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Rank Company 500 Rank 1999 - 2009
Annual Rate %
1 XTO Energy 258 43.0
2 Holly 431 34.2
3 Precision Castparts 325 33.0
4 World Fuel Services 205 31.9
5 DaVita 355 29.4
6 Consol Energy 449 29.0
6 Gilead Sciences 324 29.0
8 Reynolds American 272 28.4
9 Chesapeake Energy 296 28.0
10 EOG Resources 434 27.8
11 Express Scripts 96 26.9
12 Western Digital 304 26.6
13 Occidental Petroleum 150 25.7
14 Plains All American Pipeline 128 24.1
15 Quest Diagnostics 303 23.5
16 Apple 56 23.4
17 Laboratory Corp. of America 442 23.3
17 Coventry Health Care 168 23.3
19 Frontier Oil 488 23.1
20 Henry Schein 339 23.0
21 Nash-Finch 400 22.0
21 AmerisourceBergen 24 22.0
23 Apache 271 21.3
24 C.H. Robinson Worldwide 301 20.8
24 Altria Group 137 20.8
26 W.R. Berkley 463 20.7
27 Jarden 406 20.2
28 Paccar 282 19.5
29 Emcor Group 377 19.4
30 Ball 307 19.2
31 Flowserve 473 19.1
31 Owens & Minor 283 19.1
31 National Oilwell Varco 182 19.1
34 Oshkosh 386 18.8
34 Icahn Enterprises 290 18.8
36 Humana 73 18.3
37 Airgas 474 18.2
38 UGI 369 18.1
39 Ross Stores 316 17.9
40 Oneok 209 17.8
41 Pepsi Bottling 174 17.4
42 Polo Ralph Lauren 417 17.2
42 AutoZone 329 17.2
44 St. Jude Medical 445 17.0
44 PetSmart 393 17.0
46 Alliant Techsystems 454 16.9
46 Devon Energy 261 16.9
46 Cummins 218 16.9
46 Burlington Northern Santa Fe 167 16.9
50 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold 154 16.8
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
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California 57
Texas 57
New York 56
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Microsoft $14,569.0
Wal-Mart Stores $14,335.0
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