The Road to Apple’s Record-High Stock Prices

Apple’s stock continues to show tremendous growth, with a current estimated value of just over $400 per share. The Cupertino-based company has never experienced this much success in the stock market, and has surpassed the $400 mark per share for the first time in the company’s history. With stock prices these high, it’s no surprise that Apple is now the world’s second most valuable corporation with a market cap of just under $374 billion. Now, most people can remember the days when Apple wasn’t doing too keenly, so how did the road look to their current success? Let’s take a look…

  • Dec 12, 1980 … Apple’s stock goes public with an initial offering of $22 per share
  • Jul 26, 1990 … Apple’s stock closes at $10.34 per share
  • Jul 26, 1995 … Apple’s stock closes at $11.34 per share
  • Jul 26, 2000 … Apple’s stock closes at $25.03 per share
  • Jul 26, 2005 … Apple’s stock closes at $43.63 per share
  • Dec 28, 2007 … Apple’s stock surpasses the $200 mark for the first time
  • Jul 28, 2008 … Apple’s stock closes at $154.40 per share
  • Jul 28, 2009 … Apple’s stock closes at $160.00 per share
  • Mar 12, 2010 … Apple’s market capitalization exceeds that of Wal-Mart, becomes third most valuable company behind Microsoft and Exxon Mobil
  • May 26, 2010 … Apple’s market capitalization exceeds that of Microsoft, becomes second most valuable company behind Exxon Mobil
  • Oct 13, 2010 … Apple’s stock surpasses the $300 mark for the first time
  • July 25, 2011 … Apple’s stock surpasses the $400 mark for the first time
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