Industries
  Industry
A Aerospace and Defense
  Airlines
  Apparel
B Beverages
C Chemicals
  Computer Software
  Computers
  Consumer Credit Card and Related Services
  Consumer Food Products
D Delivery
  Diversified Outsourcing Services
E Electric and Gas Utilities
  Electronics
  Energy
  Engineering, Construction
  Entertainment
F Financial Data Services
  Food and Drug Stores
  Food Production
  Food Services
  Forest and Paper Products
G General Merchandisers
H Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care
  Health Care: Medical Facilities
  Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services
  Home Equipment, Furnishings
  Hotels, Casinos, Resorts
I Industrial and Farm Equipment
  Information Technology Services
  Insurance: Life and Health
  Insurance: Property and Casualty
  Internet Services and Retailing
M Medical Equipment
  Megabanks
  Metals
  Mining, Crude-Oil Production
  Motor Vehicle Parts
  Motor Vehicles
N Network and Other Communications Equipment
O Oil and Gas Equipment, Services
P Packaging, Containers
  Petroleum Refining
  Pharmaceuticals
R Real Estate
S Securities
  Semiconductors
  Soaps and Cosmetics
  Specialty Retailers: Apparel
  Specialty Retailers: Diversified
  Superregional Banks
T Telecommunications
  Temporary Help
  Tobacco
  Trucking, Transportation, Logistics
W Wholesalers: Diversified
  Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment
  Wholesalers: Food and Grocery
  Wholesalers: Health Care
From the March 19, 2012 issue
Galleries & video
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.
Find companies you most admire
 Innovation  Quality of management
 People management  Financial soundness
 Use of corporate assets  Long-term investment
 Social responsibility  Product/services quality
 Global competitiveness  



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