Best Big Companies List of 2008

January 10, 2009 | Comments (2)

Since I’ve been going through through the Forbes Best Small Companies, a brief look at the Best Big Companies is deserved. The list is comprised of 400 companies and Forbes sorts the list according to a 5 year total return.

Given that there are still misprices with large caps, these candidates could be worthwhile long term buy and hold additions.


Since I’ve been going through through the Forbes Best Small Companies, a brief look at the Best Big Companies is deserved. The list is comprised of 400 companies and Forbes sorts the list according to a 5 year total return.

Given that many large caps are still mispriced, but not all cheap, these candidates could be worthwhile long term buy and hold additions on declines.

Name5-Year Total Return %Sales ($bil)Net Income ($mil)Industry
Southwestern Energy68.12.2535Oil & Gas Operations
Apple54.632.54,834Technology Hardware & Equip
Hub Group45.71.963Transportation
Monsanto43.811.42,024Chemicals
Cliffs38.53.5556Materials
Spartan Stores37.92.640Food Markets
Mosaic33.112.12,962Chemicals
EOG Resources32.86.62,337Oil & Gas Operations
Village Super Market31.41.225Food Markets
Priceline.com29.31.8193Retailing
Hess29.243.32,944Oil & Gas Operations
Express Scripts28.821.2708Health Care Equipment & Svcs
Google28.520.95,051Software & Services
XTO Energy27.67.32,025Oil & Gas Operations
Psychiatric Solutions27.21.7104Health Care Equipment & Svcs
CME Group26.62.4855Diversified Financials
Occidental Petroleum26.426.07,866Oil & Gas Operations
Precision Castparts25.57.11,071Aerospace & Defense
McDermott Intl25.26.4546Construction
Bucyrus International25.12.3230Capital Goods
Peabody Energy25.15.9696Materials
Gilead Sciences25.05.01,845Drugs & Biotechnology
Devon Energy24.815.75,984Oil & Gas Operations
FMC24.53.1299Chemicals
Nucor24.323.92,090Materials

There are some well known names as well as some that I have never heard of before. I wont be going the full length of all 400 but will consider taking a look after completion of the Forbes Best Small Companies.

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