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An alphabetical index of all the Most Admired companies and contenders this year.
Company Industry Overall score
3M Medical and Other Precision Equipment 6.96
ABB Industrial and Farm Equipment 5.85
Abbott Laboratories Pharmaceuticals 6.78
AbitibiBowater Forest and Paper Products 3.93
ABM Industries Diversified Outsourcing Services 5.00
Accenture Infotech Services 7.46
ACS Engineering, Construction 6.39
Adecco Temporary Help 5.20
Adobe Systems Computer Software 7.32
Advanced Micro Devices Semiconductors 4.33
Aegon Insurance: Life and Health 4.69
AEON Food and Drug Stores 5.34
AES Electric and Gas 5.23
Aetna Health Care: Insurance, Managed Care 7.39
Affiliated Computer Services Infotech Services 4.88
Aflac Insurance: Life and Health 6.68
AIMCO Real Estate 4.99
Air France-KLM Group Airlines 7.15
Air Products & Chemicals Chemicals 5.66
Airgas Wholesalers: Diversified 6.08
Aisin Seiki Motor Vehicle Parts 5.50
Akzo Nobel Chemicals 4.57
Alcatel-Lucent Network Communications 4.09
Alcoa Metals 7.05
All Nippon Airways Airlines 5.21
Alliance Data Systems Financial Data Services 5.47
Alliance One International Tobacco 5.20
Allianz Insurance: Property and Casualty 6.20
Allstate Insurance: Property and Casualty 5.91
Alstom Industrial and Farm Equipment 5.30
Altria Group Tobacco 8.01
Aluminum Corp. of China Metals 5.67 Internet Services and Retailing 7.00
Amerco Trucking 4.24
American Electric Power Energy 6.03
American Express Consumer Credit Card and Related Services 6.79
Amerigroup Health Care: Insurance, Managed Care 5.06
AmerisourceBergen Wholesalers: Health Care 5.43
Amgen Pharmaceuticals 6.47
AMR Airlines 4.57
América Móvil Telecommunications 5.28
Anadarko Petroleum Mining, Crude-Oil Production 5.29
Anglo American Mining, Crude-Oil Production 5.04
Anheuser-Busch Beverages 7.50
Anixter International Wholesalers: Diversified 5.44
Apple Computers 7.07
Applied Materials Semiconductors 6.77
Aramark Diversified Outsourcing Services 6.62
ArcelorMittal Metals 6.89
Archer Daniels Midland Food Production 7.06
AREVA Group Energy 5.76
Arkansas Best Trucking 6.17
Armstrong Holdings Building Materials, Glass 4.92
Arrow Electronics Wholesalers: Electronics 6.58
Asahi Breweries Beverages 4.18
Asbury Automotive Group Automotive, Retailing 4.64
Assicurazioni Generali Insurance: Life and Health 4.49
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals 6.18
Asustek Computer Computers 4.21
AT&T Telecommunications 7.05
Autodesk Computer Software 6.63
Automatic Data Processing Financial Data Services 6.77
AutoNation Automotive, Retailing 6.37
Avis Budget Group Automotive, Retailing 5.36
Aviva Insurance: Life and Health 4.49
Avnet Wholesalers: Electronics 6.97
Avon Products Soaps and Cosmetics 5.82
AXA Insurance: Life and Health 5.48
From the March 16, 2009 issue
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