1955 Profits
1 General Motors 1 806.0
2 Exxon Mobil 2 584.8
3 DuPont 10 344.4
4 Texaco 14 226.1
5 General Electric 4 212.6
6 ChevronTexaco 18 211.9
7 U.S. Steel 3 195.4
8 Mobil 9 183.8
9 Gulf Oil 8 182.8
10 Amoco 11 132.8
11 Shell Oil 16 121.1
12 Bethlehem Steel 12 117.2
13 Sinclair Oil 21 91.6
14 Union Carbide 24 89.8
15 CBS 13 84.6
16 Kennecott 71 77.9
17 ConocoPhillips 30 76.2
18 International Paper 36 73.5
19 Eastman Kodak 43 69.8
20 AT&T Technologies 15 55.8
21 Republic Steel 28 52.9
22 Procter & Gamble 27 52.3
23 Goodyear Tire & Rubber 19 48.1
24 Intl. Business Machines 61 46.5
25 Alcoa 35 46.5
26 Nabisco Group Holdings 67 44.8
27 Citgo Petroleum 29 43.7
28 ARMCO 50 43.1
29 AMAX 52 43.1
30 Conoco 53 41.7
31 Fortune Brands 48 41.3
32 Phelps Dodge 108 41.2
33 Ryerson Tull 49 41.1
34 RCA 23 40.5
35 Firestone Tire & Rubber 25 40.5
36 Sunoco 38 40.3
37 Goodrich 44 38.8
38 PPG Industries 68 38.6
39 Marathon Oil 121 38.2
40 Kraft 17 37.4
41 Boeing 20 37.0
42 Atlantic Richfield 47 36.8
43 NL Industries 72 36.6
44 Navistar International 22 36.3
45 Douglas Aircraft 26 36.2
46 Unocal 84 35.9
47 Weyerhaeuser 114 35.5
48 Tidewater Oil 63 34.5
49 Olin 59 34.3
50 Dow Chemical 69 33.4
51 USG 146 32.4
52 Pure Oil 80 31.2
53 Texasgulf 332 30.5
54 American Can 40 30.4
55 National Intergroup 57 30.3
56 Skelly Oil 153 29.5
57 Sperry 66 28.5
58 Uniroyal 32 28.0
59 General Foods 31 27.9
60 American Cyanamid 78 27.1
61 Crown Zellerbach 103 26.8
62 Anaconda 62 26.7
63 Gillette 194 26.1
64 Allis-Chalmers 54 26.1
65 United Technologies 39 26.0
66 Coca-Cola 126 25.9
67 J.E. Seagram 128 25.7
68 Richfield Oil 140 25.6
69 Bendix 46 25.5
70 Caterpillar 75 25.1
71 Jones & Laughlin Steel 55 25.0
72 3M 131 24.6
73 BorgWarner 81 24.5
74 Aeroquip-Vickers 152 24.0
75 Monsanto 87 23.7
76 Campbell Soup 88 23.6
77 Sunray Oil 244 23.2
78 Ingersoll-Rand 236 23.0
79 Borden Chemical 33 22.7
80 Lockheed Martin 34 22.4
81 Liggett Group 105 22.2
82 Rockwell Automation 42 22.2
83 Owens-Illinois 89 21.5
84 Asarco 60 21.5
85 General Dynamics 41 20.8
86 Continental Group 45 20.7
87 Deere 104 20.6
88 American Standard 100 20.4
89 Reynolds Metals 97 20.3
90 Youngstown Sheet & Tube 70 20.2
91 Martin Marietta 111 20.1
92 Nabisco Brands 82 19.9
93 Amerada Hess 331 19.8
94 Curtiss-Wright 58 19.4
95 Esmark 5 19.1
96 Scott Paper 133 18.8
97 BP America 99 18.5
98 Chrysler 6 18.5
99 Corning 209 17.5
100 Manville 117 16.7
 
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