FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
Top industries
Best Investments By Industry: Total Return to Shareholders* (5 Years)
1 Homebuilders 34.7
2 Health Care: Insurance & Managed Care 30.6
3 Automotive Retailing, Services 28.5
4 Wholesalers: Diversified 26.5
5 Mining, Crude-Oil Production 26.4
6 Petroleum Refining 25.8
7 Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services 24.3
8 Internet Services and Retailing 23.0
9 Metals 22.5
10 Food Services 21.6
11 Railroads 19.1
12 Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 18.8
13 Industrial & Farm Equipment 18.7
14 Pipelines 16.0
15 Food Production 14.2
16 Packaging, Containers 14.0
17 General Merchandisers 13.0
18 Medical Products & Equipment 12.1
19 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 11.8
20 Specialty Retailers 11.6
21 Apparel 10.9
22 Wholesalers: Food and Grocery 10.7
23 Wholesalers: Health Care 10.5
24 Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 10.0
25 Chemicals 9.8
26 Insurance: P & C (stock) 9.2
27 Aerospace and Defense 9.2
28 Utilities: Gas & Electric 7.8
29 Computers, Office Equipment 7.7
30 Energy 6.8
31 Commercial Banks 5.8
32 Insurance: Life, Health (stock) 5.6
33 Food Consumer Products 5.1
34 Publishing, Printing 4.5
35 Securities 4.4
36 Diversified Financials 2.9
37 Household and Personal Products 2.3
38 Motor Vehicles & Parts 1.8
39 Electronics, Electrical Equipment 1.6
40 Beverages 0.8
41 Health Care: Medical Facilities 0.1
42 Food & Drug Stores -1.5
43 Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components -5.1
44 Entertainment -6.8
45 Network and Other Communications Equipment -7.1
46 Pharmaceuticals -7.6
47 Telecommunications -7.7
48 Information Technology Services -9.0
49 Airlines -34.3
From the April 17th, 2006 issue
Footnote:
*Including capital gains or losses plus reinvested dividends.
How the states stack up
Texas 56
New York 55
California 52
Best employers
These companies appear on both the FORTUNE 500 and our 2006 ranking of the Best Companies to Work For.
FedEx 212,241
Intel 48,655
Starbucks 91,056
Most profitable companies
Exxon Mobil 36,130.0
Citigroup 24,589.0
Bank of America Corp. 16,465.0
Women CEOs of FORTUNE 500 companies
Andrea JungThere are more women running FORTUNE 500 companies this year than there were last year. Currently, 10 FORTUNE 500 companies are run by women (up from 9 last year), and a total of 20 FORTUNE 1000 companies have women in the top job (up from 19). (more)
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