3M Company (MMM) | 88,670 Employees
3M is a diversified technology company that operates globally; it contains five divisions: Industrial (tapes, abrasives, adhesives, ceramics, sealants, films), Safety/Graphics (personal protection products, traffic safety and security solutions, graphics systems, floor matting, roofing granules), Electronics/Energy (optical films for electronic displays, packaging and interconnection devices, telecommunications, insulating and splicing solutions, touch screens and monitors, renewable energy components), Health Care (medical and surgical supplies, drug delivery systems, dental/orthodontic products, skin health and infection prevention solutions), Consumer (sponges, scouring pads, cloths, office tapes, repositionable notes, indexing systems, construction and protective material products). 3M serves many markets, including: automotive, electronics, energy, appliances, paper/printing, packaging, food/beverage, construction, clinics/hospitals, pharmaceuticals, dental/orthodontic, retail, home improvement, and building maintenance.
AbbVie (ABBV) | 26,000 Employees
AbbVie, Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical treatments. Its products include HUMIRA (a biologic therapy administered as a subcutaneous injection to treat autoimmune diseases), VIEKIRA PAK (an all-oral therapy for adult patients with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis), Kaletra (an anti-HIV-1 medicine used to maintain viral suppression), Norvir (a protease inhibitor used to treat HIV-1 infections), and Synagis (to prevent respiratory syncytial virus infection in high risk infants). AbbVie also provides AndroGel (a testosterone replacement therapy for males), Creon (a pancreatic enzyme therapy for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency), Synthroid (to treat hypothyroidism), and Lupron (a product used for the palliative treatment of prostate cancer and for the preoperative treatment of patients with anemia), Duopa and Duodopa (an intestinal gel to treat Parkinsons disease), Sevoflurane (an anesthesia product), TriCor, Trilipix, Niaspan, Simcor, Advicor (to treat metabolic conditions characterized by high cholesterol), and Zemplar (to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism). AbbVie sells its treatments to wholesalers, distributors, government agencies, health care facilities, specialty pharmacies, and independent retailers.
Aetna (AET) | 48,800 Employees
Aetna, Inc. is an American health care benefits company that operates via three segments: Health Care, Group Insurance, and Large Case Pensions. The Health Care segment offers medical, pharmaceutical, dental, behavioral, and visual health coverage plans on an insured and administrative basis. Aetna also provides other insurance services like health savings accounts, consumer-directed health plans, Medicare, Medicaid, and other medical products (medical management and data analytics services, stop loss insurance, and workers' compensation solutions). The Group Insurance segment provides life insurance products (including group term, spouse, dependent, group universal, accidental death, and dismemberment life insurance policies), disability insurance products, and long-term care insurance services (which offer benefits to cover cost of care expenses in adult day care, assisted living, and nursing facilities). The Large Case Pensions segment manages retirement products (pension and annuity solutions for tax-qualified plans) and offers pension services to employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time workers, health care providers, governmental units, labor groups, and expatriates.
Alibaba Group (BABA) | 22,070 Employees
Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an e-commerce company in the People’s Republic of China. Alibaba oversees its Taobao Marketplace (an online shopping destination), Tmall (a third-party platform for brands and retailers), Juhuasuan (a group buying marketplace), Alibaba.com (an online B2B marketplace), 1688.com (an online wholesale marketplace), and AliExpress (a consumer marketplace). Alibaba also provides pay-for-performance and display marketing services via Alimama (a marketing technology platform), TANX (a real-time online advertising exchange in China), and a data management platform that allows TANX participants to evaluate and select online advertising inventory. Additionally, the company offers cloud computing services, including: elastic computing, database services, and storage through its Alibaba Cloud Computing platform. Furthermore, the Alibaba Group supports Web hosting and domain name registration services, payment and escrow solutions, and develops/operates mobile Web browsers.
