Two to one declining to advancing stocks Wednesday; not as bad as yesterday, but volume tending toward the heavy side again.
ExxonMobil continued its relentless climb, up another 2 percent today (8 percent this month). It now has a market capitalization of $440 billion.
But that's not even close to where it used to be. In 2007, it briefly had a market capitalization of about $512 billion.
Only 5 companies have ever achieved market capitalizations over $500 billion.
Intel , General Electric , and Cisco all hit market caps over $500 billion in 2000.
And only ONE company ever attained $600 billion in market cap. That was Microsoft , which hit $604 billion at the end of 1999.
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