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To appear as Most Admired, a company must have scored in the top half of its industry survey. The rest are listed as contenders.
Most Admired
Company City Overall score ▾
Apple Cupertino 8.42
McDonald's Oak Brook 8.27
Philip Morris International New York 8.25
Walt Disney Burbank 8.14
Procter & Gamble Cincinnati 8.10
Chevron San Ramon 7.93
Caterpillar Peoria 7.89
Exxon Mobil Irving 7.87
Starbucks Seattle 7.85
Intel Santa Clara 7.80
IBM Armonk 7.79
Wyndham Worldwide Parsippany 7.77
Ralph Lauren New York 7.77
FMC Technologies Houston 7.75
Google Mountain View 7.74
Qualcomm San Diego 7.71
National Oilwell Varco Houston 7.65
Deere Moline 7.65
Wynn Resorts Las Vegas 7.65
Nike Beaverton 7.57
Sysco Houston 7.56
Occidental Petroleum Los Angeles 7.54
VF Greensboro 7.53
Altria Group Richmond 7.52
Colgate-Palmolive New York 7.51
Enterprise Products Partners Houston 7.49
Visa San Francisco 7.46
Amazon.com Seattle 7.45
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Stamford 7.45
United Technologies Hartford 7.43
UPS Atlanta 7.42
Viacom New York 7.41
Robert Half International Menlo Park 7.38
Texas Instruments Dallas 7.38
Sealed Air Elmwood Park 7.38
American Express New York 7.38
W.W. Grainger Lake Forest 7.37
Berkshire Hathaway Omaha 7.34
Estée Lauder New York 7.33
Limited Brands Columbus 7.31
FedEx Memphis 7.31
Hyatt Hotels Chicago 7.30
Manpower (ManpowerGroup) Milwaukee 7.27
Halliburton Houston 7.27
Fluor Irving 7.25
J.P. Morgan Chase New York 7.23
MasterCard Purchase 7.22
Marriott International Bethesda 7.20
Target Minneapolis 7.20
Cisco Systems San Jose 7.19
Whole Foods Market Austin 7.18
Time Warner New York 7.18
UnitedHealth Group Minnetonka 7.15
Nordstrom Seattle 7.15
U.S. Bancorp Minneapolis 7.12
Apache Houston 7.09
Goldman Sachs Group New York 7.04
Kimberly-Clark Irving 7.03
Stryker Kalamazoo 7.02
St. Jude Medical St. Paul 7.02
Jacobs Engineering Group Pasadena 6.99
Cameron International Houston 6.98
Illinois Tool Works Glenview 6.98
Plains All American Pipeline Houston 6.98
Universal Richmond 6.97
Yum Brands Louisville 6.96
Avnet Phoenix 6.95
Costco Wholesale Issaquah 6.95
Alcoa New York 6.95
Verizon Communications New York 6.94
Discovery Communications Silver Spring 6.94
PepsiCo Purchase 6.94
PNC Financial Services Group Pittsburgh 6.92
Wal-Mart Stores Bentonville 6.92
United Natural Foods Providence 6.91
Cummins Columbus 6.91
Coach New York 6.91
Parker Hannifin Cleveland 6.90
Lockheed Martin Bethesda 6.90
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding McLean 6.89
NextEra Energy Juno Beach 6.89
Arrow Electronics Englewood 6.88
Eaton Cleveland 6.87
Vornado Realty Trust New York 6.86
Northern Trust Corp. Chicago 6.85
TJX Framingham 6.85
Charles Schwab San Francisco 6.85
Medco Health Solutions Franklin Lakes 6.85
Broadcom Irvine 6.83
Dominion Resources Richmond 6.83
T. Rowe Price Baltimore 6.82
General Electric Fairfield 6.82
Boeing Chicago 6.81
EMC Hopkinton 6.78
Archer Daniels Midland Decatur 6.77
Baxter International Deerfield 6.76
Intuit Mountain View 6.76
Bemis Neenah 6.74
PVH New York 6.70
Staples Framingham 6.69
Ball Broomfield 6.69
Adobe Systems San Jose 6.69
Coca-Cola Atlanta 6.69
DuPont Wilmington 6.67
Simon Property Group Indianapolis 6.66
Sonoco Products Hartsville 6.65
Express Scripts St. Louis 6.65
AT&T Dallas 6.64
Devon Energy Oklahoma City 6.64
Northrop Grumman Falls Church 6.64
Chipotle Mexican Grill Denver 6.63
Tech Data Clearwater 6.62
Johnson Controls Milwaukee 6.62
