Companies
An alphabetical index of all the Most Admired companies and contenders this year.
Company Industry Overall score
Daimler Motor Vehicles 6.75
Danone Consumer Food Products 6.55
Darden Restaurants Food Services 5.84
DaVita Health Care: Medical Facilities 5.68
Dean Foods Consumer Food Products 4.18
Deere Industrial and Farm Equipment 7.65
Delhaize Group Food & Drug Stores 5.56
Dell Computers 6.14
Delta Air Lines Airlines 6.01
Denso Motor Vehicle Parts 4.94
Deutsche Bank Megabanks 5.46
Deutsche Post (DHL) Delivery 6.16
Deutsche Telekom Telecommunications 5.90
Devon Energy Mining, Crude-Oil Production 6.64
Diageo Beverages 5.21
Dillard's General Merchandisers 3.81
Discover Financial Services Consumer Credit Card and Related Services 5.91
Discovery Communications Entertainment 6.94
Dollar General General Merchandisers 5.29
Dominion Resources Electric and Gas Utilities 6.83
Domtar Forest and Paper Products 5.29
Dongfeng Motor Motor Vehicles 3.11
Dow Chemical Chemicals 5.67
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Beverages 5.17
Duke Energy Electric and Gas Utilities 5.60
Dun & Bradstreet Financial Data Services 5.57
DuPont Chemicals 6.67
From the March 19, 2012 issue
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Where are the Most Admired?
Heat Map
The Most Admired companies in America are spread out across the country, but a few states dominate.
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Most Admired Industry Stars
These 20 Most Admired companies have landed among the top in their industries for multiple years.
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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
The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group start with about 1,400 companies... More