Will Apple crack the $ 4 trillion soon?

MAssume the stock market values ​​of corporations like SAP, Disney, Boeing and Airbus, IBM, VW, Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, add them up and find out: Apple still weighs twice as much. With its share price rising to $ 182 recently, the company, which was founded in a garage in California in 1976, has just achieved a market value of $ 3 trillion – making Apple the first publicly traded company to ever jump that hurdle.

The record was preceded by a steep increase in share price: As recently as August 2018, Apple became the first American company to achieve a market value of more than $ 1,000 billion. Two years later, the company took the $ 2 billion mark. Another year and a half later, it has now reached a value roughly equivalent to the annual performance of the British economy or the value of all cryptocurrencies in the world. Does it go on and on?

The analysts, who regularly assess the opportunities and risks of Apple shares, are becoming more cautious. Most experts still recommend buying shares. On average, however, they trust the Cupertino company to only pay a rate of $ 175 within the next twelve months. So that would be a slight decrease from the current rate of $ 182.

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“Facebook and Google are growing three times as fast”

Toni Sacconaghi from the American analyst firm Bernstein Research is one of the biggest pessimists about Apple shares. He confirmed his target price of 132 euros on Tuesday, which is well below the current rate. In his most recent study, Sacconaghi looked at the “Metaverse”, a new megatrend, which Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg in particular was strongly promoting. Apple is also working on this topic, but from his point of view it is still unclear whether these virtual worlds are a threat or an opportunity for the iPhone company. In the longer term, the metaverse could quasi “cannibalize” Apple’s smartphones.

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