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Rank Company 500 Rank 2003 - 2008 % Annual Growth in EPS
1 Apple 71 124.0
2 Nucor 106 97.3
3 Monsanto 235 94.5
4 Frontier Oil 383 91.4
5 Peabody Energy 353 89.8
6 Amazon.com 130 79.5
7 Best Buy 56 73.2
8 Baker Hughes 227 69.4
9 Reliance Steel & Aluminum 298 65.1
10 Cummins 181 64.6
11 Commercial Metals 251 64.2
12 American Electric Power 180 63.8
13 National Oilwell Varco 200 61.2
14 Graybar Electric 439 60.7
15 Steel Dynamics 318 57.6
16 International Assets Holding 140 55.0
17 Cameron International 421 52.8
18 Emcor Group 370 52.1
19 Wesco International 406 49.8
20 Harris 447 48.6
21 Goodrich 354 44.7
22 Timken 431 44.6
23 Dominion Resources 157 44.6
24 Precision Castparts 362 43.1
25 Smith International 250 43.0
26 CSX 240 42.4
27 Murphy Oil 92 41.7
28 EOG Resources 350 40.1
29 Parker Hannifin 221 37.6
30 FMC Technologies 460 37.5
31 XTO Energy 330 36.1
32 Kroger 22 35.2
33 Anixter International 404 35.0
34 Raytheon 108 35.0
35 NCR 446 34.8
36 Western Digital 319 34.0
37 DISH Network 231 33.9
38 Occidental Petroleum 98 33.6
39 Nike 136 33.4
40 AGCO 306 33.1
41 Boeing 34 32.8
42 eBay 303 32.3
43 Fluor 114 32.2
44 Smithfield Foods 183 32.0
45 Archer Daniels Midland 27 31.9
46 Hewlett-Packard 9 31.4
47 Express Scripts 115 31.3
48 Qualcomm 244 30.3
49 World Fuel Services 137 29.9
50 Walt Disney 60 29.8
Issue date: May 4, 2009
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New York 56
California 51
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Exxon Mobil $45,220.0
Chevron $23,931.0
Microsoft $17,681.0
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