Microsoft will soon become the first Inc. 500 company to overtake IBM in total market value.
In case you haven't noticed, Microsoft is fast closing in on IBM in total market value. As of April 14, the market value of Microsoft stock came to $24.9 billion, compared with $28 billion for IBM. Microsoft, you may recall, was an Inc. 500 company in 1984 and 1985. It will thus become the first Inc. 500 company to overtake IBM -- although not necessarily the last.