1972 Full list
1 General Motors 28,263.9 1,935.7
2 Exxon Mobil 18,700.6 1,461.6
3 Ford Motor 16,433.0 656.7
4 General Electric 9,425.3 471.8
5 Intl. Business Machines 8,273.6 1,078.8
6 Mobil 8,243.0 540.8
7 Chrysler 7,999.3 83.7
8 Texaco 7,529.1 903.9
9 ITT Industries 7,345.8 336.8
10 AT&T Technologies 6,045.2 258.4
11 Gulf Oil 5,940.0 561.4
12 ChevronTexaco 5,143.3 511.1
13 U.S. Steel 4,928.2 154.5
14 CBS 4,630.5 175.3
15 Amoco 4,054.3 341.7
16 Shell Oil 3,892.4 244.5
17 DuPont 3,848.2 356.5
18 RCA 3,711.8 -155.8
19 Goodyear Tire & Rubber 3,601.6 170.2
20 LTV 3,358.8 -57.4
21 Procter & Gamble 3,178.1 237.6
22 Atlantic Richfield 3,134.9 198.7
23 Conoco 3,051.1 109.4
24 Boeing 3,039.8 42.2
25 Union Carbide 3,037.5 157.8
26 Navistar International 3,016.3 45.2
27 Esmark 2,996.2 34.1
28 Eastman Kodak 2,975.9 419.3
29 Bethlehem Steel 2,963.6 139.2
30 Kraft 2,959.6 91.3
31 Lockheed Martin 2,852.4 15.4
32 Tenneco Automotive 2,840.6 184.0
33 Greyhound 2,616.1 70.5
34 Firestone Tire & Rubber 2,483.6 120.3
35 Litton Industries 2,466.1 50.0
36 Occidental Petroleum 2,400.0 -67.0
37 ConocoPhillips 2,363.2 132.3
38 General Foods 2,281.9 118.7
39 Rockwell Automation 2,210.7 68.6
40 Caterpillar 2,175.2 128.3
41 Singer 2,099.5 70.8
42 Monsanto 2,087.1 93.7
43 Continental Group 2,081.6 72.9
44 Borden Chemical 2,069.7 60.5
45 McDonnell Douglas 2,069.1 80.9
46 Dow Chemical 2,052.7 154.7
47 Sealed Air 2,048.9 43.3
48 United Technologies 2,028.8 -43.9
49 Rapid-American 1,990.6 13.0
50 Unocal 1,981.4 114.7
51 International Paper 1,969.5 54.6
52 Xerox 1,961.4 212.6
53 Honeywell 1,946.1 69.3
54 Sunoco 1,938.8 151.6
55 American Can 1,897.0 50.1
56 General Dynamics 1,868.8 22.0
57 3M 1,829.2 210.7
58 Beatrice 1,827.3 62.1
59 Nabisco Group Holdings 1,816.6 225.9
60 Citgo Petroleum 1,809.9 104.5
61 OfficeMax 1,785.9 -85.2
62 Ralston Purina 1,746.1 50.9
63 Sperry 1,739.4 72.3
64 Coca-Cola 1,728.8 167.8
65 Burlington Industries Equity 1,727.0 40.1
66 ARMCO 1,696.2 50.7
67 Sara Lee 1,688.9 59.4
68 Uniroyal 1,677.7 43.1
69 Fortune Brands 1,626.8 119.4
70 Ashland 1,614.0 23.8
71 Bendix 1,612.8 42.1
72 Textron 1,603.7 71.8
73 Champion International 1,599.8 45.8
74 Gulf & Western Industries 1,566.3 55.6
75 TRW 1,543.6 67.3
76 National Intergroup 1,522.1 48.7
77 Owens-Illinois 1,507.6 59.6
78 Bestfoods 1,500.5 51.6
79 NCR 1,465.7 1.3
80 Chiquita Brands Intl. 1,448.9 -24.0
81 Georgia-Pacific 1,447.3 86.3
82 Alcoa 1,441.2 55.3
83 Wyeth 1,429.3 160.0
84 American Standard 1,409.7 -83.8
85 U.S. Industries 1,406.8 72.7
86 BP America 1,393.8 54.7
87 Republic Steel 1,384.8 1.4
88 FMC 1,353.6 38.8
89 Amerada Hess 1,349.2 133.2
90 Warner-Lambert 1,346.1 108.1
91 Getty Oil 1,343.4 130.9
92 Honeywell Intl. 1,325.9 55.3
93 Colgate-Palmolive 1,309.6 44.9
94 Raytheon 1,307.8 35.2
95 Genesco 1,306.8 15.9
96 Goodrich 1,300.3 1.7
97 Weyerhaeuser 1,299.5 113.9
98 American Cyanamid 1,283.5 94.1
99 Signal Companies 1,280.8 28.7
100 Whirlpool 1,274.5 50.4
 
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