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Business News/ Markets / Stock Markets/  Nvidia's market value hits $2 trillion as AI frenzy grips Wall Street; shares at record high
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Nvidia's market value hits $2 trillion as AI frenzy grips Wall Street; shares at record high

Nvidia's shares were last trading up about three per cent, on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). They had risen as much as 4.9 per cent to a record high $823.9 earlier in the session.

Illustration of a smartphone with a displayed Nvidia logo placed on a computer motherboard (Reuters / Dado Ruvic / File Photo)Premium
Illustration of a smartphone with a displayed Nvidia logo placed on a computer motherboard (Reuters / Dado Ruvic / File Photo)

Nvidia hit $2 trillion in market valuation for the first time on Friday, February 23, riding on a relentless demand for its chips amid Wall Street's current tech rally fueled by artificial intelligence (AI)

The $2 trillion milestone followed the chip maker's blockbuster quarterly report and robust revenue forecast that drove up its market value by $277 billion on Thursday -- the largest single-day gain in history, eclipsing the $197-billion gain made by Facebook-parent Meta.

Also Read: Nvidia triggers rally in semiconductor stocks; ASM Tech locked at 10% upper circuit, SPEL hits 52-week high

Nvidia's rapid ascent in the past year has led analysts to draw parallels to the picks and shovels providers during the gold rush of 1800s as Nvidia's chips are used by almost all generative AI players from chatGPT-maker OpenAI to Google, according to news agency Reuters.

This has helped the chipmaking giant vault from $1 trillion to $2 trillion market value in around eight months - the fastest among US companies and in less than half the time it took tech giants Apple and Microsoft.

Nvidia Shares Today

Nvidia's shares were last trading up about three per cent, on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). They had risen as much as 4.9 per cent to a record high $823.9 earlier in the session. The shares have surged nearly 60 per cent this year, after more than tripling in value in 2023. 

On Thursday, Nvidia surged 16 per cent- making it the third-biggest S&P 500 company. The Philadelphia Semiconductor Index climbed nearly 65 per cent in 2023 and is up another 13 per cent this year. 

The chip designer's 2024 share surge has been crucial to the S&P 500's gains, contributing to more than a quarter of the stock index's rise this year. Nvidia dominates the market for graphics chips designed for complex computing tasks needed to power AI applications that companies are rushing to develop.

Meanwhile, the sharp rally in Nvidia shares triggered a rally in semiconductor-related stocks in India such as ASM Technologies and SPEL Semiconductors. Shares of SPEL Semiconductors were locked at five per cent upper circuit to hit a fresh 52-weke high mark of 119.75 apiece on the BSE.

 

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Published: 23 Feb 2024, 09:02 PM IST
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