As the first company in the world, the iPhone manufacturer Apple reached a market value of 3 trillion dollars (2,648.77 billion euros) on Monday. The papers rose at times by about 3 percent to $ 182.88. It didn’t even take a year and a half for market capitalization to jump another trillion. Apple took the first trillion mark in August 2018. In 2021, the price increased by almost 34 percent.
This made the stocks of the most valuable listed company the eighth best value in the Dow Jones. Finally, at the end of 2021, Apple’s market value was $ 2.91 trillion. The Californian group was thus well ahead of Microsoft at the end of the year, after the software provider had left Apple behind in the meantime.
A look at the medium and long-term development shows how sustainable the success of the Apple share, which has been listed on the stock exchange since 1980, is. In the past five years, shareholders who have held the shares since then have increased their investment more than sixfold.
Since the beginning of 2002, the share price has increased by around 43,000 percent. So whoever invested $ 1,000 in Apple 20 years ago is worth around $ 430,000 today. The increase since the IPO has been even more pronounced. Anyone who started with $ 1,000 at the time and has not sold since then has Apple shares for more than $ 1.8 million in their depot today. (APA / dpa)