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15. Sherwin-Williams
Sherwin-Williams
Fortune 500 rank: 322
2008 revenue: $7.98 billion
2008 total shareholder return: 5.6%

Paint-maker Sherwin-Williams was hit by the economy last year as the depressed housing market pushed net sales down 0.3% to $7.98 billion. Despite decreased demand for its products, its stock has held relatively steady, never falling below $42 a share from a high of $65 in September.

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