Becton Dickinson Franklin Lakes 6.62
Symantec Mountain View 6.61
Union Pacific Omaha 6.60
Applied Materials Santa Clara 6.60
Henry Schein Melville 6.58
Oracle Redwood City 6.58
Ingram Micro Santa Ana 6.57
Southern Atlanta 6.57
General Dynamics Falls Church 6.57
Publix Super Markets Lakeland 6.55
Kroger Cincinnati 6.55
Neiman Marcus Dallas 6.54
Peter Kiewit Sons' Omaha 6.54
Nucor Charlotte 6.52
Raytheon Waltham 6.51
Juniper Networks Sunnyvale 6.50
Medtronic Minneapolis 6.50
Automatic Data Processing Roseland 6.50
Wells Fargo San Francisco 6.48
Microsoft Redmond 6.48
McKesson San Francisco 6.46
Whirlpool Benton Harbor 6.46
Corn Products International Westchester 6.46
Walgreen Deerfield 6.46
Honeywell International Morris Township 6.45
eBay San Jose 6.43
Tupperware Brands Orlando 6.43
EMCOR Group Norwalk 6.43
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Eden Prairie 6.42
Bank of New York Mellon New York 6.42
Autodesk San Rafael 6.42
Home Depot Atlanta 6.39
Abbott Laboratories Abbott Park 6.39
Corning Corning 6.37
Host Hotels & Resorts Bethesda 6.35
United Continental Holdings Chicago 6.35
Graybar Electric St. Louis 6.33
Xerox Norwalk 6.33
Unified Grocers Commerce 6.31
Cognizant Technology Solutions Teaneck 6.31
Travelers Cos. New York 6.30
IAC/InterActiveCorp New York 6.27
Prudential Financial Newark 6.27
CVS Caremark Woonsocket 6.27
Kellogg Battle Creek 6.26
Aetna Hartford 6.25
Aflac Columbus 6.24
General Mills Minneapolis 6.24
State Street Corp. Boston 6.23
Humana Louisville 6.23
Harris Melbourne 6.22
Public Service Enterprise Group Newark 6.22
Synnex Fremont 6.21
Franklin Resources San Mateo 6.20
Bristol-Myers Squibb New York 6.20
New York Life Insurance New York 6.20
Fortune Brands Home & Security Deerfield 6.20
International Paper Memphis 6.20
CACI International Arlington 6.18
Airgas Radnor 6.16
Merck Whitehouse Station 6.16
Chiquita Brands International Cincinnati 6.16
Abercrombie & Fitch New Albany 6.14
Dell Round Rock 6.14
Paychex Rochester 6.13
Towers Watson New York 6.13
Capital One Financial McLean 6.13
Lowe's Mooresville 6.12
Aramark Philadelphia 6.11
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Los Angeles 6.10
Anixter International Glenview 6.10
Norfolk Southern Norfolk 6.10
Expedia Bellevue 6.08
Exelon Chicago 6.08
Southwest Airlines Dallas 6.08
Johnson & Johnson New Brunswick 6.06
CBS New York 6.06
Kraft Foods Northfield 6.05
PPG Industries Pittsburgh 6.05
Stanley Black & Decker New Britain 6.04
Iron Mountain Boston 6.04
Comcast Philadelphia 6.03
Equity Residential Chicago 6.03
WellPoint Indianapolis 6.03
Delta Air Lines Atlanta 6.01
CSX Jacksonville 5.98
Expeditors International of Washington Seattle 5.97
Steelcase Grand Rapids 5.95
HCA Nashville 5.94
Raymond James Financial St. Petersburg 5.93
Discover Financial Services Riverwoods 5.91
Northwestern Mutual Milwaukee 5.89
Ford Motor Dearborn 5.88
TIAA-CREF New York 5.88
Equifax Atlanta 5.88
MetLife New York 5.87
Fiserv Brookfield 5.87
General Motors Detroit 5.86
Darden Restaurants Orlando 5.84
SunGard Data Systems Wayne 5.83
ServiceMaster Memphis 5.83
Coca-Cola Enterprises Atlanta 5.83
AmerisourceBergen Chesterbrook 5.82
Catalyst Health Solutions Rockville 5.81
Health Management Associates Naples 5.81
Hewlett-Packard Palo Alto 5.81
Cardinal Health Dublin 5.80
Valero Energy San Antonio 5.79
Navistar International Lisle 5.79
Macy's Cincinnati 5.79
Cintas Cincinnati 5.78
Covance Princeton 5.75
TD Ameritrade Omaha 5.71
Kohl's Menomonee Falls 5.70
MeadWestvaco Richmond 5.69
