1987 Profits
1 Exxon Mobil 2 5,360.0
2 Intl. Business Machines 4 4,789.0
3 Ford Motor 3 3,285.1
4 General Motors 1 2,944.7
5 General Electric 6 2,492.0
6 DuPont 9 1,538.0
7 Altria Group 12 1,478.0
8 Mobil 5 1,407.0
9 Chrysler 11 1,403.6
10 Nabisco Group Holdings 14 1,064.0
11 Coca-Cola 38 934.3
12 Shell Oil 15 883.0
13 3M 39 779.0
14 Wyeth 74 778.8
15 Amoco 13 747.0
16 Dow Chemical 27 732.0
17 Texaco 8 725.0
18 ChevronTexaco 10 715.0
19 Procter & Gamble 18 709.0
20 Merck 91 675.7
21 CBS 28 670.8
22 Boeing 16 665.0
23 Pfizer 84 660.0
24 Digital Equipment 44 617.4
25 Atlantic Richfield 20 615.1
26 Rockwell Automation 24 611.2
27 Honeywell Intl. 25 605.0
28 Bristol-Myers Squibb 76 589.5
29 Eli Lilly 101 558.2
30 Abbott Laboratories 96 540.5
31 US Pharmaceuticals 99 521.1
32 Anheuser-Busch 43 518.0
33 Hewlett-Packard 51 516.0
34 Union Carbide 42 496.0
35 ITT Industries 41 493.7
36 Xerox 32 465.0
37 PepsiCo 34 457.5
38 Baxter International 63 444.0
39 Monsanto 55 433.0
40 Kraft 37 413.2
41 Emerson Electric 73 408.9
42 Times Mirror 133 408.1
43 Lockheed Martin 30 408.0
44 Squibb 153 396.3
45 Raytheon 48 393.2
46 Ralston Purina 65 388.7
47 Sunoco 33 385.0
48 Time Warner 98 376.4
49 Eastman Kodak 26 374.0
50 Fortune Brands 68 365.3
51 NCR 75 336.5
52 Johnson & Johnson 53 329.5
53 Kellogg 120 318.9
54 PPG Industries 78 316.4
55 Warner-Lambert 127 309.5
56 International Paper 66 305.0
57 H.J. Heinz 88 301.7
58 Georgia-Pacific 50 296.0
59 Tribune 176 292.9
60 McDonnell Douglas 23 277.5
61 Weyerhaeuser 62 276.7
62 Gannett 138 276.4
63 Kimberly-Clark 90 269.4
64 Schering-Plough 157 265.8
65 Alcoa 79 254.1
66 Pharmacia 162 252.6
67 J.E. Seagram 197 247.0
68 Textron 69 239.2
69 Teledyne 124 238.3
70 Archer Daniels Midland 67 230.4
71 ConocoPhillips 31 228.0
72 Hercules 148 226.7
73 USG 136 225.5
74 Sara Lee 40 223.5
75 Borden Chemical 70 223.3
76 Campbell Soup 87 223.2
77 Bestfoods 81 219.2
78 TRW 58 217.7
79 Celanese 134 213.0
80 Ashland 54 208.6
81 Pillsbury 61 208.1
82 BorgWarner 110 206.3
83 Masco 230 203.4
84 American Cyanamid 94 202.5
85 Martin Marietta 77 202.3
86 Champion International 86 200.8
87 Whirlpool 93 199.6
88 Motorola 60 194.0
89 Reynolds Metals 109 191.8
90 American Standard 121 188.5
91 Louisiana-Pacific 224 187.9
92 Scott Paper 115 186.5
93 General Mills 80 183.5
94 Dow Jones 272 183.4
95 Occidental Petroleum 19 181.1
96 Quaker Oats 104 179.6
97 Owens-Illinois 108 179.2
98 Ethyl 215 177.7
99 Colgate-Palmolive 71 177.5
100 Corning 193 177.1
 
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