The World’s Most Respected Companies

Source: WSJ

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  1. Richard commented on Jul 1

    And in what way is respect measured?
    What factors are contributing to the “score”?


    ADMIN: “We asked investors how much – or how little – they respect each of the world’s largest publicly traded companies”

  2. cobaltbluedolphins commented on Jul 1

    Interesting overlap of names on this list with those on another list . . .

    “Eight of the biggest U.S. technology companies added a combined $69 billion to their stockpiled offshore profits over the past year, even as some corporations in other industries felt pressure to bring cash back home.

    Microsoft Corp., Apple Inc., Google Inc. and five other tech firms now account for more than a fifth of the $2.10 trillion in profits that U.S. companies are holding overseas, according to a Bloomberg News review of the securities filings of 304 corporations. The total amount held outside the U.S. by the companies was up 8 percent from the previous year, though 58 companies reported smaller stockpiles.

    The money pileup, reflecting companies’ incentives to park profits in low-tax countries, has drawn the attention of President Barack Obama and U.S. lawmakers, who see a chance to tap the funds for spending programs and to revamp the tax code. That effort is stalled in Washington, and there are few signs that tech companies will bring the profits back to the U.S. until Congress gives them an incentive or a mandate.

    ‘It just makes no sense to repatriate, pay a substantial tax on it,” said Joseph Kennedy, a senior fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a policy-research group whose board of directors includes executives from Microsoft and Oracle Corp. “Computing and IT companies especially have a lot of flexibility in where they declare their profits.'”

    See list on link . . .

  3. Crocodile Chuck commented on Jul 1



    After what they did with the 787?

    Truly a 21stC datapoint. Egads!

  4. constantnormal commented on Jul 1

    … it strikes me that a fund manager could build a rock-em, sock-em ETF out of this list of 30 companies, with half the dollar holdings being equal dollar amounts of the first 10 on the list, and a third of the dollar holdings being equal dollar amounts of the next 10, and the last 10 having a sixth of the dollar holdings spread equally across those stocks … while there are some slackers in the list, the capacity for heavy lifting from the bulk of these companies is impressive …

    … being respected is a pretty strong representation of value in nearly all areas of society …

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