100 Largest Update
by Jim Stevens (JimStevens@aol.com)
Burlington, VT (April 22, 1999) -- Tonight's report is a regular Workshop feature, the latest ranking of America's 100 biggest companies. The list is based on the most recent ValueLine Investment Survey. For folks who are following along, take a look at the last time I posted the "100 largest" list back in February 1999. It's always interesting to see which new stocks are making the list or rising up through it, as well as checking the companies that dropped off it.
Without further ado, here is the latest list, with market capitalization in millions of dollars. One change this time around: when I run the Value Line filter, Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) now makes the list. Previously, Value Line always listed it with a drastically lower market cap then any other source did for some unknown reason. They've changed that, apparently. Now I guess I won't be receiving those friendly e-mails that read: "Hey, Jim, how come Berkshire Hathaway isn't on the list?" Aw, shucks.
Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) $433,404 General Electric (NYSE: GE) $373,583 Walmart Stores (NYSE: WMT) $219,364 Intel Corp. (Nasdaq:INTC) $189,662 Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) $187,141 AT&T Corp. (NYSE: T) $187,125 Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) $185,502 Exxon Corp. (NYSE: XON) $180,368 Cisco Systems(Nasdaq: CSCO) $176,889 Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) $165,055 Int'l Business Mach. (NYSE: IBM) $164,291 MCI WorldCom (Nasdaq: WCOM) $163,633 Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) $156,946 Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) $156,381 America Online (NYSE: AOL) $155,007 Amer. Int'l Group (NYSE: AIG) $149,072 Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) $131,523 Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) $128,419 Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) $127,411 BankAmerica (NYSE: BAC) $125,319 SBC Communications (NYSE: SBC) $100,905 Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRKA) $98,112 Dell Computer (Nasdaq: DELL) $97,009 Home Depot (NYSE: HD) $93,609 Lilly (Eli) (NYSE: LLY) $92,162 Bell Atlantic Corp. (NYSE: BEL) $85,861 Philip Morris (NYSE: MO) $83,996 Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) $83,342 Amer. Home Products (NYSE: AHP) $83,207 Schering-Plough (NYSE: SGP) $81,254 BellSouth Corp. (NYSE: BLS) $81,221 Abbott Labs. (NYSE: ABT) $78,129 Du Pont (NYSE: DD) $73,635 Chase Manhattan Corp. (NYSE: CMB) $73,174 Mobil Corp. (NYSE: MOB) $72,331 Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HWP) $72,065 Disney (Walt) (NYSE: DIS) $71,953 Ford Motor (NYSE: F) $71,479 Ameritech Corp. (NYSE: AIT) $69,386 Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM) $68,688 Bank One Corp. (NYSE: ONE) $67,318 Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) $65,091 EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) $63,140 Morgan S. Dean Witter (NYSE: MWD) $62,680 GTE Corp. (NYSE: GTE) $61,888 Amer. Express (NYSE: AXP) $61,718 McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) $61,145 Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CHV) $59,533 General Motors (NYSE: GM) $58,715 AirTouch Communic. (NYSE: ATI) $57,349 Warner-Lambert (NYSE: WLA) $56,725 PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) $56,083 Gillette (NYSE: G) $55,813 Schwab (Charles) (NYSE: SCH) $55,428 Amoco Corp. (NYSE: AN) $55,376 First Union Corp. (NYSE: FTU) $54,439 Tyco Int'l Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) $50,091 Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) $50,080 Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW) $48,246 Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT) $42,806 MediaOne Group (NYSE: UMG) $42,758 Gap (The) Inc. (NYSE: GPS) $42,049 Compaq Computer (NYSE: CPQ) $41,225 Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) $40,704 Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) $38.760 Freddie Mac(NYSE: FRE) $37,269 Boeing (NYSE: BA) $37,101 Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) $37,087 Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) $36,961 Sprint Corp. (NYSE: FON) $35,585 Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD) $34,743 Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL) $34,730 Assoc. First Capital (NYSE: AFS) $33,537 Merrill Lynch & Co. (NYSE: MER) $32,656 Pharmacia & Upjohn (NYSE: PNU) $31,573 Dayton Hudson (NYSE: DH) $31,181 CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) $31,055 United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) $31,037 Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB) $30,904 Qwest Communic. (Nasdaq: QWST) $30,406 Minnesota Mining (NYSE: MMM) $30,261 Texaco Inc. (NYSE: TX) $30,017 AlliedSignal Inc. (NYSE: ALD) $29,702 Bank of New York (NYSE: BK) $29,190 Monsanto (NYSE: MTC) $28,969 Waste Management (NYSE: WMI) $28,805 Allstate Corp. (NYSE: ALL) $28,639 Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) $28,453 U S WEST Inc. (NYSE: SW) $27,628 Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL) $27,261 Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) $27,064 Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) $26,732 Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) $26,620 Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) $26,544 U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) $25,990 Automatic Data Proc. (NYSE: AUD) $25,127 Fleet Fin'l Group (NYSE: FLT) $24,718 Electronic Data Sys. (NYSE: EDS) $24,650 Atlantic Richfield (NYSE: ARC) $24,562 Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) $24,145Here's to all you big blue-chip Fools. Fool on!