The nearly 7 percent bump Apple got from its record earnings managed to stick through the day, pushing its close to an all-time high.
Apple closed at $446.66, a figure that's less than the stock's $454.44 opening price this morning, but which still represents a gain of 6.24 percent for the day.
Despite its considerable gain for the day, Apple currently sits behind Exxon Mobil in the spot for the top market capitalization. Exxon ended the day at $418.06 billion, with Apple coming in just behind at $416.38 billion. Apple briefly passed Exxon last August, and did it once again today when its shares went higher during intraday trades. The two companies had traded spots late last year, before Exxon took a strong lead.
At last check Apple's stock is gaining ever so slightly in after-hours trading, selling at $446.88 or up 0.05 percent.