Frankfurt / San Francisco / Redmond – just four months after reaching a market value of one trillion dollars, Apple, on Wednesday, is the crown of Microsoft’s most valuable American stock exchange. With a market capitalization of about 848 billion dollars (749 billion euros), the software development group was about three billion dollars to the creator of the iPhone.
Trump as the reason for the descent from Apple
Since the beginning of the month, its shares have fallen. About 20% lost Apple shares, while Microsoft did not lose even half a percent. Currently, Donald Trump's statements have sparked sales. The US president said in an interview with the newspaper that Apple may also be affected by additional tariffs against China.
Many investors invest in technology stocks for a few weeks. The trigger for the sale was not only the US dispute with China, but also a warning from Apple CEO Tim Cook, according to which sales in an important Christmas quarter may be below market expectations.
Microsoft was to hand over the crown to the most valuable American stock exchange company for a smartphone maker in 2010. At that time, the manufacturer of the Windows operating system suffered from reduced demand for PCs. Meanwhile, Microsoft is also in cloud computing right behind the Amazon an important player. (AP / Reuters)