AAPL Leaps $16.42 in After Hours Trading to $261

Shares in Apple leapt 6.71% in after hours trading to trade at $261.01 per share, an increase of $16.42 (+6.71%). The jump followed Apple’s earnings report for the March quarter, where the company reported yet-another record non-holiday quarter (see our full coverage for more information on Apple’s earnings).

That represents a record-high for the stock, though after-hours trading isn’t usually included when looking at record prices for stocks.

The stock had closed slightly lower in regular trading, but jumped after Apple released its earnings report.

*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.