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Springfield 5.69
Toys "R" Us Wayne 5.68
DaVita Denver 5.68
Cerner North Kansas City 5.67
Dow Chemical Midland 5.67
Spartan Stores Grand Rapids 5.66
Weyerhaeuser Federal Way 5.66
State Farm Insurance Bloomington 5.63
Universal Health Services King of Prussia 5.60
Western Digital 5.60
Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Boston 5.56
Emerson Electric St. Louis 5.56
Micron Technology Boise 5.55
Bed Bath & Beyond Union 5.54
Global Payments Atlanta 5.53
Jones Financial (Edward Jones) Des Peres 5.47
Jabil Circuit St. Petersburg 5.45
Ross Stores Pleasanton 5.43
Morgan Stanley New York 5.32
Domtar Fort Mill 5.29
Kindred Healthcare Louisville 5.23
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Akron 5.20
Cigna Bloomfield 5.15
Contenders
Company City Overall score
Las Vegas Sands Las Vegas 7.06
Lorillard Greensboro 6.68
Baker Hughes Houston 6.58
MGM Resorts International Las Vegas 6.49
Reynolds American Winston-Salem 6.43
Clorox Oakland 6.38
Safeway Pleasanton 6.15
ScanSource Greenville 6.08
World Fuel Services Miami 6.08
C.R. Bard Murray Hill 6.08
Brightpoint Indianapolis 6.07
Sanderson Farms Laurel 6.04
Teradata Dayton 6.04
Activision Blizzard Santa Monica 6.03
BB&T Corp. Winston-Salem 6.02
Warnaco Group New York 6.01
Levi Strauss San Francisco 6.01
CBRE Group Los Angeles 6.00
Seaboard Shawnee Mission 5.99
United States Steel Pittsburgh 5.98
Tyson Foods Springdale 5.96
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Lowell 5.94
Amgen Thousand Oaks 5.93
Jones Lang LaSalle Chicago 5.90
Energizer Holdings St. Louis 5.90
Leggett & Platt Carthage 5.88
Biomet Warsaw 5.87
Genuine Parts Atlanta 5.86
WESCO International Pittsburgh 5.86
Zimmer Holdings Warsaw 5.84
Motorola Solutions Schaumburg 5.82
Broadridge Financial Solutions Lake Success 5.80
VWR Funding Radnor 5.79
Hanesbrands Winston-Salem 5.79
SAIC McLean 5.75
Electronic Arts Redwood City 5.74
Smithfield Foods Smithfield 5.73
Guess Los Angeles 5.72
Jarden Rye 5.68
Ryder System Miami 5.67
Quest Diagnostics Madison 5.63
Newell Rubbermaid Atlanta 5.61
Duke Energy Charlotte 5.60
Computer Sciences Falls Church 5.59
News Corp. New York 5.58
Dun & Bradstreet Short Hills 5.57
Laboratory Corp. of America Burlington 5.55
SEACOR Holdings Fort Lauderdale 5.52
SRA International Fairfax 5.52
Owens & Minor Mechanicsville 5.51
Western Union Englewood 5.51
Crown Holdings Philadelphia 5.49
Core-Mark Holding South San Francisco 5.48
CHS Inver Grove Heights 5.48
Avon Products New York 5.47
Owens-Illinois Perrysburg 5.46
CareFusion San Diego 5.46
West Omaha 5.46
Live Nation Entertainment Beverly Hills 5.45
Insight Enterprises Tempe 5.43
Total System Services Columbus 5.43
Pfizer New York 5.39
Netflix Los Gatos 5.37
Fifth Third Bancorp Cincinnati 5.36
Jefferies Group New York 5.35
Edison International Rosemead 5.34
ManTech International Fairfax 5.33
Heartland Payment Systems Princeton 5.33
United Stationers Deerfield 5.32
Ryerson Holding Chicago 5.32
Smurfit-Stone Container Chicago 5.32
Alliance Data Systems Plano 5.32
Alliance One International Morrisville 5.31
Hartford Financial Services Group Hartford 5.30
Dollar General Goodlettsville 5.29
H.J. Heinz Pittsburgh 5.29
Nationwide Columbus 5.28
Consolidated Edison New York 5.28
Gap San Francisco 5.27
ConAgra Foods Omaha 5.27
AutoZone Memphis 5.26
LPL Investment Holdings (LPL Financial) Boston 5.26
Fidelity National Information Services Jacksonville 5.26
AES Arlington 5.26
Jones Group New York 5.26
Sirius XM Radio New York 5.25
