The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: The Newsletter: Microsoft back on top "How quickly things change. A month ago, there were stories about Microsoft's slide to third place among companies when measured by market capitalization. Drug maker Pfizer had slipped into the No. 2 place behind General Electric.
Well, that's changed. Microsoft has retaken the top spot in market cap — stock price times number of outstanding shares — after a rally that has pushed its stock price to a close yesterday of $27.42, almost $4 higher since its low in early June of $23.67."