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Top companies: Fastest growing
Rank ▾ Company 500 Rank 2006 - 2011 % Annual Growth in EPS
1 MasterCard 370 109.3
2 CF Industries Holdings 402 105.5
3 Celgene 492 73.7
4 Apple 17 64.9
5 Biogen Idec 476 51.6
6 Pitney Bowes 461 45.4
7 Navistar International 193 40.6
8 TRW Automotive Holdings 161 38.8
9 Symantec 391 38.3
10 INTL FCStone 30 36.7
11 Cliffs Natural Resources 366 34.6
12 SanDisk 430 33.3
13 Thermo Fisher Scientific 225 32.7
14 Cognizant Technology Solutions 398 29.8
15 Rock-Tenn 449 29.2
16 Medco Health Solutions 36 28.2
17 Ross Stores 299 27.5
18 Corn Products International 390 26.7
18 Dollar Tree 373 26.7
20 BlackRock 283 26.2
21 Avnet 108 25.6
22 Estée Lauder 290 25.5
22 eBay 228 25.5
24 DirecTV 105 25.4
25 CH2M Hill 440 25.0
26 Amazon.com 56 24.9
27 Express Scripts Holding 60 24.8
28 Google 73 24.5
29 Humana 79 23.9
30 Sara Lee 220 23.4
31 HollyFrontier 170 22.9
32 Dillard's 383 22.8
33 Intel 51 22.7
34 MeadWestvaco 406 22.3
35 Precision Castparts 387 22.2
36 Harris 413 21.9
36 Cummins 150 21.9
36 Abbott Laboratories 71 21.9
39 Big Lots 467 21.8
40 Bristol-Myers Squibb 134 21.7
41 Oracle 82 21.1
42 AutoZone 320 21.0
43 Broadcom 344 20.9
44 MGM Resorts International 331 20.4
44 Synnex 253 20.4
46 TJX 125 20.0
47 NetApp 474 19.9
47 Family Dollar Stores 301 19.9
47 DISH Network 191 19.9
50 World Fuel Services 85 19.7
Issue date: May 21, 2012
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Rank # of Fortune 500 Companies
California 53
Texas 52
New York 50
Company Rank
Google 73
NetApp 474
NuStar Energy 377
Company 2011 $ (millions)
Exxon $41,060.0
Chevron $26,895.0
Apple $25,922.0
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