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FORTUNE 500 Companies 2007
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1 Metals 70.0
2 Airlines 59.2
3 Telecommunications 48.1
4 Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 43.4
5 Securities 39.2
6 Automotive Retailing, Services 33.0
7 General Merchandisers 26.8
8 Motor Vehicles & Parts 26.1
9 Aerospace and Defense 24.1
10 Pipelines 23.0
11 Energy 22.7
12 Petroleum Refining 22.4
13 Food Services 22.4
14 Entertainment 21.1
15 Utilities: Gas & Electric 20.7
16 Wholesalers: Diversified 20.5
17 Chemicals 20.0
18 Commercial Banks 19.1
19 Apparel 18.9
20 Computers, Office Equipment 18.9
21 Insurance: Life, Health (stock) 18.6
22 Medical Products & Equipment 18.4
23 Household and Personal Products 18.0
24 Food & Drug Stores 17.8
25 Engineering, Construction 17.7
26 Industrial & Farm Equipment 16.7
27 Food Consumer Products 16.1
28 Railroads 14.8
29 Pharmaceuticals 14.6
30 Beverages 13.4
31 Electronics, Electrical Equipment 12.8
32 Insurance: P & C (stock) 10.5
33 Information Technology Services 10.4
34 Diversified Financials 9.3
35 Wholesalers: Health Care 8.9
36 Specialty Retailers 7.9
37 Packaging, Containers 7.1
38 Publishing, Printing 5.6
39 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 1.2
40 Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 0.5
41 Mining, Crude-Oil Production -1.4
42 Health Care: Medical Facilities -2.0
43 Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services -4.2
44 Network and Other Communications Equipment -4.8
45 Health Care: Insurance & Managed Care -5.6
46 Food Production -7.6
47 Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components -12.0
48 Internet Services and Retailing -16.3
49 Homebuilders -21.0
From the April 30th, 2007 issue
Footnote:
*Including capital gains or losses plus reinvested dividends.
Due to slight differences in rounding, industry data online may not exactly match the FORTUNE 500 magazine version.
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