America's Most Admired Companies
Industry champions
These companies are the most admired in their sector, according to their peers.
Accenture Information Technology Services 7.63
Altria Group Tobacco 8.05
Anheuser-Busch Beverages 8.03
Apache Mining, Crude-Oil Production 7.08
Aramark Diversified Outsourcing 7.14
Bank of New York Co. Superregional Banks 7.35
Berkshire Hathaway Insurance: P & C 7.88
Bunge Food Production 7.14
CarMax Automotive Retailing, Services 6.76
CDW Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 7.59
Continental Airlines Airlines 7.36
Dun & Bradstreet Financial Data Services 7.49
DuPont Chemicals 7.58
EMC Computer Peripherals 7.63
Exelon Electric and Gas Utilities 8.25
Expeditors Intl. of Washington Transportation and Logistics 6.91
Exxon Mobil Petroleum Refining 8.27
FMC Technologies Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 7.95
Fortune Brands Home Equipment, Furnishings 7.85
General Electric Electronics 8.20
Golden West Financial Mortgage Services 7.90
Google Internet Services and Retailing 7.60
Health Management Associates Health Care: Medical Facilities 7.16
Henry Schein Wholesalers: Health Care 7.33
Herman Miller Furniture 7.87
Home Depot Specialty Retailers 7.82
Illinois Tool Works Industrial & Farm Equipment 7.41
International Paper Forest & Paper Products 7.45
Intl. Business Machines Computers 7.31
Intuit Computer Software 7.70
Jacobs Engineering Grp. Engineering, Construction 6.94
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals 7.63
Johnson Controls Motor Vehicles & Parts 7.67
KB Home Homebuilders 7.29
Kinder Morgan Energy Pipelines 7.33
Manpower Temporary Help 7.48
Marriott International Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 7.69
Medtronic Medical Products & Equipment 7.64
Merrill Lynch Securities 6.18
Nestle Consumer Food Products 7.97
Nike Apparel 7.68
Nordstrom General Merchandisers 8.07
Northwestern Mutual Insurance: Life, Health 7.42
Procter & Gamble Household and Personal Products 8.45
Qualcomm Network Communications 7.57
SBC Communications Telecommunications 7.09
Sealed Air Packaging, Containers 7.33
Simon Property Group Real Estate 8.03
Starbucks Food Services 8.11
Sysco Wholesalers: Food and Grocery 7.71
Texas Instruments Semiconductors 7.85
Toyota Motor Motor Vehicles 7.42
True Value Wholesalers: Diversified 7.14
Union Pacific Railroads 7.01
United Parcel Service Delivery 8.54
United Technologies Aerospace and Defense 7.18
UnitedHealth Group Health Care: Insurance 8.60
USG Building Materials, Glass 7.25
Walgreen Food & Drug Stores 8.14
Walt Disney Entertainment 8.39
Washington Post Publishing 7.46
Wells Fargo Mega-Banks 7.69
Worthington Industries Metals 7.66
WPS Resources Energy 7.36
YRC Worldwide Trucking 7.90
How the states stack up
California 39
New York 36
Texas 29
Most admired for managing talent
General Electric 1
Procter & Gamble 1
Google 1
Most admired for innovation
Apple Computer 1
Google 1
UnitedHealth Group 1
Industry champions
Home Depot Specialty retailers
IBM Computers
Toyota Motor vehicles
How we pick the Most Admired companies
The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group started with the FORTUNE 1,000... (more)