Industry champions
These companies are the most admired in their sector, according to their peers.
Company Industry Overall score
United Technologies Aerospace and Defense 7.32
Singapore Airlines Airlines 6.68
Nike Apparel 8.15
Coca-Cola Beverages 6.98
BASF Chemicals 7.04
Adobe Systems Computer Software 7.31
Apple Computers 7.95
Visa Consumer Credit Card and Services 7.21
Nestlé Consumer Food Products 7.63
UPS Delivery 8.20
Aramark Diversified Outsourcing Services 6.60
FPL Group Electric & Gas Utilities 7.05
General Electric Electronics 7.07
E.ON Energy 7.06
EMCOR Group Engineering and Construction 6.42
Walt Disney Entertainment 8.00
Automatic Data Processing Financial Data Services 6.69
CVS/Caremark Food and Drug Stores 6.67
Archer Daniels Midland Food Production 7.20
McDonald's Food Services 8.08
International Paper Forest and Paper Products 6.12
Wal-Mart Stores General Merchandisers 7.14
Aetna Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care 6.79
DaVita Health Care: Medical Facilities 6.54
Medco Health Solutions Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services 6.57
Herman Miller Home Equipment, Furnishings 6.39
Toll Brothers Homebuilders 6.77
Marriott International Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 7.81
Caterpillar Industrial and Farm Equipment 7.06
IBM Information Technology Services 7.60
New York Life Insurance: Life and Health 6.72
Berkshire Hathaway Insurance: Property and Casualty 7.12
Google Internet Services and Retailing 7.70
Becton Dickinson Medical and Other Precision Equipment 6.90
Goldman Sachs Group Megabanks 7.66
Alcoa Metals 7.24
Occidental Petroleum Mining, Crude-Oil Production 7.27
Robert Bosch Motor Vehicle Parts 6.90
BMW Motor vehicles 6.94
Cisco Systems Network and Other Communications Equipment 7.83
FMC Technologies Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 7.94
Exxon Mobil Petroleum Refining 7.36
Abbott Laboratories Pharmaceuticals 6.68
Intel Semiconductors 7.96
Procter & Gamble Soaps and Cosmetics 7.94
Costco Wholesale Specialty Retailers 6.67
Northern Trust Superregional Banks 6.94
Verizon Communications Telecommunications 6.67
Robert Half International Temporary Help 6.12
Philip Morris International Tobacco 7.72
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Trucking, Transportation, Logistics 7.14
W.W. Grainger Wholesalers: Diversified 7.55
Sysco Wholesalers: Food and Grocery 7.77
McKesson Wholesalers: Health Care 7.28
Avnet Wholesalers: Office Equipment and Electronics 6.55
From the March 22, 2010 issue
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Apple 1
Google 1
Nike 1
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Goldman Sachs Group 1
Apple 1
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Exxon Mobil 1
Google 1
Intel 1
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