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Symantec
Rank: 48 (2004 rank: 18)
Get quote: SYMC
Employees: 6,400
  
Headquarters: Cupertino, CA Sector(s): Software

Why It's Growing So Fast: As long as worms, viruses, and other nastiness wreak havoc on our inboxes, Symantec—the dominant publisher of security software for office computers—will rake in the cash.
Revenue 2,426.6 32.4 24
Earnings 533.4 159.5 8
Cash flow growth (3-year annualized) -- 32.9 77
Stock return (12 months) -7.9
Headcount change (12 months) 19.6