1979 Full list
1 General Motors 63,221.1 3,508.0
2 Exxon Mobil 60,334.5 2,763.0
3 Ford Motor 42,784.1 1,588.9
4 Mobil 34,736.0 1,125.6
5 Texaco 28,607.5 852.5
6 ChevronTexaco 23,232.4 1,105.9
7 Intl. Business Machines 21,076.1 3,110.6
8 General Electric 19,653.8 1,229.7
9 Gulf Oil 18,069.0 791.0
10 Chrysler 16,340.7 -204.6
11 ITT Industries 15,261.2 661.8
12 Amoco 14,961.5 1,076.4
13 Atlantic Richfield 12,298.4 804.3
14 Shell Oil 11,062.9 813.6
15 U.S. Steel 11,049.5 242.0
16 DuPont 10,584.2 787.0
17 AT&T Technologies 9,521.8 561.2
18 Conoco 9,455.2 451.3
19 Tenneco Automotive 8,762.0 466.0
20 Procter & Gamble 8,099.7 511.7
21 Union Carbide 7,869.7 394.3
22 Goodyear Tire & Rubber 7,489.1 226.1
23 Sunoco 7,428.2 365.4
24 Caterpillar 7,219.2 566.3
25 Eastman Kodak 7,012.9 902.3
26 ConocoPhillips 6,997.8 710.5
27 Dow Chemical 6,887.6 575.2
28 Navistar International 6,664.3 186.7
29 CBS 6,663.3 243.4
30 RCA 6,600.6 278.4
31 Beatrice 6,313.9 221.5
32 United Technologies 6,265.3 234.1
33 Occidental Petroleum 6,252.6 6.7
34 Bethlehem Steel 6,184.9 225.1
35 Unocal 5,954.9 382.3
36 Xerox 5,901.9 476.9
37 Rockwell Automation 5,832.8 176.6
38 Esmark 5,827.2 80.1
39 Kraft 5,669.9 184.0
40 Boeing 5,463.0 322.9
41 General Foods 5,376.2 169.5
42 LTV 5,260.5 39.6
43 BP America 5,197.7 450.2
44 Ashland 5,166.7 244.8
45 Monsanto 5,018.7 302.6
46 Altria Group 4,968.9 408.6
47 Nabisco Group Holdings 4,951.7 441.9
48 Firestone Tire & Rubber 4,878.1 -148.3
49 Amerada Hess 4,701.1 142.4
50 3M 4,661.7 563.0
51 Citgo Petroleum 4,660.9 118.0
52 Marathon Oil 4,509.4 225.2
53 Georgia-Pacific 4,403.0 302.0
54 ARMCO 4,357.3 198.3
55 Greyhound 4,351.2 58.4
56 Coca-Cola 4,337.9 374.7
57 Colgate-Palmolive 4,312.1 175.6
58 Gulf & Western Industries 4,312.0 180.5
59 Sealed Air 4,309.6 170.4
60 PepsiCo 4,300.0 225.8
61 Deere 4,155.0 264.8
62 International Paper 4,150.2 234.2
63 McDonnell Douglas 4,130.3 161.1
64 Ralston Purina 4,058.4 154.6
65 Alcoa 4,051.8 312.7
66 American Can 3,981.0 105.6
67 Continental Group 3,943.9 126.2
68 Borden Chemical 3,802.6 135.8
69 Weyerhaeuser 3,799.4 371.1
70 TRW 3,787.2 174.2
71 National Intergroup 3,750.4 112.4
72 Litton Industries 3,651.3 -90.8
73 Sperry 3,649.5 176.6
74 Champion International 3,632.4 168.7
75 Bendix 3,625.5 129.6
76 Signal Companies 3,571.8 160.7
77 Honeywell 3,547.8 201.4
78 Sara Lee 3,535.6 100.6
79 Getty Oil 3,514.7 327.8
80 Johnson & Johnson 3,497.3 299.1
81 Lockheed Martin 3,496.3 64.9
82 Republic Steel 3,479.5 111.1
83 Fortune Brands 3,293.5 211.5
84 Honeywell Intl. 3,268.0 120.2
85 Ryerson Tull 3,248.0 158.3
86 General Mills 3,243.0 135.8
87 CBS 3,241.6 198.1
88 Raytheon 3,239.3 150.0
89 Textron 3,230.6 168.1
90 Bestfoods 3,221.8 147.3
91 Farmland Industries 3,215.7 N.A.
92 General Dynamics 3,205.2 -48.1
93 Owens-Illinois 3,111.7 85.2
94 Wyeth 3,062.6 348.4
95 Dresser Industries 3,054.0 203.9
96 Iowa Beef Processors 2,968.1 33.6
97 FMC 2,912.8 140.9
98 Warner-Lambert 2,878.5 207.9
99 Reynolds Metals 2,829.3 117.8
100 PPG Industries 2,794.0 132.1
 
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