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.
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%.