Even as the present market value of Apple is higher compared to Microsoft in 1999, if inflation is factored in, the $621 billion value of Microsoft will make it more valuable.
Apple stock values typically increase prior to major product launches and are considered as the most highly-awaited events each year. The iPhone is the biggest product of the company, which accounts for majority of the sales of the company.
Reports have hinted of a possible launch of the next iPhone on September 12, which may also be the same launch date for the iPad Mini. However the available components for the products may affect the way the company will be able to meet the demand, which has been true to previous product releases of the company.
It is important to consider the release schedule of Apple since it normally aims to release products as soon as possible and the unavailability of key components may affect the ability of the company in meeting the demand for its products.
The year has seen Apple shares increasing by 64 percent and it closed at $665.15 last Monday, giving the company a capitalization of over $623 billon. Despite this, when inflation is taken into consideration, the 199 market value of Microsoft may reach $853.7 billion.
The market capitalization of Apple surpassed that of Exxon Mobile (NYSE:XOM) last year and the latest result made Apple the biggest company when market value is considered. Even as the appeal of Apple stocks have increased, it is advisable to be careful when trying to get a quick trade. Investors should also consider the business plans and fundamentals of a company and not focus on the hype surrounding it.
Even as the Apple shares have increased recently, shares of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) have gone down recently during trading before it closed just above the $20 level.
The value of Facebook shares have decreased recently as investors are anxious on the capability of the company in increasing its revenues. Early investors were recently given the go-signal to sell shares for the first time since the IPO of the social network in May 18.
Facebook shares were able to rebound following the upgrade given by Capstone for the company. The upgrade was based on additional better valuation for the shares since its decline and positive outlook on long-term advertising.