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To appear as Most Admired, a company must have scored in the top half of its industry survey. The rest are listed as contenders.
Most Admired
Company City Industry rank
IBM Armonk 1
Corning Corning 5
Arrow Electronics Melville 4
Henry Schein Melville 1
Accenture New York 2
Alcoa New York 1
American Express New York 2
Bank of New York Mellon New York 1
BlackRock New York 2
Estée Lauder New York 3
Goldman Sachs Group New York 1
J.P. Morgan Chase New York 2
McGraw-Hill New York 3
MetLife New York 6
Morgan Stanley New York 3
New York Life New York 3
New York Times New York 2
News Corp. New York 3
Phillips-Van Heusen New York 4
Polo Ralph Lauren New York 2
TIAA-CREF New York 8
Time Warner New York 2
Verizon Communications New York 2
Viacom New York 4
Volt Information Sciences New York 3
Vornado Realty Trust New York 3
MasterCard Purchase 3
PepsiCo Purchase 2
Pepsi Bottling Group Somers 4
Bunge White Plains 2
Starwood Hotels & Resorts White Plains 4
Contenders
Company City Industry rank
CA Islandia 9
ABM Industries New York 7
Asbury Automotive Group New York 8
Avon Products New York 8
Blackstone Group New York 6
CBS New York 8
Citigroup New York 11
Colgate-Palmolive New York 6
Consolidated Edison New York 13
IAC/InterActiveCorp New York 6
Jones Apparel Group New York 10
L-3 Communications New York 12
Liz Claiborne New York 9
NYSE Euronext New York 5
Pfizer New York 13
Warnaco Group New York 7
Warner Music Group New York 7
Eastman Kodak Rochester 10
Paychex Rochester 6
Jarden Rye 7
Universal American Rye Brook 9
From the March 16, 2009 issue
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