Apple briefly overtook the oil giant Saudi Aramco as the most valuable company in the world on Friday after posting blockbuster quarterly earnings that sent shares of the technology company up as much as 7%.
Shares of Apple reached $412 at Friday’s intraday high, putting the company’s market value at $1.762 trillion. That was slightly more than Saudi Aramco’s market value, worth $1.759 trillion at Friday’s intraday high.
Apple’s recent tear has sent shares up roughly 39% year-to-date. The company also on Thursday announced a 4-1 stock split, which it said would help it appeal to a broader range of investors.
The split, set to happen on August 24, means investors holding one $400 share will have four $100 shares, Apple said.
Source: Business Insider