Alphabet (GOOGL) | 51,570 Employees
Google, Inc. is a technology company that builds products and provides informational services. The company's product offerings include: Google Search (which provides access to online information), Knowledge Graph (that allows users to search for things, people, and places), Google Now (an artificial intelligence platform), and Product Listing Ads (that offer product prices and merchant information). Google also provides AdWords (an auction-based advertising program), AdSense (which enables approved Websites to deliver ads over Google's network), Google Display (an advertising network), DoubleClick Ad Exchange (a marketplace for trading ad space), and YouTube (which offers video and interactive ads). Moreover, the tech giant provides Android (an open source mobile software platform), Chromebook (a simplified laptop), Chrome (a search engine), Chromecast (a first generation dongle), Nexus devices, Google+ (a multifaceted social media platform), Google Play (a cloud-based digital entertainment app store), Google Drive (a cloud storage platform), and Google Wallet (a virtual consumer payment system). Lastly, Google develops popular baseline apps such as Gmail, Calendar, Portfolio, Maps, News, Google Earth (software imagery and data visualization), App Engine (PAAS), Cloud Storage, BigQuery (for real time analytics), Cloud SQL (for structured query language), and Google Compute Engine (IAAS).
Amazon.com (AMZN) | 154,100 Employees
Amazon.com, Inc. is an international online (e-commerce) retailer. It operates in two segments: North America and International. The company serves consumers via retail Websites (such as amazon.com and amazon.ca). Amazon also offers programs that enable distributors to sell their products and content (books, magazines, newspapers, music, movies, apps) on individual Websites. Additionally, the company serves developers and enterprises via Amazon Web Services (which provides computing, storage, database, analytics, applications, and deployment services). Moreover, Amazon manufactures and sells consumer electronic devices (Kindle E-Readers, Fire Tablets, Fire TVs, Echo, and Fire Phones) and provides Kindle Direct Publishing (an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to sell their books on Amazon's Kindle Store). Lastly. and perhaps most popular, is Amazon's Prime service, which is an annual membership program that provides users free two-day shipping, access to instant movie streaming, and access to books on Kindle devices.
Amgen (AMGN) | 17,900 Employees
Amgen, Inc. is a biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and distributes human therapeutic treatments. Amgen focuses on oncology, hematology, inflammation, bone health, nephrology, cardiovascular, and general medicine. The company's products include Neulasta (a protein that decreases chemotherapy-induced infections in cancer patients), NEUPOGEN (a recombinant-methionyl human colony-stimulating factor that reduces infection in non-myeloid malignancies), Enbrel (to treat rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis), EPOGEN (for treating dialysis), Aranesp (for treating anemia), XGEVA (for preventing skeletal-related disorders), Prolia (for treating postmenopausal women with osteoporosis), Sensipar/Mimpara (for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease patients), Kyprolis (a proteasome inhibitor to treat patients with multiple myeloma and lung cancer), Nplate, Vectibix, and BLINCYTO (for treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia). Amgen also serves pharmaceutical wholesale distributors, healthcare providers, dialysis centers, hospitals, and pharmacies. It has collaborative agreements with AstraZeneca, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, UCB, and Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) | 155,000 Employees
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV is a worldwide brewing company that produces, markets, distributes, and sells beer; it also produces and sells soda. Anheuser-Busch's portfolio contains approximately 200 beer brands: International (Budweiser, Stella Artois, Corona, Becks), Multi-Country (Leffe and Hoegaarden), and Local (Bud Light, Skol, Brahma, Antarctica, Quilmes, Victoria, Modelo Especial, Michelob Ultra, Harbin, Sedrin, Klinskoye, Sibirskaya Korona, Chernigivske, Jupiler).
Anthem (ANTM) | 51,500 Employees
Anthem, Inc. operates, through its subsidiaries, as an American health benefits company. Anthem is comprised of two segments: Commercial & Specialty Business and Government Business. The company offers a spectrum of network-based health care benefit plans to large and small employers, individuals, Medicaid members, and seniors. Anthem's managed care policies include provider, health maintenance, point-of-service, traditional indemnity, and hybrid plans. The company also provides a range of managed care services (claims processing, underwriting, stop loss insurance, actuarial services, provider network access, medical cost management, disease management, and wellness programs) and specialty insurance services (dental, vision, life, disability, radiology, and personal health care benefits); furthermore, Anthem provides insurance for the federal Government's medicare programs.
