Apple Just Handed The Record For Most Valuable Company To…

As of Monday morning, Apple broke its own record for most valuable publicly traded company. Opening at $149.06, with 5.2 billion shares outstanding, Apple’s market cap is a staggering $776.60 billion.

If Apple were a country and its market value was nominal GDP, it would rank 18th in the world, above the Netherlands and just below Turkey. This record-breaking tear, which has seen Apple stock soar by 29 percent this year, is despite the company issuing what was seen by many analysts as a lackluster earnings report, about $1 billion below the consensus forecast.