Yet another all-time high for shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Whether it is iPhone, Mac, iPad, or the chatter of the coming AppleTV… The run here has been amazing when you consider how the run came after the earnings blow out seen last month. This is not even happening on record volume and it may even be not on active volume at all.
Let’s just call it a seller’s strike. You can’t find anyone selling Apple. In the ten trading sessions since earnings, the days with gains have been on seven of the ten days but the days with losses have been only negligible.
Apple jumped to $446.66 after earnings, up from $420.41 at the close on the day of its earnings. Now shares have closed up 1% at $468.83 for a new all-time high closing price and Apple’s market cap is now at a staggering $437 billion.
And to think… Apple is trading at only 11-times the implied 2012 earnings estimates. By now it has more than $100 billion in cash on the books. One day this run will end, but who knows when… James Altucher gave a $1,000 Apple call last night on CNBC. The consensus target is now $562.96 and some analysts see $650 as a target.
This stock is now much larger than Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) and about its only care about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is now just remembering that there is supposed to be a rivalry.
JON C. OGG