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Google shares close at all-time high of $861.55

Google Stock All-Time High

The irrational exuberance that surrounded Apple shares last fall has apparently shifted over to Google. Google shares closed trading on Monday at an all-time high of $861.55, giving the company a total market cap of $285.8 billion. The surge in its share price Monday has left Google as the world’s second most valuable tech company, edging out Microsoft’s $281.9 billion market cap but still significantly trailing Apple’s $433.1 billion market cap. The rise in Google’s shares over the past few months has led to several analysts assigning the company’s stock a $1,000 price target based on optimism that the success of its Android platform will spread Google services to a wide range of markets throughout the world.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.