Friday, June 29, 2012

The Most Respected Companies in the World

Apple is once again the most respected company in the world, according to Barron’s list of the 100 most-respected publicly traded companies.

Caterpillar, which wasn’t even on last year’s top 100 list, is No. 5 this year.

Google and Berkshire Hathaway dropped from the top 10, falling from sixth to 16th and third to 15th, respectively. Walmart also took a mighty plummet in 2012, dropping from 18th to 51st.

Here are the top 10 companies:

1. Apple
2. IBM
3. McDonald’s
5. Caterpillar
6. 3M
7. United Parcel Service
8. Coca-Cola
9. Nestlé (Switzerland)
10. Intel

Check out the full list of the top 100 here.

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