Industry champions
These companies are the most admired in their sector, according to their peers.
Company Industry Overall score
3M Medical and Other Precision Equipment 7.29
Adobe Systems Computer Software 6.95
American Express Consumer Credit Card and Related Services 6.93
Apple Computers 8.16
Aramark Diversified Outsourcing Services 6.45
Archer Daniels Midland Food Production 6.93
Automatic Data Processing Financial Data Services 6.78
Avnet Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 6.80
Ball Packaging, Containers 7.24
BASF Chemicals 7.23
Berkshire Hathaway Insurance: Property and Casualty 6.88
BMW Motor Vehicles 6.88
British American Tobacco Tobacco 7.17
Charles Schwab Securities 7.23
Coca-Cola Beverages 5.93
Costco Wholesale Specialty Retailers: Diversified 6.68
Deere Industrial and Farm Equipment 7.32
Delta Air Lines Airlines 6.44
EMCOR Group Engineering, Construction 7.45
General Electric Electronics 6.43
Goldman Sachs Group Megabanks 7.25
Google Internet Services and Retailing 8.22
HCA Health Care: Medical Facilities 6.34
IBM Information Technology Services 7.64
Intel Semiconductors 7.15
KB Home Homebuilders 5.95
Limited Brands Specialty Retailers: Apparel 6.49
Manpower Temporary Help 7.35
Marriott International Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 7.41
McDonald's Food Services 7.97
McKesson Wholesalers: Health Care 6.59
Medco Health Solutions Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services 7.21
Michelin Motor Vehicle Parts 6.62
Nestlé Consumer Food Products 8.13
NextEra Energy Electric and Gas Utilities 6.95
Nike Apparel 8.07
Northwestern Mutual Insurance: Life and Health 6.45
Novartis Pharmaceuticals 7.02
Occidental Petroleum Mining, Crude-Oil Production 7.65
POSCO Metals 7.21
Procter & Gamble Soaps and Cosmetics 7.43
Publix Super Markets Food and Drug Stores 6.84
Qualcomm Network and Other Communications Equipment 7.20
RWE Energy 7.00
Simon Property Group Real Estate 6.68
Southern Electric and Gas Utilities 6.95
Statoil Petroleum Refining 7.73
Telefónica Telecommunications 7.01
U.S. Bancorp Superregional Banks 7.27
Union Pacific Trucking, Transportation, Logistics 6.63
United Technologies Aerospace and Defense 7.70
UnitedHealth Group Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care 7.10
UPS Delivery 7.42
W.W. Grainger Wholesalers: Diversified 7.77
Wal-Mart Stores General Merchandisers 6.93
Walt Disney Entertainment 8.07
Weyerhaeuser Forest and Paper Products 6.61
Whirlpool Home Equipment, Furnishings 6.56
From the March 21, 2011 issue
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