Sunday, 17 November 2019 Saudi Aramco set a price range for its blockbuster listing that implies the oil giant is worth between $1.6 trillion and $1.7 trillion, below the $2 trillion Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman previously targeted.
Saudi Aramco is worth up to $1.7 trillion at the IPO price range set by the oil giant on Sunday, below the $2 trillion touted by Saudi's crown prince but still vying for the title of the world's biggest IPO. Emer McCarthy reports.
Apple just became the first US-listed company to reach a $2 trillion market capitalization. Apple shares rose 1.2% to an all-time high of $467.84 per share on Wednesday to reach the $2-trillion milestone. Oil giant Saudi Aramco is the only other publicly listed company to ever hit a $2 trillion market value. Apple recently announced its fifth stock split in an effort to appeal to a broader base of investors. Business Insider reports Apple is set to enact a 4-for-1 split of its shares next Monday.
On Thursday, Apple released a blockbuster earnings report. On Friday, Apple shares surged as much as 7%. Apple's market capitalization briefly overtook Saudi Aramco's on Friday, dethroning the oil giant as the most valuable company in the world. Apple's market value at $1.762 trillion. Apple's recent tear has sent shares up roughly 39% year-to-date. The company also on Thursday announced a 4-1 stock split, which it said would help it appeal to a broader range of investors.