Nvidia’s market valuation has reached a trillion-dollar milestone. On Tuesday morning, Nvidia’s market capitalization surpassed $1 trillion, placing it in an elite group primarily comprised of technology companies. Nvidia’s share price must remain at or above $404.86 to keep that distinction throughout the trading day.
In trading later in the morning, the share price increased by about 6%, reaching a new 52-week high.
The semiconductor manufacturer reported quarterly profits with top- and bottom-line statistics significantly beyond the consensus projections, which caused its stock to skyrocket the previous week. In addition to being propelled in part by predictions that were more optimistic than expected, Nvidia’s increase helped other chipmakers, with the noteworthy exception of Intel, and was also supported by projections that were higher than expected.
In a significant development, Nvidia projected sales of $11 billion for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2024. The anticipated revenue was predicted to be fifty percent more than the average forecast of $7.15 billion.
This has been a spectacular year for chipmakers, sectors of the IT industry, and the Nasdaq, propelled in part by the frenzy surrounding artificial intelligence and the likelihood that the Federal Reserve could slow down its rate hikes. Along with Nvidia, Alphabet, Meta, and Microsoft had their share prices rise during the trading activity of the previous week.
The graphics processing units, sometimes known as GPUs, manufactured by Nvidia are vital to generative AI platforms like Google’s Bard and OpenAI’s ChatGPT. The firm has been a leader in the market of so-called discrete or stand-alone GPUs. However, until recently, many customers believed that GPUs were primarily utilized to engage in intensive gaming.
This notion has been rendered obsolete by the development of AI and cryptocurrency mining. As a result, the share prices of companies that produce and supply GPUs, such as Nvidia, Advanced Micro Devices, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, have witnessed large increases throughout the past few months.
On the other hand, Intel has traditionally concentrated on the semiconductor market for central processing units, often CPUs, even though the company has had trouble with inventory and development concerns. The company has yet to have a comparable level of investor interest compared to other businesses.
Nvidia’s market cap as of Tuesday morning places it among a select group of major companies, like Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft, valued at $1 trillion or more. Before the market opened on Tuesday, shares of Nvidia had already gained 166.5% so far this year.