AAPL Dances in Record Territory Above $215

Shares in Apple Inc. have been dancing in record territory in the Tuesday trading session, trading as high as US$215.59 per share, after news broke that the company was acquiring mobile ad company Quattro Wireless. Investors were also reacting favorably to a report from The Wall Street Journal that Apple would announce its tablet device in January and ship it in March.

AAPL set a record closing high on Monday, closing at $214.01, and today's trading range as high as $215.59 marks a record intra-day high.

In the early afternoon trading session, AAPL was trading at $215.00, a gain of 0.99 (+0.46%), on strong volume of 15.2 million shares trading hands (the 10-day average volume is 15.8 million shares for the full trading day).

*In the interest of full disclosure, the author holds a small share in AAPL stock that was not an influence in the creation of this article.