25 Big Companies Worth a Look

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by: Jae Jun

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.

Name 5-Year Total Return % Sales ($bil) Net Income ($mil) Industry
Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) 68.1 2.2 535 Oil & Gas Operations
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) 54.6 32.5 4,834 Technology Hardware & Equip
Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG) 45.7 1.9 63 Transportation
Monsanto (NYSE:MON) 43.8 11.4 2,024 Chemicals
Cliffs (NYSE:CLF) 38.5 3.5 556 Materials
Spartan Stores (NASDAQ:SPTN) 37.9 2.6 40 Food Markets
Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) 33.1 12.1 2,962 Chemicals
EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) 32.8 6.6 2,337 Oil & Gas Operations
Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA) 31.4 1.2 25 Food Markets
Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN) 29.3 1.8 193 Retailing
Hess (NYSE:HES) 29.2 43.3 2,944 Oil & Gas Operations
Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX) 28.8 21.2 708 Health Care Equipment & Svcs
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) 28.5 20.9 5,051 Software & Services
XTO Energy (XTO) 27.6 7.3 2,025 Oil & Gas Operations
Psychiatric Solutions (OTCPK:PSYS) 27.2 1.7 104 Health Care Equipment & Svcs
CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) 26.6 2.4 855 Diversified Financials
Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) 26.4 26.0 7,866 Oil & Gas Operations
Precision Castparts (NYSE:PCP) 25.5 7.1 1,071 Aerospace & Defense
McDermott Intl. (NYSE:MDR) 25.2 6.4 546 Construction
Bucyrus International (NASDAQ:BUCY) 25.1 2.3 230 Capital Goods
Peabody Energy (BTU) 25.1 5.9 696 Materials
Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) 25.0 5.0 1,845 Drugs & Biotechnology
Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) 24.8 15.7 5,984 Oil & Gas Operations
FMC (NYSE:FMC) 24.5 3.1 299 Chemicals
Nucor (NYSE:NUE) 24.3 23.9 2,090 Materials
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There are some well known names as well as some that I have never heard of before. I won't be going the full length of all 400 but will consider taking a look after completion of the Forbes Best Small Companies.