1955 Full list
201 Central Soya 153.1 3.9
202 Carrier 151.4 6.9
203 Grinnell 150.9 8.0
204 Combustion Engineering 150.5 6.6
205 Genesco 150.1 4.8
206 Chance Vought 149.6 6.6
207 Newport News Shipbuilding 149.5 7.2
208 Consolidation Coal 149.2 12.1
209 Corning 147.9 17.5
210 Celanese 147.6 6.6
211 Fruehauf 146.3 4.5
212 Merck 145.5 12.6
213 White Motor 145.5 4.9
214 International Cellucotton Products 145.4 7.4
215 Pfizer 145.2 15.2
216 Pabst Brewing 145.0 2.1
217 Staley Continental 144.9 5.3
218 Altria Group 142.8 11.4
219 National Sugar Refining 140.7 2.3
220 Cone Mills 140.7 2.6
221 Fairchild Engine & Airplane 140.4 4.1
222 Simmons 139.1 5.4
223 Brown Shoe 138.9 4.8
224 Zenith Electronics 138.6 5.7
225 Foster Wheeler 138.6 3.6
226 Studebaker-Worthington 138.3 6.9
227 Owens Corning 136.5 8.4
228 Timken 135.6 10.7
229 Norton 135.0 N.A.
230 American Bakeries 134.8 4.4
231 Campbell Taggart 133.9 4.3
232 Endicott Johnson 133.3 2.1
233 McGraw-Edison 132.8 9.4
234 Rohm & Haas 132.6 12.4
235 Lorillard 131.5 6.3
236 Ingersoll-Rand 130.3 23.0
237 Dresser Industries 130.2 7.4
238 Kaiser Steel 128.5 7.9
239 Cletrac 128.3 3.7
240 Champion Papers 128.0 9.5
241 National Gypsum 126.6 13.1
242 AMF 126.5 4.0
243 Clinton Foods 125.7 3.9
244 Sunray Oil 125.2 23.2
245 Eastern Gas & Fuel Associates 124.6 2.8
246 Champion International 124.1 4.7
247 Pittsburgh Steel 124.0 2.2
248 Tecumseh Products 124.0 5.7
249 Kelsey-Hayes 123.8 5.5
250 General Precision Equipment 123.3 5.5
251 BOC 123.3 6.3
252 McDonnell Douglas 123.1 3.6
253 Eli Lilly 122.3 11.3
254 General Host 122.1 2.2
255 Stokely-Van Camp 121.7 3.0
256 Westinghouse Air Brake 121.5 7.8
257 American-Marietta 120.7 5.5
258 Mack Trucks 120.3 1.3
259 Sunshine Biscuits 119.2 6.0
260 Marathon 117.8 7.5
261 Keebler 117.2 1.9
262 Gair (Robert) 116.4 5.1
263 Bemis 115.8 1.3
264 Seeger Refrigerator 112.6 6.0
265 Murray Corp. 112.5 5.8
266 Warren Petroleum 112.4 8.9
267 Mead 111.8 5.8
268 Crown Holdings 111.4 1.4
269 Link-Belt 111.2 5.4
270 Scovill 111.0 4.4
271 Cincinnati Milacron 110.5 9.3
272 Parke, Davis 109.9 10.5
273 Abex 109.9 4.3
274 Budd 109.5 9.6
275 Anaconda Wire & Cable 108.7 4.7
276 Fairbanks, Morse 108.0 2.5
277 CVS 107.9 6.0
278 Allied Mills 106.7 3.2
279 Bridgeport Brass 106.0 5.1
280 Spencer Kellogg & Sons 105.7 2.6
281 Union Camp 105.5 10.8
282 GAF 105.0 2.5
283 Fairmont Foods 104.6 0.8
284 WestPoint Stevens 104.5 4.1
285 Colorado Milling & Elevator 104.1 1.1
286 Anchor Hocking 103.7 5.5
287 Rohr 101.6 3.5
288 Garrett 101.2 2.8
289 Blaw-Knox 101.1 4.1
290 Diamond International 100.8 5.6
291 Schlitz Brewing 100.0 N.A.
292 Textron 99.7 1.3
293 Lion Oil 98.6 11.1
294 Sharon Steel 98.2 3.1
295 Pacific Vegetable Oil 97.9 N.A.
296 GK Technologies 97.4 5.2
297 Liebmann Breweries 96.0 N.A.
298 Ward Foods 95.2 1.5
299 St. Joseph Lead 95.0 7.5
300 Flintkote 94.8 5.1
 
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