AAPL Clears $198

Apple left a nice stocking stuffer for investors on Monday when the companyis stock closed at a new high of US$198.80. The Mac, iPod and iPhone makeris stock climbed $3.80 during the day from its opening $195 price, and $4.89 from its $193.91 closing price on Friday.

As of closing on Monday, Appleis market cap was sitting at $167.54 billion, a full $108.35 billion above Dellis $59.19 billion market cap. In comparison, IBMis market cap was $176.35 billion on Monday, only $8.81 billion above Apple.

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