2008 revenue: $23.5 billion
2008 total shareholder return: 8.5%
Few companies are doing as well as McDonald's. Price-conscious consumers flocked to the fast-food king in 2008, boosting its same-store sales 6.9% and net income 80% to $4.3 billion.
Its stock was one of only two in the 30-company DJIA to gain for 2008 -- Wal-Mart was the other one.NEXT: AECOM Technology