Apple (AAPL) | 92,600 Employees
Apple, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communications and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, third-party digital content, and applications. Apple offers iPhone (a line of flagship smartphones), iPad (a line of high tech tablets), Mac (a line of desktop and laptop PCs), and iPod (a line of portable digital music and media players). Apple also oversees its internally produced iTunes app, in addition to its newer Mac App Store. Furthermore, Apple's product portfolio includes: iCloud (a private cloud service), Apple Pay (a next generation mobile payments system), and Apple TV (an app-centric television device). The company's consumer and professional software applications include: iOS and OS X (mobile and computational operating systems), iLife (a consumer-oriented digital software application suite), and iWork (an integrated productivity suite that offers Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and FileMaker Pro). Additionally, Apple offers various accessories, such as Beats By Dre headphones, cases, displays, and storage devices. The company sells digital content and applications through its iTunes, iBooks, and Mac App Stores. Apple sells its hardware via retail and online stores, direct sales force, cellular network carriers, wholesalers, and value-added resellers. The company's customers include educators, small businesses, mid-market companies, enterprise corporations, and government agencies.
Baidu (BIDU) | 31,680 Employees
Baidu, Inc. mainly provides Internet search services in China. The company offers is Chinese search platform on its Baidu.com Website, in addition to other services. Baidu also provides a Web directory, music products, social-networking platforms, UGC-based knowledge products, geographical services, entertainment products, security solutions, mobile goods, Webmaster Services, and image/video search services. Moreover, the company offers (based on search queries, contextuals, audience attributes, and display placements), branding display marketing services, and auction-based P4P services. Baidu serves online marketing customers consisting of SMEs, large domestic companies, and Chinese multinational corporations (primarily operating in the healthcare, education, software, gaming, tourism, machinery, construction, franchising, e-commerce, electronics, transportation, financial, and information technology industries. Baidu sells its online marketing services directly and via its distribution network.
Biogen Idec (BIIB) | 7,550 Employees
Biogen Idec, Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets therapies for the treatment of neurological, autoimmune, and hematologic disorders. It provides AVONEX and PLEGRIDY (to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis), TYSABRI (to treat relapsing forms of MS/Crohns disease), TECFIDERA (to treat MS), FAMPYRA (to improve walking abilities in adult patients suffering from MS), ALPROLIX (to treat hemophilia B), ELOCTATE (to treat hemophilia A), RITUXAN (for treating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia), GAZYVA (for previously untreated CLL patients), and FUMADERM (to treat severe plaque psoriasis); Biogen also recently competed a successful Phase III clinical trial of ZINBRYTA, a monoclonal antibody in relapsing MS. Its current Phase III clinical trial products include TYSABRI, GAZYVA, and ISIS-SMN (for spinal muscular atrophy). Biogen's Phase II clinical trial products include: Anti-LINGO (for optic neuritis and MS), Neublastin (for neuropathic pain), TYSABRI (for optic neuritis), ANTI-TWAEK (for lupus nephritis), BAN2401 and E2609 (for Alzheimers disease), and GAZYVA (for lupus nephritis), as well as STX-100 (a Phase IIA clinical trial drug for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis). Lastly, Biogen's Phase I clinical trial products include: BIIB037 (for Alzheimer's disease), ISIS-DMPK (for myotonic dystrophy), BIIB061 (for MS), and Anti-BDCA2 (for systemic lupus erythematosus), as well as BIIB037 and Anti-C (both currently undergoing Phase IB clinical trials).
