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Top companies: Fastest growing
Rank Company 500 Rank 2009 % Growth
in EPS
1 Calpine 338 1,450.0
2 Tenet Healthcare 253 640.0
3 Goldman Sachs Group 39 395.1
4 Sears Holdings 48 373.8
5 Cigna 129 350.5
6 Pepsi Bottling 174 274.3
7 Republic Services 278 251.4
8 CH2M Hill 381 241.9
9 Winn-Dixie Stores 306 204.2
10 NiSource 336 172.4
11 American Financial Group 478 166.5
12 Core-Mark Holding 419 165.2
13 MeadWestvaco 357 150.0
13 Wells Fargo 19 150.0
15 Navistar International 202 145.1
16 Computer Sciences 138 128.4
17 Telephone & Data Systems 416 121.3
18 AmerisourceBergen 24 115.6
19 Xerox 152 111.5
20 Limited Brands 269 110.8
21 WellPoint 31 107.6
22 St. Jude Medical 445 105.5
23 Bristol-Myers Squibb 114 103.0
24 Pantry 382 85.3
25 Celanese 414 79.8
26 Global Partners 368 79.3
27 PNC Financial Services Group 123 77.2
28 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. 9 65.0
29 Berkshire Hathaway 11 61.1
30 Humana 73 60.6
31 Universal American 425 60.2
32 Unum Group 235 58.6
33 Merck 85 55.2
34 Google 102 53.3
35 Ross Stores 316 51.9
36 O'Reilly Automotive 429 50.7
37 Crown Holdings 289 48.2
38 Tech Data 109 47.5
39 Comcast 59 46.5
40 Yahoo 343 44.8
41 Washington Post 455 42.4
42 Newmont Mining 295 42.2
43 TJX 119 42.0
44 Dollar Tree 397 40.7
45 Hershey 395 39.7
46 CA 482 38.7
47 Mattel 387 38.1
48 Amazon.com 100 36.9
49 Sealed Air 487 36.4
49 Omnicare 347 36.4
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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