For a short while Tuesday, Amazon joined Apple and hit a $1 trillion valuation.
The e-commerce giant's stock rose to a high of $2,050.50 on Tuesday morning. It needed to reach $2,050.27 to cross the trillion-dollar threshold, based on the count of 487,741,189 shares from Amazon's most recent quarterly report in July.
Amazon is the second US company to hit that mark, driven by its continued dominance in the retail world and its highly profitable cloud services business.
Apple became a trillion-dollar company in early August, hitting $207.05 a share. It was the first US company to make that mark, and the second public company reached a trillion in the world. PetroChina, an oil and gas company, hit $1 trillion for a short time on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2007. On Tuesday, Apple's market cap hovered around $1.1 trillion.
Amazon declined to comment.