BlackRock (BLK) | 12,200 Employees
BlackRock, Inc. is a publicly owned investment firm. The company mainly provides its services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors. It also manages corporate, public, union, and industry accounts. Moreover, BlackRock oversees pension plans, insurance company portfolios, third-party mutual funds, endowments, foundation funds, charity donations, institutional accounts, and bank assets. The firm provides separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. BlackRock also manages open-end and closed-end mutual funds, offshore funds, ETFs, unit trusts, and alternative investment vehicles (including hedge funds and structured funds). It primarily invests in growth and value stocks ( including small-cap, mid-cap, and large-cap companies). For these investments, BlackRock employs a fundamental and quantitative approach, with a bottom-up stock picking approach.
Boeing Company (BA) | 168,400 Employees
The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense systems, human space flight products, and launch platforms. The company operates in five segments: Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Military Aircraft, Network & Space Systems, Global Services & Support, and Boeing Capital. The Commercial Airplanes segment develops, produces, and markets commercial jet aircraft (for passenger and cargo uses) and related support services (aviation solutions, aircraft modifications, spares, replacements, training, maintenance, technical advice). The Boeing Military Aircraft segment is involved in the research, development, production, and modification of military aircraft, weaponry, mobility, surveillance, and engagement. The Network & Space Systems division is engaged in the research, development, production, and modification of electronics and information solutions, strategic missile defense systems, space/intelligence platforms, and space exploration products. The Global Services and Support segment offers a range of products and services, including integrated logistics (like supply chain management and engineering support), maintenance, aircraft modifications, training systems, and government services (such as pilot and maintenance training). The Boeing Capital segment facilitates, arranges, structures, and provides financing solutions (finance leases, notes, receivables, and investments for its commercial customers).
Boston Beer Company (SAM) | 1,120 Employees
The Boston Beer Company, Inc. produces and sells alcoholic beverages in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, Caribbean, Pacific Rim, Mexico, and Central/South America. The company sells approximately 50 beers under the Samuel Adams (or Sam Adams) brand names, 10 flavored malt beverages under the Twisted Tea brand name, and eight hard cider beverages under the Angry Orchard brand name. The Boston Beer Company also sells its consumer beverages to a network of wholesale distributors, who in turn sell to retailers. These retailers include: pubs, restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, package stores, stadiums, and other beverage outlets.
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) | 25,000 Employees
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company discovers, develops, markets, licenses, distributes, and sells biopharmaceutical products. It provides chemically-synthesized drugs, small molecules, and biologics in various therapeutic areas (HIV, oncology, neuroscience, immunoscience, and cardiovascular health). The company's products include Baraclude, (for chronic hepatitis B treatment), Daklinza (for hepatitis C treatment), Reyataz and Sustiva (for HIV treatment), Erbitux (an antibody that targets and blocks the epidermal growth factor receptor), Sprycel (a multi-targeted inhibitor for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia), Yervoy (an antibody for the treatment of metastatic melanoma), Abilify (an antipsychotic agent for adults with schizophrenia and extreme depression), Orencia (for treating rheumatoid arthritis), and Eliquis (an oral inhibitor targeted at stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation). Bristol-Myers Squibb is also developing Opdivo (a human monoclonal antibody for lung cancer, renal cell cancer, and melanoma), Beclabuvir (an inhibitor for the treatment of HCV), and Elotuzumab (a humanized monoclonal antibody for the treatment of multiple myeloma).
Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B) | 4,000 Employees
The Brown-Forman Corporation is engaged in the manufacturing, bottling, importing, exporting, marketing, and selling of alcoholic beverages. It produces whiskey, ready-to-drink cocktails, vodka, tequila, champagne, wine, liqueur, and other distilled spirits. Brown-Forman offers its products primarily under the brand names Jack Daniels, Gentleman Jack, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Antiguo, el Jimador, Herradura, Pepe Lopez, Woodford Reserve, Canadian Mist, Chambord, Collingwood, Early Times, Korbel Champagne, Little Black Dress, Maximus, Old Forester, Sonoma-Cutrer, and Tuaca. The company sells its products to distributors and state governments, as well as directly to retail stores and wholesalers within the United States, Australia, Mexico, Germany, Russia, France, Canada, Japan, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Brazil, and Italy.
