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Amazon rose as much as 4.7 percent, putting its market capitalisation at $865.0 billion

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at a conference. (File Photo: Reuters)

com briefly became the most valuable company on in intraday trade on Monday, days after dethroned long-time leader .

rose as much as 4.7 percent, putting its market capitalisation at $865.0 billion. Apple traded up 2.1 percent, giving it a market capitalisation of $864.8 billion.

Microsoft, which on Friday closed above Apple's market capitalisation for the first time in eight years, was up 0.9 percent, leaving its stock market value at $859.0 billion, third in the group.

The tight race between the trio of coincided with a broad stock market rally after the and agreed on a temporary truce in their ongoing trade dispute.

Apple in August became the first US publicly-listed company to reach a $1 trillion market capitalisation, but its share price has fallen sharply in recent months as investors worried that demand for iPhones was losing steam.

Its market capitalisation overtook Microsoft's in 2010 as Microsoft struggled with slow demand for personal computers, due in part to the explosion of like the

com's stock has recovered most of the ground it lost after the in October forecast disappointing sales for the holiday quarter.

Although it is down about 13 percent from its Sept. 4 record-high close, in the year to date Amazon's stock is up 51 percent, compared to a 31 percent rise for Microsoft and Apple's 8 percent increase.



First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 01:19 IST