was recorded.
In January 2006, Apple exceeded the value of Dell. It was above Dell's value that the founder shut down Apple and refund shareholders. A few years later, Apple surpassed Microsoft and was blessed with a major technology that dominated the 1990s. In August 2011, Apple quickly chased ExxonMobil and became the most valuable company in the world.
And I just kept climbing from there …
At the end of February 2012, Apple exceeded the market capitalization of 500 billion dollars, exceeding $ 600 billion in April. By September 2012, Apple gained more than $ 650 billion worth.
With that in mind, Apple was worth over 2nd ExxonMobil plus Google's total net worth at that time. It is not bad for companies that fell to $ 12.88 per share on September 29, 2000.
Apple shares break record
Since then, Apple has not abandoned the way of victory. It became the first listed US company to pass a rating of $ 700 billion, $ 800 billion, $ 900 billion. At the beginning of the year, it became a US company with a record of more than 1 trillion dollars.
At the time of writing, AAPL trades at $ 225.90, but since then it has not been fair to compare with Apple's $ 700 price tag due to a 7 to 1 stock split. Why did not you invest in Apple before 2000?