Celgene (CELG) | 6,010 Employees
Celgene Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes therapies to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases. It markets REVLIMID (an oral immunomodulatory drug for multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, and mantle cell lymphoma), ABRAXANE (a solvent-free chemotherapy product to treat breast, lung, pancreatic, and gastric cancers), POMALYST/IMNOVID (for the treatment of multiple myeloma), and VIDAZA (a pyrimidine nucleoside analog to treat intermediate-2 and high-risk MDS, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, and acute myeloid leukemia). Celgene's other products include THALOMID (for patients with multiple myeloma and for the treatment of cutaneous manifestations of erythema nodosum leprosum), OTEZLA (for psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, and ankylosing spondylitis), ISTODAX (to treat cutaneous and peripheral T-cell lymphoma), FOCALIN, FOCALIN XR, and RITALIN LA. Its clinical stage treatments comprise oral anti-inflammatory agents, hematological and solid tumor cancer products, cellular therapies, anemia medicines, and lymphoma solutions.
Cisco Systems (CSCO) | 72,250 Employees
Cisco Systems, Inc. is a multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking products and services related to the telecommunications and information technology (IT) industries. The company provides switching products (fixed-configuration and modular switches), storage solutions (that enable end user connectivity), workstation platforms, IP phones, wireless access points, servers, and NGN routing devices (that interconnect public and private wireline/mobile networks). Cisco also offers service provider video infrastructure, including: set-top boxes, cable/telecommunications access products, cable modems, and video software solutions. In addition, it provides collaboration services, telepresence systems, data center products (blade and rack servers, software, server access virtualization solutions), security products (network, Web and email, cloud, advanced malware protection, data center security), and network admission control services. Cisco also offers wireless products consisting of wireless access points, network managed services, and standalone cloud managed solutions. The company serves businesses of various sizes (mainly enterprise), public institutions, and telecommunications companies.
Constellation Brands (STZ) | 6,300 Employees
Constellation Brands, Inc. produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells various wines, including: table, sparkling, and dessert wines. Constellation's wine brands include: Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, and Wild Horse; its spirits brands comprise Black Velvet Canadian Whisky and Svedka Vodka. Constellation Brands, Inc. primarily offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, and government alcohol beverage control agencies.
Diageo (DEO) | 26,590 Employees
Diageo PLC manufactures and distributes premium drinks. Its products include Scotch, Irish whiskey, gin, vodka, rum, Irish cream liqueur, Raki, wine, tequila, Canadian and American whiskey, Cachaça, and beer. The company's core brands include: Johnnie Walker (Red Label, Black Label, Double Black Label), Crown Royal, Buchanan's, J&B, Baileys, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Guinness, Shui Jing Fang, and Yenì Raki. Its reserve brands include: Johnnie Walker (Blue Label, Green Label, Gold Label, Gold Label Reserve, Platinum Label), John Walker & Sons Collection, Johnnie Walker The Gold Route, Johnnie Walker The Royal Route, The Singleton, Cardhu, Talisker, Lagavulin, Buchanan's (Special Reserve and Red Seal), Bulleit (Bourbon and Rye), Tanqueray (No. TEN and Malacca), Cîroc, Ketel One, Don Julio, Zacapa, and Bundaberg SDlx.
Eli Lilly & Company (LLY) | 39,140 Employees
Eli Lilly and Company is an international pharmaceutical company. It operates in two segments: Human Pharmaceutical and Animal Health products. The company offers endocrinology products (to treat diabetes, osteoporosis in postmenopausal men and women, human growth hormone deficiency, pediatric growth conditions, and testosterone deficiency) and neuroscience products (for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic musculoskeletal pain, schizophrenia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), and bulimia nervosa. Additionally, Eli Lilly offers treatments for widespread lung, colorectal, head and neck, pancreatic, metastatic breast, ovarian, bladder, and metastatic gastric cancers; it also supplies cardiovascular solutions for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), benign prostatic hyperplasia, thrombotic cardiovascular events, and cardiac complications. Moreover, Eli Lilly distributes animal health products (like cattle feed additives, protein supplements, performance enhancers, antibiotics, anticoccidial agents, flea and heartworm repellants, and intestinal parasite controls). Additionally, the company offers medicines to treat chronic manifestations of atopic dermatitis and congestive heart failure in dogs, and chronic allergic dermatitis and kidney diseases in cats.
