Following Tuesday’s bullish statements on Apple’s value – and analysts’ prediction of a three-month target price of $140 per share (see "Apple stock passes $100") Apple closed at $103.0625 per share yesterday.

Apple’s stock-value this time last month stood at $80.125, and at this time last year it was $33.688 per share.

The company’s successful turnaround has sparked Web speculation that interim CEO Steve Jobs will begin to commit himself to his digital-animation company, Pixar.