Warner Music Group New York 5.22
Brink's Richmond 5.21
Priceline.com Norwalk 5.19
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Plano 5.17
Citigroup New York 5.15
Compass Diversified Holdings Westport 5.14
Graphic Packaging Holding Marietta 5.14
Convergys Cincinnati 5.13
Allstate Northbrook 5.12
Team Health Holdings Knoxville 5.11
PharMerica Louisville 5.10
Amerigroup Virginia Beach 5.09
ConocoPhillips Houston 5.07
CC Media Holdings San Antonio 5.03
PG&E Corp. San Francisco 5.03
FirstEnergy Akron 5.02
Masco Taylor 5.00
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Phoenix 4.97
J.C. Penney Plano 4.97
Eli Lilly Indianapolis 4.96
ABM Industries New York 4.96
CA Islandia 4.96
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Lebanon 4.95
Spectrum Brands Madison 4.93
Andersons Maumee 4.92
Vanguard Health Systems Nashville 4.92
Legg Mason Baltimore 4.91
SunTrust Banks Atlanta 4.88
Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas 4.88
Nash-Finch Minneapolis 4.86
Kelly Services Troy 4.86
Unisys Blue Bell 4.82
Community Health Systems Franklin 4.80
Berry Plastics Evansville 4.78
Sprint Nextel Overland Park 4.77
GameStop Grapevine 4.76
Patterson St. Paul 4.75
Best Buy Richfield 4.75
Liberty Interactive Englewood 4.73
CoreLogic Santa Ana 4.73
PSS World Medical Jacksonville 4.72
Exterran Holdings Houston 4.72
American International Group New York 4.72
Con-way Ann Arbor 4.71
LifePoint Hospitals Brentwood 4.71
Family Dollar Stores Matthews 4.68
Universal Forest Products Grand Rapids 4.68
E*Trade Financial New York 4.67
Boise Boise 4.67
Lender Processing Services Jacksonville 4.66
American Eagle Outfitters Pittsburgh 4.65
Land O'Lakes Arden Hills 4.62
Bank of America Charlotte 4.53
SuperValu Eden Prairie 4.53
Health Net Woodland Hills 4.51
Sara Lee Downers Grove 4.51
Realogy Parsippany 4.50
Foot Locker New York 4.48
Coventry Health Care Bethesda 4.47
Swift Transportation Phoenix 4.44
AOL New York 4.44
Omnicare Covington 4.43
KeyCorp Cleveland 4.41
Brown Shoe St. Louis 4.40
Boston Scientific Natick 4.37
Wendy's Atlanta 4.35
Brinker International Dallas 4.27
Collective Brands Topeka 4.23
First Data Atlanta 4.23
Tenet Healthcare Dallas 4.21
Advanced Micro Devices Sunnyvale 4.18
Jack in the Box San Diego 4.18
Dean Foods Dallas 4.18
General Growth Properties Chicago 4.14
Yahoo Sunnyvale 4.00
Rite Aid Camp Hill 3.97
Office Depot Boca Raton 3.96
Sanmina-SCI San Jose 3.92
Regions Financial Birmingham 3.87
WellCare Health Plans Tampa 3.87
Universal American Rye Brook 3.86
U.S. Postal Service Washington 3.84
Dillard's Little Rock 3.81
US Airways Group Tempe 3.78
OfficeMax Naperville 3.76
NewPage Holding Miamisburg 3.70
AbitibiBowater Greenville 3.70
YRC Worldwide Overland Park 3.41
AMR Fort Worth 3.37
Sears Holdings Hoffman Estates 3.36
Burger King Holdings Miami 3.36
MF Global Holdings New York 2.94
From the March 19, 2012 issue
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Where are the Most Admired?
Heat Map
The Most Admired companies in America are spread out across the country, but a few states dominate.
Winning streaks
Most Admired Industry Stars
These 20 Most Admired companies have landed among the top in their industries for multiple years.
Top 10 countries
USA 251
Germany 21
Japan 15
France 13
UK 11
Switzerland 7
Sweden 4
Netherlands 4
South Korea 3
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1. Apple 1,188
2. Teradata 651
3. Tupperware Brands 564
4. FedEx 391
5. IBM 304
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