Exxon Mobil (XOM) | 75,000 Employees
Exxon Mobil Corporation searches for crude oil and natural gas; it also produces petrol products and similar commodity-based goods. As of December 2013, Exxon Mobil had roughly 37,661 gross sites and 31,823 net operated wells. The company also manufactures/markets commodity petrochemicals (olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, polypropylene plastics, specialty products) and transports/sells natural chemical compounds (crude oil, natural gas, petroleum products). In addition, Exxon Mobil maintains investments in electric power generation facilities. The corporation operates in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
Facebook (FB) | 8,350 Employees
Facebook, Inc. is the world's most popular social media platform; it is also an emerging tech company. Facebook provides engineers a set of tools and application programming interfaces that enable developers the ability to create mobile/Web applications. The company's products include the Facebook Mobile App and Website (that enable people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other), Messenger (a messaging application available on iOS and Android phones), Instagram (a mobile app and Website that enables people to capture, customize, and share photos/videos with friends), and WhatsApp (a free cross-platform messaging service available on iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows, and Nokia devices). As of January 2015, Facebook had 1.35 billion monthly active users.
Gilead Sciences (GILD) | 6,100 Employees
Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of life threatening diseases in North/South America, Europe, and Asia. The company's products include: HIV treatments (Stribild, Complera/Eviplera, Atripla, Truvada, Viread, Emtriva, Tybost, Vitekta) and liver disease treatments (Sovaldi, Viread, Hepsera). It also offers Letairis (a treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension), Ranexa (a tablet for the treatment of chronic angina), Lexiscan/Rapiscan (an injection for use as a pharmacologic stress agent), Cayston (an inhaled antibiotic for the treatment of damaged respiratory systems in cystic fibrosis patients), and Tamiflu (an oral antiviral capsule for the treatment and prevention of influenza). Additionally, Gilead Sciences provides AmBisome (an antifungal agent), Vistide (an antiviral injection for the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis in adults with AIDS), and Macugen (an anti-angiogenic oligonucleotide to treat neovascular age-related macular degeneration). Furthermore, Gilead Sciences maintains experimental treatments for HIV, liver, oncology/inflammation, cardiovascular, and respiratory diseases. Gilead Sciences sells it drugs via internal marketing/sales teams, third-party distributors, and corporate partners.
Goldman Sachs (GS) | 34,000 Employees
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. provides investment banking, securities, and investment management services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and extremely wealthy individuals. It operates via four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing/Lending, and Investment Management. The Investment Banking segment offers financial advisory services (strategic advisory assignments with respect to M&A, divestitures, corporate defense, risk management, restructurings, spin-offs) and underwriting services (public offerings and derivative transactions). The Institutional Client Services segment is involved in client execution activities related to developing markets in interest rate products, credit products, mortgages, currencies, and commodities; this division also provides financing, securities lending, and other prime brokerage services to institutional clients. The Investing & Lending segment invests in business opportunities and offers long-term financial loans to clients. It also makes investments in debt securities, loans, public and private equity securities, and real estate entities. The Investment Management segment provides high net worth individuals with investment products and wealth advisory services.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) | 126,500 Employees
Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in researching, developing, manufacturing, and selling various health care products. The company operates in three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices/Diagnostics. Johnson & Johnson's Consumer segment offers a range of products used for infant care, skin treatment, oral health, injury relief, female health, nutrition, non-prescription medicines, wellness products, and prevention platforms. Such consumer brands include: Aveeno, Clean & Clear, Dabao, Lubriderm, Neutrogena, RoC, Vendôme, Listerine, BAND-AID, Neosporin, Stayfree, Carefree, o.b. Tampons, Splenda, Tylenol, Sudafed, Zyrtec, Motrin IB, and Pepcid. The Pharmaceutical segment develops anti-infective, antipsychotic, cardiovascular, contraceptive, gastrointestinal, hematologic, immunologic, metabolic, neurologic, oncologic, and pain management treatment solutions. Johnson & Johnson's Medical Devices/Diagnostics segment offers various other solutions, such as: cardiovascular treatments, orthopedic/neurological medicines, general surgery products, biosurgical instruments, energy goods, professional diagnostic devices, infection prevention supplies, and disposable contact lenses.
