Companies
An alphabetical index of all the Most Admired companies and contenders this year.
Company Industry Overall score
SABIC Chemicals 4.87
SABMiller Beverages 5.86
Safeway Food & Drug Stores 6.15
SAIC Information Technology Services 5.75
Samsung Electronics Electronics 6.50
Sanderson Farms Food Production 6.04
Sanmina-SCI Semiconductors 3.92
Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals 5.24
SAP Computer Software 5.89
Sara Lee Consumer Food Products 4.51
SCA (Svenska Cellulosa) Forest and Paper Products 6.07
ScanSource Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 6.08
Schlumberger Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 7.69
Schneider Electric Electronics 5.34
Seaboard Food Production 5.99
SEACOR Holdings Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 5.52
Seagate Technology Computers 5.73
Sealed Air Packaging, Containers 7.38
Sears Holdings General Merchandisers 3.36
ServiceMaster Diversified Outsourcing Services 5.83
Shanghai Automotive Motor Vehicles 3.76
Sharp Electronics 5.10
Shenhua Group Mining, Crude-Oil Production 4.37
Shimizu Engineering, Construction 5.07
Siemens Electronics 6.30
Simon Property Group Real Estate 6.66
Singapore Airlines Airlines 6.28
Sinomach Industrial and Farm Equipment 5.63
Sinopec Petroleum Refining 4.81
Sirius XM Radio Entertainment 5.25
Sistema Energy 7.83
SK Holdings Petroleum Refining 5.31
Skanska Engineering, Construction 6.50
Smithfield Foods Food Production 5.73
Smurfit-Stone Container Packaging, Containers 5.32
Sodexo Diversified Outsourcing Services 5.84
Softbank Telecommunications 5.69
Sonoco Products Packaging, Containers 6.65
Sony Electronics 5.98
Southern Electric and Gas Utilities 6.57
Southwest Airlines Airlines 6.08
Spartan Stores Wholesalers: Food and Grocery 5.66
Spectrum Brands Home Equipment and Furnishings 4.93
Sprint Nextel Telecommunications 4.77
SRA International Information Technology Services 5.52
St. Jude Medical Medical Equipment 7.02
Stanley Black & Decker Home Equipment and Furnishings 6.04
Staples Specialty Retailers: Diversified 6.69
Starbucks Food Services 7.85
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 7.45
State Farm Insurance Insurance: Property and Casualty 5.63
State Street Corp. Superregional Banks 6.23
Statoil Petroleum Refining 6.80
Steelcase Home Equipment and Furnishings 5.95
STMicroelectronics Semiconductors 5.16
Stora Enso Forest and Paper Products 5.49
Stryker Medical Equipment 7.02
Sumitomo Chemical Chemicals 4.49
Sumitomo Electric Industries Electronics 4.60
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Megabanks 4.55
SunGard Data Systems Financial Data Services 5.83
SunTrust Banks Superregional Banks 4.88
SuperValu Food & Drug Stores 4.53
Swift Transportation Trucking, Transportation, Logistics 4.44
Symantec Computer Software 6.61
Synnex Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 6.21
Sysco Wholesalers: Food and Grocery 7.56
From the March 19, 2012 issue
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The experts chose the top 50. Now it's your turn. 'Like' the company you most admire to vote. The top 5 reader favorites are below.

Company # of 'Likes'
1. Apple 1,188
2. Teradata 651
3. Tupperware Brands 564
4. FedEx 391
5. IBM 304
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