FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
Industry: Medical Products & Equipment
1 Medtronic 18 11 17
2 Baxter International 10 8 22
3 Boston Scientific 10 8 15
4 Becton Dickinson 13 12 0
5 Stryker 14 14 21
6 Guidant 12 7 9
7 Zimmer Holdings 22 13 16
8 St. Jude Medical 14 8 14
9 Beckman Coulter 6 5 13
10 Hillenbrand Industries -5 -4 -10
11 Biomet 19 17 23
12 Applera 9 5 7
13 C.R. Bard 19 15 22
14 Dentsply International 3 2 4
15 Dade Behring Holdings 8 7 14
16 Invacare 3 3 7
From the April 17th, 2006 issue
Footnote:
Due to slight differences in rounding, industry data online may not exactly match the FORTUNE 500 magazine version.
How the states stack up
Texas 56
New York 55
California 52
Best employers
These companies appear on both the FORTUNE 500 and our 2006 ranking of the Best Companies to Work For.
FedEx 212,241
Intel 48,655
Starbucks 91,056
Most profitable companies
Exxon Mobil 36,130.0
Citigroup 24,589.0
Bank of America Corp. 16,465.0
Best investments
Best Investments By Industry: Total Return to Shareholders (1 Year)
Petroleum Refining 60.7%
Mining, Crude-Oil Production 53.6%
Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 51.6%
Women CEOs of FORTUNE 500 companies
Andrea JungThere are more women running FORTUNE 500 companies this year than there were last year. Currently, 10 FORTUNE 500 companies are run by women (up from 9 last year), and a total of 20 FORTUNE 1000 companies have women in the top job (up from 19). (more)