LinkedIn (LNKD) | 6,640 Employees
LinkedIn Corporation operates a professional online network, which enables its user to connect with other business savvy individuals. The company, via its main platform, allows users to create, manage, and share their professional identity online, build/engage their professional connections, access shared insights, and find business opportunities (mainly job openings). LinkedIn also offers users multiple mobile applications (Connected, Jobs, Pulse, SideShare) across various operating systems (iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows), a Website (that allows developers to integrate its services into their applications), and a set of embeddable widgets. Fundamentally, the company eliminates transaction costs by pairing recruiters with skilled workers. LinkedIn also capitalizes from its B2B Corporate Solutions (that enable enterprises and organizations to find, contact, and hire qualified candidates), Jobs Service (which allow businesses and other entities to advertise job opportunities on LinkedIn's network), and Subscriptions (which enable recruiters and hiring managers to find, contact, and analyze potential job candidates). Furthermore, LinkedIn provides Advertisements (a self-service platform that for targeted marketing), Enterprise (a marketing solution to target larger advertisers), and Sponsored Updates (that enable advertisers to share and amplify content marketing messages). Lastly, LinkedIn provides premium subscriptions packages for professionals eager to meticulously manage their professional identity and connect with talent.
Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) | 112,000 Employees
Lockheed Martin Corporation is a security and aerospace company that engages in the research, design, development, integration, and sustainment of technology systems, products, and services; it also provides managerial, engineering, technical, scientific, logistical, and informational services. Lockheed Martin's Aeronautics segment produces combat aircraft and unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). The company's Information Systems & Global Solutions segment develops integrated information technology solutions, management services, data analytics, cyber security, air traffic control systems, energy demand solutions, network-enabled situational awareness, command and control systems, complex global systems (that help customers gather, analyze, and distribute critical data), and classified systems and services (to support national security). Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control segment provides offensive and defensive missile systems, tactical missiles, air-to-ground precision strike weapon systems, logistics services, fire control systems, engineering support, and manned/unmanned ground vehicles. The company's Mission Systems and Training segment offers ship and submarine mission and combat systems, aircraft sensors, sea and land-based missile defense systems, radar platforms, littoral combat ships, simulation/training services, and unmanned technologies. Lockheed Martin's Space Systems provides satellites, strategic/defensive missile systems, and space transportation vehicles.
Merck & Company (MRK) | 70,000 Employees
Merck & Company, Inc. provides global health care solutions. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat diseases related to cardiovascular complications, type 2 diabetes, asthma, nasal allergies, chronic hepatitis C viruses, HIV-1 infections, intra-abdominal infections, hypertension, arthritis, inflammatory pains, osteoporosis, male pattern baldness, and fertility. Merck also offers neuromuscular blocking agents (for use in surgery), anti-bacterial products (for skin infections), antidepressants, ophthalmic and cholesterol modification products, non-sedating antihistamines, and vaginal contraceptive implants. In addition, the company also provides products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting, to treat brain tumors and melanoma, to prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus, as well as vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, chickenpox, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Merck also offers animal health products, including antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs (to treat infectious and respiratory diseases), vaccines, parasiticides (for sea lice in salmon), and antibiotics/vaccines to combat bacterial and viral diseases in fish. Other animal products include diabetes mellitus treatment drugs and vaccines (for dogs and cats), ointments for acute and chronic otitis, anthelmintic treatments, chewable tablets (to kill fleas and ticks), and repellants. Merck serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government entities and agencies, physicians, and veterinarians.
