Apple (AAPL) tops $3 trillion market cap in intraday trading

The tech behemoth has set another valuation record today, topping a $3 trillion market cap.


Apple Inc., already the largest company on Earth, topped a $3 trillion market capitalization ($191.09/share) in intraday trading today. This is the highest valuation ever achieved by a publicly-traded company, and another win for CEO Tim Cook who has been as focused on being liked by Wall Street as he has been on making products since succeeding Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs in 2011. 

Screenshot of Apple's monthly time period stock chart showing the company's amazing rise to $192/share.
Apple's stock topped a $3 trillion market cap during intraday trading on June 30, 2023.
Source: TC2000

At the current $3 trillion valuation, Apple (AAPL) trades at nearly 48 times book value, almost 8 times sales, and around a 30 forward P/E. The company is also trading at a premium to its expected growth rate with a 2.5 PEG ratio. Many of these fundamental investing metrics are sitting near decade highs for Apple. The stock's rise has also shrunk the expected annual dividend yield with shares currently paying out 0.5% per year. For a frame of reference, the 30-Day US Treasury Bill yields 5.25%. 

Technology companies have all rallied off of the 2023 lows, with the NASDAQ 100 Index (QQQ) up 38.93% year-to-date. Investors have piled into the largest companies in the index, and many analysts have been upgrading their price targets for Apple following the WWDC 23 reveal of the Vision Pro headset and spatial computing platform. Investing sentiment remains a bit more bullish on Apple's near-term future than the company itself. Apple CFO Luca Maestri did say the company expects revenues to shrink by 3% in the current quarter following a 31% drop in Mac revenue during Q2 2023.

Many people are indirectly investing in Apple's stock. Many 401k plans, mutual funds, and ETFs all hold AAPL shares, and today's news is a sign of the times more than a buy or sell signal. Market participants are clearly more confident in the US economy and the prospects of the larger technology companies, for now.

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Asif Khan is the CEO, EIC, and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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