Industry champions
These companies are the most admired in their sector, according to their peers.
Company Industry Overall score
Abbott Laboratories Pharmaceuticals 6.68
Adobe Systems Computer Software 7.31
Aetna Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care 6.79
Alcoa Metals 7.24
Apple Computers 7.95
Aramark Diversified Outsourcing Services 6.60
Archer Daniels Midland Food Production 7.20
Automatic Data Processing Financial Data Services 6.69
Avnet Wholesalers: Office Equipment and Electronics 6.55
BASF Chemicals 7.04
Becton Dickinson Medical and Other Precision Equipment 6.90
Berkshire Hathaway Insurance: Property and Casualty 7.12
BMW Motor vehicles 6.94
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Trucking, Transportation, Logistics 7.14
Caterpillar Industrial and Farm Equipment 7.06
Cisco Systems Network and Other Communications Equipment 7.83
Coca-Cola Beverages 6.98
Costco Wholesale Specialty Retailers 6.67
CVS/Caremark Food and Drug Stores 6.67
DaVita Health Care: Medical Facilities 6.54
E.ON Energy 7.06
EMCOR Group Engineering and Construction 6.42
Exxon Mobil Petroleum Refining 7.36
FMC Technologies Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 7.94
FPL Group Electric & Gas Utilities 7.05
General Electric Electronics 7.07
Goldman Sachs Group Megabanks 7.66
Google Internet Services and Retailing 7.70
Herman Miller Home Equipment, Furnishings 6.39
IBM Information Technology Services 7.60
Intel Semiconductors 7.96
International Paper Forest and Paper Products 6.12
Marriott International Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 7.81
McDonald's Food Services 8.08
McKesson Wholesalers: Health Care 7.28
Medco Health Solutions Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services 6.57
Nestlé Consumer Food Products 7.63
New York Life Insurance: Life and Health 6.72
Nike Apparel 8.15
Northern Trust Superregional Banks 6.94
Occidental Petroleum Mining, Crude-Oil Production 7.27
Philip Morris International Tobacco 7.72
Procter & Gamble Soaps and Cosmetics 7.94
Robert Bosch Motor Vehicle Parts 6.90
Robert Half International Temporary Help 6.12
Singapore Airlines Airlines 6.68
Sysco Wholesalers: Food and Grocery 7.77
Toll Brothers Homebuilders 6.77
United Technologies Aerospace and Defense 7.32
UPS Delivery 8.20
Verizon Communications Telecommunications 6.67
Visa Consumer Credit Card and Services 7.21
W.W. Grainger Wholesalers: Diversified 7.55
Wal-Mart Stores General Merchandisers 7.14
Walt Disney Entertainment 8.00
From the March 22, 2010 issue
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