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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
Whole Foods Market Austin 2
Southwest Airlines Dallas 3
Texas Instruments Dallas 2
Neiman Marcus Dallas 4
AT&T Dallas 3
Plains All American Pipeline Houston 2
Fluor Irving 5
Exxon Mobil Irving 3
J.C. Penney Plano 5
Dell Round Rock 6
US Oncology Holdings The Woodlands 3
Company City Industry rank
Temple-Inland Austin 9
Alliance Data Systems Dallas 8
Dean Foods Dallas 13
Brinker International Dallas 7
Tenet Healthcare Dallas 10
AMR Fort Worth 12
D.R. Horton Fort Worth 6
GameStop Grapevine 8
Enterprise GP Holdings Houston 10
ConocoPhillips Houston 9
Kimberly-Clark Irving 7
CC Media Holdings San Antonio 11
Valero Energy San Antonio 11
From the March 21, 2011 issue
Top 50 Headquarters
Show: Top 50 | All Most Admired: The Americas | Europe | Asia/Australia
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The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group start with about 1,400 companies... More