Industry champions
These companies are the most admired in their sector, according to their peers.
Company Industry Overall score
United Technologies Aerospace and Defense 7.70
Delta Air Lines Airlines 6.44
Nike Apparel 8.07
Coca-Cola Beverages 5.93
BASF Chemicals 7.23
Adobe Systems Computer Software 6.95
Apple Computers 8.16
American Express Consumer Credit Card and Related Services 6.93
Nestlé Consumer Food Products 8.13
UPS Delivery 7.42
Aramark Diversified Outsourcing Services 6.45
Southern Electric and Gas Utilities 6.95
NextEra Energy Electric and Gas Utilities 6.95
General Electric Electronics 6.43
RWE Energy 7.00
EMCOR Group Engineering, Construction 7.45
Walt Disney Entertainment 8.07
Automatic Data Processing Financial Data Services 6.78
Publix Super Markets Food and Drug Stores 6.84
Archer Daniels Midland Food Production 6.93
McDonald's Food Services 7.97
Weyerhaeuser Forest and Paper Products 6.61
Wal-Mart Stores General Merchandisers 6.93
UnitedHealth Group Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care 7.10
HCA Health Care: Medical Facilities 6.34
Medco Health Solutions Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services 7.21
Whirlpool Home Equipment, Furnishings 6.56
KB Home Homebuilders 5.95
Marriott International Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 7.41
Deere Industrial and Farm Equipment 7.32
IBM Information Technology Services 7.64
Northwestern Mutual Insurance: Life and Health 6.45
Berkshire Hathaway Insurance: Property and Casualty 6.88
Google Internet Services and Retailing 8.22
3M Medical and Other Precision Equipment 7.29
Goldman Sachs Group Megabanks 7.25
POSCO Metals 7.21
Occidental Petroleum Mining, Crude-Oil Production 7.65
Michelin Motor Vehicle Parts 6.62
BMW Motor Vehicles 6.88
Qualcomm Network and Other Communications Equipment 7.20
Ball Packaging, Containers 7.24
Statoil Petroleum Refining 7.73
Novartis Pharmaceuticals 7.02
Simon Property Group Real Estate 6.68
Charles Schwab Securities 7.23
Intel Semiconductors 7.15
Procter & Gamble Soaps and Cosmetics 7.43
Limited Brands Specialty Retailers: Apparel 6.49
Costco Wholesale Specialty Retailers: Diversified 6.68
U.S. Bancorp Superregional Banks 7.27
Telefónica Telecommunications 7.01
Manpower Temporary Help 7.35
British American Tobacco Tobacco 7.17
Union Pacific Trucking, Transportation, Logistics 6.63
W.W. Grainger Wholesalers: Diversified 7.77
Avnet Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 6.80
McKesson Wholesalers: Health Care 6.59
From the March 21, 2011 issue
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