Apple's Stock Touches $600 ... Again

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Apple's ( AAPL) stock topped $600, a level not seen since April 27.

Shares of Apple have gained about 6% since June 25, when they closed at $570.77. Since that time, the value of the Cupertino, Calif.-based technology giant has risen by $34 billion to $560 billion, making it the largest company in the S&P 500. No. 2 is oil company Exxon Mobil ( XOM), with a market cap of $402.6 billion.

Since the beginning of the year, Apple shares have gained 48%, far outpacing the 14% return of the Nasdaq. They're up about 1% today.

Despite the run, analysts are projecting further gains. Of 43 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, the mean price target is $714.05. The highest price target on Wall Street is Topeka Capital Market's Brian White, at $1,111.

Apple is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings on July 24 after the close of trading. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect Apple to earn $10.33 per share on $37.33 billion in revenue.

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-- Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York

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