Pick a state

...What Readers Say
They speak out on the Most Admired...
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 Industry rank
Anadarko Petroleum The Woodlands 7
AT&T Dallas 1
Brinker International Dallas 5
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Fort Worth 3
Centex Dallas 3
ConocoPhillips Houston 5
Continental Airlines Houston 1
Dell Round Rock 6
Enbridge Energy Partners Houston 5
Enterprise GP Holdings Houston 6
Exxon Mobil Irving 1
Fluor Irving 3
J.C. Penney Plano 4
Kimberly-Clark Irving 5
Knight Houston 3
Plains All American Pipeline Houston 4
Southwest Airlines Dallas 3
Spectra Energy Houston 1
Sysco Houston 1
Temple-Inland Austin 3
Texas Instruments Dallas 2
US Oncology Holdings The Woodlands 3
Company City Industry rank
Affiliated Computer Services Dallas 8
Alliance Data Systems Dallas 9
AMR Fort Worth 10
Clear Channel Communications San Antonio 9
Crosstex Energy Dallas 11
D.R. Horton Fort Worth 6
Dean Foods Dallas 11
El Paso Houston 7
Energy Transfer Equity Dallas 9
Group 1 Automotive Houston 6
Perot Systems Plano 6
Pilgrim's Pride Pittsburg 7
Reliant Energy Houston 11
Rush Enterprises New Braunfels 7
Targa Resources Houston 10
Tenet Healthcare Dallas 10
Valero Energy San Antonio 11
From the March 16, 2009 issue
Top 50 Headquarters
Show: Top 50 | All Most Admired: The Americas | Europe | Asia/Australia
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  

  • NEXT
    'Most Admired' banks
    Despite the clouds surrounding the industry, three banks made it to the top 50 of Fortuneís Most Admired Companies list. Watch
  • NEXT
    HP stays lean and mean
    CEO Mark Hurd has transformed HP, No. 30 on Fortuneís Most Admired list, from industry doormat into the largest of the tech titans. Watch
  • BACK
    Least admired companies
    Fortune's Stanley Bing looks at qualities, like repeated layoffs, that could land a company on this, um, prestigious list. Watch
This year Fortune has revamped the Most Admired Survey by combining the former America's Most Admired Company (AMAC) survey and the former World's Most Admired Company (WMAC) survey into one... More