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Rank Company 500 Rank 2004 - 2009
Annual Rate %
1 Apple 56 45.6
2 Express Scripts 96 35.2
3 Western Digital 304 32.4
4 FMC Technologies 467 30.5
5 Mosaic 231 30.4
6 Flowserve 473 28.8
7 Precision Castparts 325 27.6
8 Google 102 26.3
9 Cameron International 399 25.5
10 Monsanto 197 25.4
11 Medco Health Solutions 35 25.2
12 Occidental Petroleum 150 24.9
12 Amazon.com 100 24.9
14 EOG Resources 434 22.8
15 CSX 259 21.1
16 Hewlett-Packard 10 20.8
17 National Oilwell Varco 182 20.7
18 Consol Energy 449 20.5
19 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold 154 20.2
20 Gilead Sciences 324 19.9
21 Peabody Energy 346 19.8
22 XTO Energy 258 19.1
23 Big Lots 436 19.0
23 Emcor Group 377 19.0
25 Cummins 218 18.7
26 Reliance Steel & Aluminum 394 18.2
27 Hess 79 18.0
28 C.H. Robinson Worldwide 301 17.8
29 Burlington Northern Santa Fe 167 17.6
30 Lubrizol 453 17.4
31 McDonald's 108 17.3
32 World Fuel Services 205 17.1
33 Goodrich 334 16.7
34 General Cable 469 16.3
34 Nucor 206 16.3
36 Apache 271 16.1
37 Union Pacific 164 15.5
37 McKesson 14 15.5
39 Anadarko Petroleum 260 14.9
40 Praxair 262 14.8
40 DirecTV Group 116 14.8
42 Plains All American Pipeline 128 14.6
43 Holly 431 14.5
44 Devon Energy 261 14.4
45 Frontier Oil 488 14.1
45 Polo Ralph Lauren 417 14.1
47 International Assets Holding 49 13.9
48 Oneok 209 13.7
49 Airgas 474 13.6
50 AmerisourceBergen 24 13.5
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
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Rank # of Fortune 500 Companies
California 57
Texas 57
New York 56
Company 2009 $ (millions)
Exxon Mobil $19,280.0
Microsoft $14,569.0
Wal-Mart Stores $14,335.0
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