Apple Inc. has been trading the position as most valuable company in the world with Exxon Mobil Corp. since last summer, but the latest rally has made it 17 percent more valuable than the oil company. Its market capitalization is now $465 billion, compared to Exxon's $400 billion.
On Jan. 24, Apple posted net income of $13.06 billion for the quarter that ended in December, more than doubling its profits from the year before. Sales were $46.3 billion, up 73 percent from a year ago.
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