To appear as Most Admired, a company must have scored in the top half of its industry survey. The rest are listed as contenders.
Most Admired
Company City ▾ Overall Score
IBM Armonk 7.79
Corning Corning 6.37
Henry Schein Melville 6.58
Ralph Lauren New York 7.77
Coach New York 6.91
PVH New York 6.7
American Express New York 7.38
Towers Watson New York 6.13
Viacom New York 7.41
Time Warner New York 7.18
CBS New York 6.06
New York Life Insurance New York 6.20
TIAA-CREF New York 5.88
MetLife New York 5.87
Travelers Cos. New York 6.30
IAC/InterActiveCorp New York 6.27
J.P. Morgan Chase New York 7.23
Goldman Sachs Group New York 7.04
Morgan Stanley New York 5.32
Alcoa New York 6.95
Bristol-Myers Squibb New York 6.20
Vornado Realty Trust New York 6.86
Colgate-Palmolive New York 7.51
Estée Lauder New York 7.33
Bank of New York Mellon New York 6.42
Verizon Communications New York 6.94
Philip Morris International New York 8.25
MasterCard Purchase 7.22
PepsiCo Purchase 6.94
Paychex Rochester 6.13
Bunge White Plains 6.47
Company City Overall Score
CA Islandia 4.96
Broadridge Financial Solutions Lake Success 5.80
Warnaco Group New York 6.01
Jones Group New York 5.26
ABM Industries New York 4.96
Consolidated Edison New York 5.28
News Corp. New York 5.58
Sirius XM Radio New York 5.25
Warner Music Group New York 5.22
American International Group New York 4.72
AOL New York 4.44
Citigroup New York 5.15
Pfizer New York 5.39
Jefferies Group New York 5.35
E*Trade Financial New York 4.67
MF Global Holdings New York 2.94
Avon Products New York 5.47
Foot Locker New York 4.48
Jarden Rye 5.68
Universal American Rye Brook 3.86
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