Companies
An alphabetical index of all the Most Admired companies and contenders this year.
Company Industry Overall score
Kajima Engineering, Construction 5.01
Kao Soaps and Cosmetics 5.82
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Industrial and Farm Equipment 6.12
KDDI Telecommunications 5.89
Kellogg Consumer Food Products 6.26
Kelly Services Temporary Help 4.86
KeyCorp Superregional Banks 4.41
Kimberly-Clark Soaps and Cosmetics 7.03
Kindred Healthcare Health Care: Medical Facilities 5.23
Kirin Holdings Beverages 4.53
Kobe Steel Metals 6.38
Kohl's General Merchandisers 5.70
Komatsu Industrial and Farm Equipment 6.48
Korea Gas Energy 6.45
Koç Holding Energy 8.18
Kraft Foods Consumer Food Products 6.05
Kroger Food & Drug Stores 6.55
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