An alphabetical index of all the Most Admired companies and contenders this year.
Company Industry Overall score
Nash-Finch Wholesalers: Food and Grocery 4.86
National Oilwell Varco Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 7.65
Nationwide Insurance: Property and Casualty 5.28
Navistar International Motor Vehicle Parts 5.79
NEC Computers 4.90
Neiman Marcus Specialty Retailers: Apparel 6.54
Nestlé Consumer Food Products 7.93
Netflix Internet Services and Retailing 5.37
New York Life Insurance Insurance: Life and Health 6.20
Newell Rubbermaid Home Equipment and Furnishings 5.61
NewPage Holding Forest and Paper Products 3.70
News Corp. Entertainment 5.58
NextEra Energy Electric and Gas Utilities 6.89
Nike Apparel 7.57
Nippon Express Delivery 4.99
Nippon Life Insurance Insurance: Life and Health 5.29
Nippon Steel Metals 6.84
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Telecommunications 6.18
Nissan Motor Motor Vehicles 5.06
Nokia Network and Other Communications Equipment 5.60
Nordstrom General Merchandisers 7.15
Norfolk Southern Trucking, Transportation, Logistics 6.10
Northern Trust Corp. Superregional Banks 6.85
Northrop Grumman Aerospace and Defense 6.64
Northwestern Mutual Insurance: Life and Health 5.89
Novartis Pharmaceuticals 6.56
Nucor Metals 6.52
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.
Winning streaks
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