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Companies reaching high market valuations

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With over 200 years of US market milestones, companies such as Bank of North America, Bank of the United States, New York Central Railroad, AT&T, GM, GE and recently Apple are on the list of companies that have reached market cap achievements.
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Which companies are you not shocked to be on the list? Do these companies deserve to be making that much money for their products?
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A trillion dollar market valuation is definitely a good achievement. I know that Apple has recently announced helping China with its environment problem and has other corporate social responsibility initiatives. However, they should be able to do more, like Lego and Microsoft who are in Forbes' #1 and #2 companies with best CSR reputation.
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I could definitely see why Apple has such a high market valuation. I am an Apple loyal product user; I've been an Apple fan since my first macbook. Their products are just awesome, always introducing new features.
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I could definitely see why Apple has such a high market valuation. I am an Apple loyal product user; I've been an Apple fan since my first macbook. Their products are just awesome, always introducing new features.
Apple definitely has achieved a lot. They're the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach $1 trillion. Other companies may be successful but Apple has set the bar high for the other companies.
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I think it's about time that Apple hit the milestone. I am surprise it took them this long. Has Microsoft not done it yet?
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I think it's about time that Apple hit the milestone. I am surprise it took them this long. Has Microsoft not done it yet?
I think Microsoft had a slow down in sales every since the MBP and Macbook Air blew up. It was so much prettier than the windows so I am not surprised that Microsoft still isn't there yet.
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To ride on the comment regarding corporate social responsibility, I commend Microsoft more than Apple because of this point. I believe Microsoft's market valuation is at $835B and Morgan Stanley is estimating it to reach $1 Trillion in 12 months.
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This is a real success for Apple, who according to the article almost declared bankruptcy in 1990. Very inspiring for other companies. There are a lot of things companies can learn from Apple. They launched a lot of innovative products that are very successful. Their marketing strategy is also great. They did have ads but they relied more on celebrity users and good media reviews who can do the marketing for them. It is a brilliant strategy.
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This is a real success for Apple, who according to the article almost declared bankruptcy in 1990. Very inspiring for other companies. There are a lot of things companies can learn from Apple. They launched a lot of innovative products that are very successful. Their marketing strategy is also great. They did have ads but they relied more on celebrity users and good media reviews who can do the marketing for them. It is a brilliant strategy.
I agree. Another business strategy of Apple is their price strategy. They know their product is premium so they can't sell them for cheap, and they won't either. Instead, they marketed their unique features so as to give justice to their premium price. And we know it, people really pay for their products.
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Not surprised about this. Apple has so many users. I've been using them for years and their products really are worth it. I wouldn't mind spending since they really are better than other brands.
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For those who are unaware here's a link from CNBC with a list - Google and Microsoft are not far behind - https://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/08/the-top-10-us-companies-by-market-capitalization.html#slide=3
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While this is a fairly arbitrary milestone, some people have concluded that Apple is too big to be a good investment. The reasoning behind this negative view is that it is not practical for investors to get a good return given how large the company is.
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I am surprise Berkshire Hathaway isn't much higher. Warren Buffet is the man with the golden touch and he's been there way longer than Google did.
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For those who are unaware here's a link from CNBC with a list - Google and Microsoft are not far behind - https://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/08/the-top-10-us-companies-by-market-capitalization.html#slide=3
I think it would be more remarkable if Facebook or Google makes it since their only revenue is advertising. They don't have products or merchandise being sold to boost market cap.
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Apple is a durable consumer franchise that is here to stay. Consumers will pay up for the Apple brand, giving the company excellent pricing power. Apple is able to continue growing by extending its brand into further reaches of technology hardware and services.
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