1959 Full list
1 General Motors 9,522.0 633.6
2 Exxon Mobil 7,543.6 562.5
3 Ford Motor 4,130.3 95.7
4 General Electric 4,120.8 242.9
5 U.S. Steel 3,472.2 301.6
6 Mobil 2,885.7 156.8
7 Gulf Oil 2,769.4 329.5
8 Esmark 2,645.4 10.0
9 Texaco 2,327.9 310.2
10 AT&T Technologies 2,173.4 85.9
11 Chrysler 2,165.4 -33.8
12 Bethlehem Steel 2,005.9 137.7
13 CBS 1,895.7 74.8
14 Amoco 1,864.0 117.8
15 Armour 1,850.4 5.6
16 DuPont 1,829.2 341.2
17 Boeing 1,711.9 29.4
18 Shell Oil 1,666.0 116.6
19 ChevronTexaco 1,559.2 257.8
20 General Dynamics 1,511.5 36.7
21 Kraft 1,451.2 45.5
22 Goodyear Tire & Rubber 1,367.6 65.7
23 Union Carbide 1,296.5 124.9
24 Procter & Gamble 1,295.2 73.2
25 Douglas Aircraft 1,209.9 16.8
26 United Technologies 1,200.4 42.3
27 Sinclair Oil 1,190.4 49.5
28 Intl. Business Machines 1,171.8 126.2
29 RCA 1,170.7 30.9
30 Navistar International 1,098.4 43.0
31 Continental Group 1,080.4 41.4
32 ConocoPhillips 1,066.6 84.2
33 Firestone Tire & Rubber 1,061.6 53.8
34 American Can 1,037.0 46.4
35 Citgo Petroleum 1,015.3 44.9
36 General Foods 1,008.9 48.4
37 Lockheed Martin 962.7 18.6
38 International Paper 915.1 72.0
39 Borden Chemical 915.0 24.6
40 Republic Steel 910.4 61.9
41 Rockwell Automation 904.0 26.8
42 Uniroyal 870.6 22.7
43 ARMCO 867.4 57.5
44 Sperry 864.3 27.5
45 Eastman Kodak 828.8 98.9
46 Alcoa 753.1 42.9
47 Sunoco 721.8 32.1
48 Goodrich 697.3 35.5
49 ITT Industries 687.5 26.6
50 Wilson 683.7 7.8
51 Ryerson Tull 656.0 47.9
52 Jones & Laughlin Steel 654.1 23.2
53 Burlington Industries Equity 651.5 11.7
54 Nabisco Group Holdings 640.5 78.3
55 Fortune Brands 637.2 58.8
56 Dow Chemical 636.2 46.1
57 Honeywell Intl. 635.5 34.2
58 Bendix 619.1 21.2
59 Olin 601.4 9.4
60 Conoco 596.5 47.5
61 Caterpillar 585.2 32.2
62 Tidewater Oil 552.9 2.6
63 Monsanto 548.0 34.5
64 National Intergroup 540.0 35.8
65 Atlantic Richfield 538.1 33.8
66 AMAX 534.3 18.2
67 Colgate-Palmolive 534.0 21.2
68 BorgWarner 533.0 21.1
69 Allis-Chalmers 532.0 19.7
70 General Mills 529.8 14.7
71 American Cyanamid 525.1 43.8
72 Anaconda 523.1 33.9
73 Standard Brands 519.7 14.7
74 PPG Industries 513.6 32.1
75 Owens-Illinois 508.5 37.8
76 Campbell Soup 501.4 31.5
77 Youngstown Sheet & Tube 499.6 21.5
78 Ralston Purina 493.5 17.5
79 Martin Marietta 483.6 8.9
80 Pure Oil 473.4 28.8
81 Deere 472.6 42.1
82 Bestfoods 470.9 32.5
83 American Motors 470.3 26.1
84 GenCorp 469.8 11.3
85 Crown Zellerbach 468.8 33.2
86 NL Industries 457.6 44.7
87 Reynolds Metals 445.5 38.2
88 McDonnell Douglas 442.4 10.0
89 Sealed Air 434.2 10.0
90 Asarco 417.1 17.3
91 Foremost Dairies 416.4 9.6
92 Nabisco Brands 413.3 22.1
93 Hygrade Food Products 411.5 1.4
94 Weyerhaeuser 410.4 49.6
95 Kaisertech 408.6 25.2
96 Unocal 408.0 25.0
97 Whirlpool 404.6 10.2
98 Morrell (John) 401.7 2.3
99 Kennecott 395.4 60.1
100 NCR 393.7 15.5
 
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