Microsoft passes Apple in market cap

Microsoft Corp. is once again the most valuable company in the U.S., with the software heavyweight’s market cap topping $2.44 trillion Friday morning and surpassing Apple Inc. for the first time in more than a year. 

Microsoft’s better-than-expected earnings report earlier this week was the latest catalyst that pushed the stock higher. 

Meanwhile, Apple warned on Thursday that supply-chain disruptions are hindering iPhone and other product manufacturing. These issues are expected to bring increased challenges during the important holiday-shopping quarter. Shares fell Friday even as the company logged a record 12-month profit nearing $100 billion.

The last time Microsoft had a bigger market cap than Apple was July 2020, according to Dow Jones Market Data. 

Microsoft Overtakes Apple as Most Valuable Company – WSJ