358 Most Admired companies
An alphabetical index of all Most Admired companies from the top 50 survey and industry rankings this year.
Company ▾ Industry Overall score
W.W. Grainger Wholesalers: Diversified 7.37
Wal-Mart Stores General Merchandisers 6.92
Walgreen Food & Drug Stores 6.46
Walt Disney Entertainment 8.14
WellPoint Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care 6.03
Wells Fargo Megabanks 6.48
Western Digital Computers 5.60
Weyerhaeuser Forest and Paper Products 5.66
Whirlpool Home Equipment and Furnishings 6.46
Whole Foods Market Food and Drug Stores 7.18
Wilmar International Food Production 7.01
Wyndham Worldwide Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 7.77
Wynn Resorts Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 7.65
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