CNNMoney.com: Apple is No. 3, closing in on Microsoft
On Tuesday March 30, following a report that it was building an iPhone for Verizon, its stock rose 1.5% to $235.85, its market cap hit $213.9 billion, and it overtook Wal-Mart once again to begin closing in on No. 2 Microsoft (MSFT). (See chart below the fold.)
The only two companies with a current larger market valuation than Apple are Exxon Mobile and Microsoft.