By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
September 23, 2011

Apple (AAPL) got clobbered Thursday, losing $10.32 (2.5%) to close at $401.82. But it got clobbered less than the rest of the market. Exxon Mobil (XOM), in particular, fell 3.79%.

Bottom line: Apple, whose market capitalization trailed Exxon’s by $50 billion three months ago, and which first overtook Exxon six weeks later, is now the world’s most valuable public company by $35.87 billion.

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