Industry champions
These companies are the most admired in their sector, according to their peers.
Accenture Information Technology Services 7.38
Alcan Metals 7.89
American Express Megabanks and Credit Card Companies 7.56
Anheuser-Busch Beverages 7.78
Apache Mining, Crude-Oil Production 7.16
AutoNation Automotive Retailing, Services 7.27
BMW Motor Vehicles 7.40
Bank of New York Superregional Banks 7.83
BellSouth Telecommunications 7.32
Berkshire Hathaway Insurance: Property and Casualty 8.06
Bunge Food Production 7.14
CHS Wholesalers: Food and Grocery 8.70
Cardinal Health Wholesalers: Health Care 7.66
Centex Homebuilders 7.39
Cintas Diversified Outsourcing Services 7.20
Cisco Systems Network Communications 7.73
Continental Airlines Airlines 7.86
Con-way Transportation and Logistics 7.51
Costco Wholesale Specialty Retailers 7.19
DuPont Chemicals 7.01
Dun & Bradstreet Financial Data Services 7.22
Exxon Mobil Petroleum Refining 8.09
FPL Group Electric and Gas Utilities 7.47
FedEx Delivery 8.53
Genentech Pharmaceuticals 7.88
General Electric Electronics 8.04
Graybar Electric Wholesalers: Diversified 7.51
Herman Miller Furniture 8.08
IAC/InterActiveCorp Internet Services and Retailing 8.23
IBM Computers 7.46
Illinois Tool Works Industrial and Farm Equipment 7.49
Ingram Micro Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 6.88
International Paper Forest and Paper Products 7.60
Intuit Computer Software 7.55
Johnson Controls Motor Vehicle Parts 7.18
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Pipelines 8.10
LandAmerica Financial Group Mortgage Services 7.49
Lehman Brothers Holdings Securities 6.92
Manor Care Health Care: Medical Facilities 7.59
Marriott International Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 7.25
Nestlé Consumer Food Products 7.82
Network Appliance Computer Peripherals 8.10
Nike Apparel 7.82
Nordstrom General Merchandisers 7.44
Northwestern Mutual Insurance: Life and Health 7.31
Oneok Energy 7.40
Pactiv Packaging, Containers 7.02
Peter Kiewit Sons' Engineering, Construction 7.20
ProLogis Real Estate 7.62
Procter & Gamble Household and Personal Products 8.48
Robert Half International Temporary Help 7.40
Schlumberger Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 7.34
St. Jude Medical Medical Products and Equipment 7.83
Starbucks Food Services 8.09
Texas Instruments Semiconductors 7.73
Union Pacific Railroads 7.20
United Technologies Aerospace and Defense 7.37
Vulcan Materials Building Materials, Glass 7.75
Walt Disney Entertainment 8.08
Washington Post Publishing 7.83
WellPoint Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care 7.68
Whole Foods Market Food and Drug Stores 7.91
YRC Worldwide Trucking 7.80
From the March 19, 2007 issue
How the states stack up
California 39
New York 37
Texas 34
Most admired for people management
FedEx 1
Procter & Gamble 1
Google 2
Most admired for innovation
Apple 2
Google 2
FedEx 1
Industry champions
Nike Apparel
Whole Foods Food and Drug Stores
Cisco Network Communications
How we pick the Most Admired companies
The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group started with the FORTUNE 1,000... (more)