New York, August 19
Apple is the primary US firm to boast a market worth of USD 2 trillion, simply two years after it turned the primary to succeed in USD 1 trillion.
Apple shares have gained almost 60 per cent this yr as the corporate overcame the shutdown of factories in China that produce the iPhone and the closure of its retail gross sales amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The firm’s vastly loyal buyer base trusts its merchandise a lot that they continued to purchase iPhones and different gadgets on-line whereas caught at residence.
Apple not too long ago reported blowout earnings for the April-June quarter, an upcoming four-for-one inventory break up that may make Apple’s shares extra reasonably priced to extra traders additionally sparked a rally after it was introduced three weeks in the past.
Apple has been on the vanguard of a gaggle of Big Tech firms which are more and more taking up individuals’s lives — and the inventory market. Just 5 firms — Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and Google’s father or mother firm — account for almost 23% of the S&P 500’s complete worth.
Saudi Aramco reached a market worth of USD 2 trillion shortly after turning into a public firm in December 2019.
The Saudi vitality producer’s shares have fallen since amid a drop in oil costs and its market worth is now about USD 1.82 trillion. AP