Industry champions
These companies are the most admired in their sector, according to their peers.
Company ▾ Industry Overall score
Alcoa Metals 6.95
Apple Computers 8.42
ArcelorMittal Metals 6.95
Avnet Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 6.95
Berkshire Hathaway Insurance: Property and Casualty 7.34
Caterpillar Industrial and Farm Equipment 7.89
Charles Schwab Securities 6.85
Chevron Petroleum Refining 7.93
Coca-Cola Beverages 6.69
Costco Wholesale Specialty Retailers: Diversified 6.95
DuPont Chemicals 6.67
Fluor Engineering, Construction 7.25
FMC Technologies Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 7.75
General Electric Electronics 6.82
Google Internet Services and Retailing 7.74
HCA Health Care: Medical Facilities 5.94
Henry Schein Wholesalers: Health Care 6.58
IBM Information Technology Services 7.79
Intel Semiconductors 7.80
International Paper Forest and Paper Products 6.20
Intuit Computer Software 6.76
J.P. Morgan Chase Megabanks 7.23
Koç Holding Energy 8.18
Limited Brands Specialty Retailers: Apparel 7.31
McDonald's Food Services 8.27
Medco Health Solutions Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services 6.85
Nestlé Consumer Food Products 7.93
NextEra Energy Electric and Gas Utilities 6.89
Novartis Pharmaceuticals 6.56
Occidental Petroleum Mining, Crude-Oil Production 7.54
Philip Morris International Tobacco 8.25
Procter & Gamble Soaps and Cosmetics 8.10
Prudential Financial Insurance: Life and Health 6.27
Qualcomm Network and Other Communications Equipment 7.71
Ralph Lauren Apparel 7.77
Robert Bosch Motor Vehicle Parts 6.84
Robert Half International Temporary Help 7.38
Sealed Air Packaging, Containers 7.38
St. Jude Medical Medical Equipment 7.02
Stryker Medical Equipment 7.02
Sysco Wholesalers: Food and Grocery 7.56
Target General Merchandisers 7.20
Thomson Reuters Financial Data Services 6.83
Towers Watson Diversified Outsourcing Services 6.13
U.S. Bancorp Superregional Banks 7.12
Union Pacific Trucking, Transportation, Logistics 6.60
United Continental Holdings Airlines 6.35
United Technologies Aerospace and Defense 7.43
UnitedHealth Group Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care 7.15
UPS Delivery 7.42
Verizon Communications Telecommunications 6.94
Visa Consumer Credit Card and Related Services 7.46
Volkswagen Motor Vehicles 7.13
Vornado Realty Trust Real Estate 6.86
W.W. Grainger Wholesalers: Diversified 7.37
Walt Disney Entertainment 8.14
Whirlpool Home Equipment and Furnishings 6.46
Whole Foods Market Food and Drug Stores 7.18
Wilmar International Food Production 7.01
Wyndham Worldwide Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 7.77
From the March 19, 2012 issue
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Where are the Most Admired?
Heat Map
The Most Admired companies in America are spread out across the country, but a few states dominate.
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Most Admired Industry Stars
These 20 Most Admired companies have landed among the top in their industries for multiple years.
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The experts chose the top 50. Now it's your turn. 'Like' the company you most admire to vote. The top 5 reader favorites are below.

Company # of 'Likes'
1. Apple 1,188
2. Teradata 651
3. Tupperware Brands 564
4. FedEx 391
5. IBM 304
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