Briefly, Apple Reigns as the Most Valuable Company
But by trading’s close, Exxon Mobil was back in the lead, although less than $2 billion ahead of Apple, the maker of iPhones, iPads and Mac computers.
At the end of regular trading, Apple shares closed at $374.01, up 5.89 percent, for a market valuation of $346.74 billion. Exxon Mobil closed at $71.64, up 2.07 percent, with a market capitalization of only $1.58 billion more, $348.32 billion. During the day’s seesaw trading, Apple’s market cap surpassed Exxon Mobil by as much as $7 billion.