Apple shares hit an all-time high as rumors of a record quarter grow

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What you need to know

  • AAPL shares hit a new intraday and closing record on Friday, January 22.
  • The performance comes as rumors of a record-breaking holiday quarter loom.

As the days close in on Apple's first-quarter earnings call, where the company is anticipated to announce its first-ever $100 billion quarter, shares of AAPL are setting their own records.

Apple hit a new all-time high on the stock market on Friday, January 22. Shares of AAPL hit a high of $139.85 in intraday trading on the NASDAQ Friday afternoon. Its new boost enabled the company to end the day at an additional record closing price of $139.07.

The stock has grown over five percent since the end of 2020, accelerated by the rumors that the company is poised to post a record-breaking holiday quarter and that the company is ramping up its work on its own electric self-driving car.

A report from LLD two days ago says that Apple could reach $102.6 billion in the first quarter of 2021, a feat that would spell the fast-growing quarter for the company in the last ten quarters.

This three-monthly ritual might grab a few more headlines than normal because analysts expect Apple to generate sales of more than $100 billion a single quarter for the first time in its history. Russ Mould, AJ Bell Investment Director. "If the consensus forecast of $102.6 billion is attained, that would equate to year-on-year sales growth of 12%, the fastest rate of advance in ten quarters.

Reports on the release of an electric vehicle from Apple are currently all over the place, some reports predict that the company could start producing the car as soon as 2025.

Apple will announce its financial results for the first quarter of 2021 on January 27, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.