MASSDEVICE ON CALL — St. Jude (NYSE:STJ) and Stryker (NYSE:SYK) tied for the top spot on this year’s CNN Money Most Admired Companies list, generated by a survey circulated among businesspeople who ranked companies based on parameters such as financial soundness and social responsibility.
The top 10 is generated from a list of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies by revenue and 400 non-U.S. companies with a revenue of $10 billion or more, according to CNN Money. That list was whittled down to the 15 largest companies internationally and the 10 largest domestically.
The news group then asked more than 3,800 executives, directors and securities analysts to rank their top 10 companies in any industry. Parameters included global competitiveness, use of assets, management quality, long-term investment and product quality.
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