Apple’s stock (NASDAQ:AAPL) closed at an all-time high of $429.11 today, which could be fueled by the Cupertino-based company’s education-centered event taking place tomorrow in New York City. Apple shares have been anything but predictable, surpassing the $400 mark last July only to struggle prior to and following the iPhone 4S launch last October.
The general trend for Apple stock, despite the inconsistency as of late, has been upwards. In after hours trading, Apple’s stock has just passed the $430 milestone for the first time. Based on a market cap of nearly $396 billion, Apple can be considered the second most valuable company in the world next to Exxon Mobil.