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Best companies by state
State No. of most admired cos.
California 39
New York 38
Texas 32
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Most admired for people management
Company Industry rank
Medco Health Solutions 1
Walt Disney 1
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Most admired for innovation
Company Industry rank
Apple 1
Nike 1
Medco Health Solutions 1
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Industry champions
Company Industry
Nestlé Consumer Food Products
BMW Motor Vehicles
McDonald's Food Services
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Innovation For the third straight year, Apple is the most admired company for innovation.
People management BMW and Walt Disney are among the companies that get top marks for managing their talent.
Use of corporate assets Fortune Brands ranks No. 1 for use of corporate assets this year; last year it didn't even make the top 10.
Social responsibility International Paper jumps to No. 1, up from No. 8 last year.
Quality of management Knight and McDonald's top the rankings for management quality this year, knocking out perennial leaders Procter & Gamble and General Electric.
Financial soundness Exxon Mobil keeps its hold on the top slot in this category for the third straight year.
Long-term investment Berkshire Hathaway moves up a notch from last year to become the No. 1 most admired as a long-term investment.
Quality of products/services Anheuser-Busch, Nordstrom, and Medco are the top three this year.
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