The world's largest technology companies are continuing to grow at an astounding rate and Wall Street analysts think there's no stopping them in the next 12 months.
Big Four add US$140 billion to market value last week
Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet and Intel added nearly US$140 billion to their already massive combined market value when they announced quarterly results last week.
These four companies together generated more than US$100 billion in revenue in the September quarter, roughly 2 percent of United States' national output.
Wall Street analysts scrambled to raise their price targets, with the most bullish pegging the companies' stocks to rise between 21 percent and 47 percent in the next 12 months.
Apple Shares Reach Record High
Meanwhile Apple's shares rose to a record high on Friday as more analysts set a trillion-dollar valuation on the company.
The stock rose up to 3.7 percent to US$174.26, briefly breaching US$900 billion in market value. The gains added nearly US$32 billion to the company's market capitalisation.
At least 13 brokerages raised their price targets on the stock, with Citigroup making the most bullish move by raising its price target by US$30 to US$200.
Of the 37 analysts that track the stock, as per Thomson Reuters data, 31 had a "buy", or higher rating. None had a "sell".
With the latest brokerage actions, at least nine Wall Street analysts now have target prices that put Apple's market value above US$1 trillion.
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