Companies
An alphabetical index of all the Most Admired companies and contenders this year.
Company Industry Overall score
3M Scientific, Photographic and Control Equipment N.A.
ABB Industrial and Farm Equipment 6.87
Abbott Laboratories Pharmaceuticals 6.39
Abercrombie & Fitch Specialty Retailers: Apparel 6.14
AbitibiBowater Forest and Paper Products 3.70
ABM Industries Diversified Outsourcing Services 4.96
Accenture Information Technology Services 7.57
Accor Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 5.54
Acer Computers 4.62
Activision Blizzard Computer Software 6.03
Adecco Group Temporary Help 5.60
Adidas Apparel 6.64
Adobe Systems Computer Software 6.69
Advanced Micro Devices Semiconductors 4.18
Aegon Insurance: Life and Health 5.34
AES Energy 5.26
Aetna Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care 6.25
Aflac Insurance: Life and Health 6.24
Air France-KLM Group Airlines 5.85
Airgas Wholesalers: Diversified 6.16
Aisin Seiki Motor Vehicle Parts 3.84
Ajinomoto Consumer Food Products 4.84
Aker Solutions Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 5.25
Akzo Nobel Chemicals 4.99
Alcatel-Lucent Network and Other Communications Equipment 5.18
Alcoa Metals 6.95
All Nippon Airways Airlines 5.37
Alliance Data Systems Consumer Credit Card and Related Services 5.32
Alliance One International Tobacco 5.31
Allianz Insurance: Property and Casualty 5.78
Allstate Insurance: Property and Casualty 5.12
Alstom Industrial and Farm Equipment 6.17
Altria Group Tobacco 7.52
Aluminum Corp. of China Metals 5.58
Amazon.com Internet Services and Retailing 7.45
American Eagle Outfitters Specialty Retailers: Apparel 4.65
American Express Consumer Credit Card and Related Services 7.38
American International Group Insurance: Property and Casualty 4.72
Amerigroup Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care 5.09
AmerisourceBergen Wholesalers: Health Care 5.82
Amgen Pharmaceuticals 5.93
AMR Airlines 3.37
América Móvil Telecommunications 6.00
Andersons Wholesalers: Food and Grocery 4.92
Anglo American Mining, Crude-Oil Production 4.72
Anheuser-Busch InBev Beverages 6.48
Anixter International Wholesalers: Diversified 6.10
AOL Internet Services and Retailing 4.44
Apache Mining, Crude-Oil Production 7.09
Apple Computers 8.42
Applied Materials Semiconductors 6.60
Aramark Diversified Outsourcing Services 6.11
ArcelorMittal Metals 6.95
Archer Daniels Midland Food Production 6.77
AREVA Group Energy 3.76
Arrow Electronics Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 6.88
Asahi Breweries (Asahi Group Holdings) Beverages 4.63
Asahi Kasei Chemicals 4.68
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals 5.22
AT&T Telecommunications 6.64
Autodesk Computer Software 6.42
Automatic Data Processing Financial Data Services 6.50
AutoZone Specialty Retailers: Diversified 5.26
Aviation Industry Corp. of China Aerospace and Defense 3.83
Avnet Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 6.95
Avon Products Soaps and Cosmetics 5.47
AXA Insurance: Life and Health 5.71
From the March 19, 2012 issue
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The experts chose the top 50. Now it's your turn. 'Like' the company you most admire to vote. The top 5 reader favorites are below.

Company # of 'Likes'
1. Apple 1,188
2. Teradata 651
3. Tupperware Brands 564
4. FedEx 391
5. IBM 304
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