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Rank Company 500 Rank 2010 Profits as % of Equity
1 Clorox 411 726.5
2 US Airways Group 208 597.6
3 Philip Morris International 94 207.0
4 Energy Transfer Equity 351 159.7
5 Western Union 431 156.2
6 Boeing 36 119.6
7 Campbell Soup 312 91.1
8 Colgate-Palmolive 160 82.4
9 Lockheed Martin 52 78.9
10 Altria Group 154 75.2
11 Yum Brands 214 73.5
12 Delta Air Lines 88 66.1
13 Tenet Healthcare 266 64.7
14 International Business Machines 18 64.4
15 Oshkosh 252 59.6
16 Kellogg 199 57.8
17 Hershey 402 56.5
18 Limited Brands 258 54.5
19 Gilead Sciences 299 49.5
20 Toys "R" Us 176 49.0
21 Advanced Micro Devices 357 46.5
22 H.J. Heinz 232 45.7
23 United Parcel Service 48 43.7
24 TJX 119 43.3
25 Ross Stores 303 41.6
26 Eli Lilly 115 40.8
27 Apollo Group 452 40.8
28 Celanese 388 40.7
29 Microsoft 38 40.6
30 TRW Automotive Holdings 171 40.4
31 Coca-Cola 70 38.1
32 Rockwell Collins 478 37.9
33 McGraw-Hill 372 37.5
34 Avon Products 226 36.6
35 Medco Health Solutions 34 35.8
36 MasterCard 410 35.5
37 Alliant Techsystems 472 34.9
38 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold 136 34.7
39 Sara Lee 191 34.0
40 Dell 41 33.9
41 McDonald's 111 33.8
42 Lubrizol 423 33.4
43 Advance Auto Parts 387 33.3
44 Express Scripts 55 32.8
45 DuPont 84 32.7
46 C.H. Robinson Worldwide 265 32.1
47 Rockwell Automation 466 31.8
48 Kimberly-Clark 130 31.1
49 Texas Instruments 175 30.9
50 Ball 300 30.8
Issue date: May 23, 2011
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Texas 51
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Microsoft 38
Goldman Sachs 54
Intel 56
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AT&T $19,864.0
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