1959 Profits
1 General Motors 1 633.6
2 Exxon Mobil 2 562.5
3 DuPont 16 341.2
4 Gulf Oil 7 329.5
5 Texaco 9 310.2
6 U.S. Steel 5 301.6
7 ChevronTexaco 19 257.8
8 General Electric 4 242.9
9 Mobil 6 156.8
10 Bethlehem Steel 12 137.7
11 Intl. Business Machines 28 126.2
12 Union Carbide 23 124.9
13 Amoco 14 117.8
14 Shell Oil 18 116.6
15 Eastman Kodak 45 98.9
16 Ford Motor 3 95.7
17 AT&T Technologies 10 85.9
18 ConocoPhillips 32 84.2
19 Nabisco Group Holdings 54 78.3
20 CBS 13 74.8
21 Procter & Gamble 24 73.2
22 International Paper 38 72.0
23 Goodyear Tire & Rubber 22 65.7
24 Republic Steel 40 61.9
25 Kennecott 99 60.1
26 Fortune Brands 55 58.8
27 ARMCO 43 57.5
28 Firestone Tire & Rubber 33 53.8
29 Weyerhaeuser 94 49.6
30 Sinclair Oil 27 49.5
31 General Foods 36 48.4
32 Ryerson Tull 51 47.9
33 Conoco 60 47.5
34 American Can 34 46.4
35 Dow Chemical 56 46.1
36 Kraft 21 45.5
37 Citgo Petroleum 35 44.9
38 NL Industries 86 44.7
39 3M 110 43.9
40 American Cyanamid 71 43.8
41 Navistar International 30 43.0
42 Alcoa 46 42.9
43 Wyeth 112 42.4
44 United Technologies 26 42.3
45 Deere 81 42.1
46 Continental Group 31 41.4
47 USG 153 40.9
48 Sunray DX Oil 113 40.7
49 Reynolds Metals 87 38.2
50 Owens-Illinois 75 37.8
51 General Dynamics 20 36.7
52 Phelps Dodge 151 36.5
53 National Intergroup 64 35.8
54 Goodrich 48 35.5
55 Monsanto 63 34.5
56 Honeywell Intl. 57 34.2
57 Anaconda 72 33.9
58 Atlantic Richfield 65 33.8
59 Crown Zellerbach 85 33.2
60 Bestfoods 82 32.5
61 Caterpillar 61 32.2
62 Marathon Oil 149 32.2
63 PPG Industries 74 32.1
64 Sunoco 47 32.1
65 Campbell Soup 76 31.5
66 Liggett Group 134 31.2
67 RCA 29 30.9
68 Coca-Cola 136 30.0
69 Boeing 17 29.4
70 Pure Oil 80 28.8
71 Parke, Davis 229 28.0
72 Merck 197 27.7
73 Skelly Oil 164 27.7
74 Sperry 44 27.5
75 Lorillard 150 27.0
76 Rockwell Automation 41 26.8
77 ITT Industries 49 26.6
78 Ingersoll-Rand 232 26.4
79 American Motors 83 26.1
80 Gillette 207 25.6
81 Kaisertech 95 25.2
82 Curtiss-Wright 101 25.1
83 Unocal 96 25.0
84 Borden Chemical 39 24.6
85 Kimberly-Clark 128 24.4
86 BP America 102 24.0
87 Pfizer 185 24.0
88 Eli Lilly 222 23.7
89 Jones & Laughlin Steel 52 23.2
90 Uniroyal 42 22.7
91 Honeywell 129 22.6
92 Amerada Hess 338 22.5
93 Scott Paper 143 22.1
94 Nabisco Brands 92 22.1
95 Manville 137 21.9
96 Youngstown Sheet & Tube 77 21.5
97 Aeroquip-Vickers 192 21.4
98 Bendix 58 21.2
99 Colgate-Palmolive 67 21.2
100 BorgWarner 68 21.1
 
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