10. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC)
Worldwide Employees- 288,062
Mkt cap- 124.59B
Brian T. Moynihan- President, Chief Executive Officer
Charles H. Noski- Chief Financial Officer
Related companies: Citigroup Inc (C), Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM)
Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) has partnered with McDonough School of Business to start a Global Social Entrepreneurship program. Bank of America Corporation, the U.S. financial firm, has announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with McDonough School of Business to start a Global Social Entrepreneurship program. The bank has donated $1 million to the program to help students to enter into socially-conscious business.
9. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP)
Worldwide Employees- 294,000
Mkt cap 107.89B
Hugh F. Johnston- Chief Financial Officer
John C. Compton- Chief Executive Officer
Related companies: The Coca-Cola Company (KO), Reed’s, Inc. (REED), Cott Corporation (COT)
Kathryn Matheson, the Vice President, Marketing Quaker Foods and PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) Foods Innovation at PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) Foods Canada said that, “The Quaker brand is happy to support Food Banks Canada and the services it provides through our unique Unlock Amazing program. We are extremely proud to make this announcement on behalf of the Quaker brand and commit to making a donation of two million bowls of oatmeal to Food Banks Canada locations across the country this year.”
8. Sears Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: SHLD)
Worldwide Employees- 312,000
Mkt cap- 8.95B
Louis J. D’Ambrosio- President, Chief Executive Officer
Michael D. Collins- Chief Financial Officer
Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation’s fourth largest broadline retailer with over 4,000 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, consumer electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Sears Holdings is the 2011 ENERGY STAR® Retail Partner of the Year. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands’ End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands.
7. Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ)
Mkt cap- 88.70B
Worldwide Employees- 324,600
Leo Apotheker- President, Chief Executive Officer
Catherine A. Lesjak- Chief Financial Officer
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) hired Martin Homlish as chief marketing officer, the latest attempt by Leo Apotheker, chief executive officer since November, to reshape management of the world’s largest computer maker. Homlish was formerly marketing chief at SAP AG (SAP), the top maker of business-management software, and will report to Apotheker, said Bill Wohl, a spokesman for Hewlett-Packard.
6. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR)
Mkt cap 15.21B
Worldwide Employees 338,000
David B. Dillon- Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
W. Rodney McMullen- President, Chief Operating Officer
Related companies: Safeway Inc. (SWY), Whole Foods Market (WFMI), SUPERVALU INC. (SVU)
The Kroger Co. has been serving local communities for 128 years. The Kroger Central Division has 148 food stores, 123 pharmacies and 64 fuel centers operating under five banners; Kroger, Scott’s, Owen’s, Hilander and Pay Less, with locations primarily in Indiana and Illinois, in addition to five stores in Missouri, one in Michigan and one in Ohio. Kroger Central Division is dedicated to supporting every local community it serves, contributing more than $13.3 million in 2010 to local organizations, primarily focusing on hunger relief, K-12 education, health causes and diversity.
5. Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT)
Mkt cap 34.58B
Worldwide Employees 355,000
Gregg W. Steinhafel- Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
Douglas A. Scovanner- Chief Financial Officer
Related companies: Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST), Dollar Tree (DLTR)
Target Corp (NYSE: TGT) closed Monday’s trading session at $50.27. In the past year, the stock has hit a 52-week low of $48.23 and 52-week high of $60.97. Target stock has been showing support around $49.39 and resistance in the $50.79 range.
4. McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD)
Mkt cap 79.81B
Worldwide Employees 400,00
Donald Thompson- President, Chief Operating Officer
James A. Skinner- Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
Peter J. Bensen- Chief Financial Officer
McDonald’s Corporation announced better than estimated earnings for the first fiscal quarter. The company’s first quarter showed that net income grew 11.00%, accredited to firm’s growth in global same store sales. In the recent quarter McDonald’s earnings remained $1.21 billion or $1.15 per share increased from last year’s same quarter value of $1.09 billion or $1.00 per share. Total revenue for the firm, which included receipts from franchised restaurants, rose to $6.11 billion from $5.61 billion.
3. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS)
Mkt cap 72.17B
Worldwide Employees 400,600
D. Scott Davis- Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
Kurt P. Kuehn- Chief Financial Officer
David P. Abney- Chief Operating Officer
Related companies: FedEx Corporation (FDX), TNT N.V. (TNTTY), Air Transport Services (ATSG)
UPS UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.
2. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)
Mkt cap- 205.22B
Worldwide Employees- 426,751
Samuel J. Palmisano- Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
Related companies: Oracle Corporation (ORCL), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Cisco Systems (CSCO)
International Business Machines Corp. is likely to pick up the 20.3% founder’s stake held by the ICICI group in Indian technology outsourcing firm 3i Infotech Ltd. 3i is a financial investment for the ICICI group, the report cited the group as saying. IBM said it can’t comment on market speculation.
1. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT)
Mkt cap 187.06B
Worldwide Employees 2,100,000
Michael T. Duke President, Chief Executive Officer
Charles M. Holley Jr. Chief Financial Officer
Related companies: Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST), Dollar General Corp. (DG), Gordmans Stores (GMAN)
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is taking on competitive threats from Amazon.com Inc. and other big online retailers by testing out home delivery of groceries.