Trading places: Apple and Microsoft

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Nature, and the media, love a superlative. This one’s proved elusive.

 

Bloomberg: Microsoft Becomes World’s Most Valuable Company After Apple Rout

New York Times: Apple’s Bad Month Is Getting Worse, Jeopardizing Its Status as Most Valuable Company

Wall Street Journal: The move represents a stunning reversal for the tech titan, which last held top spot in 2003

Mashable: Microsoft tops Apple as world’s most valuable company

The Verge: Microsoft briefly overtakes Apple to become the world’s most valuable company. The first time in eight years.

My take: At Tuesday’s close, still no cigar.

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From Monday: No, Microsoft’s market cap did not pass Apple’s.

UPDATE: In pre-market trading Wednesday, Apple was up 0.95% and Microsoft 0.76%.