Microsoft (MSFT) | 128,000 Employees
Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, markets, and supports software, services, and technical solutions. The company's Devices and Consumer Licensing (D&C) segment sells the Windows Desktop operating system, related software, Microsoft Office (for consumers), and Windows Phone operating system. Microsoft's Computing and Gaming Hardware segment offers Xbox gaming and entertainment consoles, accessories, video games, Xbox Live subscriptions, Surface devices/accessories, and PC accessories. The company's Phone Hardware segment offers Lumia Smartphones and other non-Lumia products. Furthermore, Microsoft oversees the Windows Store, Windows Phone Store, Xbox Live transactions, search advertising, display advertising, Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, and first-party video games, as well as operates retail stores. The company's Commercial Licensing segment (for B2B transactions) licenses server products (Windows Servers, Microsoft SQL Servers, Visual Studio, System Center, Client Access Licenses), Windows Embedded, Windows operating system, Microsoft Office for business (Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync), Microsoft Dynamics business solutions, and Skype. Its other Commercial segments offer enterprise services (premier support and Microsoft consulting services), commercial cloud (Office 365 Commercial, Microsoft Office online offerings, Dynamics CRM Online, Microsoft Azure), and other online commercial products/services.
Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) | 17,650 Employees
Molson Coors Brewing Company manufactures and sells alcoholic beverages. The company distributes its products in Canada under the following brand names: Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Molson Export, Molson Canadian 67, Molson Dry, Molson Canadian Cider, Rickard's Family, Carling, Carling Black Label, Pilsner, Keystone Light, Creemore Springs, Granville Island, and Coors Banquet. It also brews/distributes licensed products under the following brands: Heineken, Amstel Light, Murphy's, Newcastle Brown Ale, Strongbow cider, Miller Lite, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller Chill, Milwaukee's Best, and Milwaukee's Best Dry. Additionally, the Molson Coors Brewing Company distributes Corona, Coronita, Negra Modelo, and Pacifico. The beverage company's American portfolio includes: Coors Light, Miller Lite, Miller High Life, Keystone Light, Blue Moon, Leinenkugel's, Coors Banquet, Miller Genuine Draft, Icehouse, Mickey's, Milwaukee's Best, Hamm's, Old English 800, Henry Weinhard's, Molson and Foster's, George Killian's Irish Red, Redd's, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, Grolsch, Batch 19, Worthington's, St. Stefanus, Third Shift, Coors Non-Alcoholic, and Sharp's. Molson Coors' European portfolio includes: Carling, Ozujsko, Jelen, Staropramen, Coors Light, Kamenitza, Niksicko, Bergenbier, Branik, Worthington's, Sharp's Doom Bar, Borsodi, Ostravar, Noroc, Astika, Apatinsko, and Blue Moon, as well as various regional ale brands. Via its joint venture with Cobra Beer Partnership Limited, Molson Coors also distributes Zima, King Cobra, Coors Gold, and Coors Extra.
Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) | 1,240 Employees
Monster Beverage Corporation develops, markets, sells, and distributes alternative beverages (mainly in the United States). It operates in two segments: Direct Store Delivery and Warehouse. The Direct Store Delivery segment offers carbonated energy drinks, coffee-infused energy drinks, non-carbonated energy shakes, carbonated energy drinks containing nitrous oxide, non-carbonated energy drinks with electrolytes, energy supplements, and various iced teas. The Warehouse segment distributes sodas, sparkling waters, seltzer waters, energy drinks, fruit juices, juice cocktails, aseptic juices, coconut waters, lemonades, teas, powder drink mixes, and probiotic wellness powder drinks. The Monster Beverage brands include Monster Energy, Monster Rehab, Monster Energy Extra Strength Nitrous Technology, Java Monster, X-Presso Monster, Muscle Monster, Punch Monster, Hansen's, Hansen's Natural Cane Soda, Junior Juice, Blue Sky, Huberts, Worx Energy, and Peace Tea. The company serves beverage distributors, retail grocers, specialty chains, drug stores, mass merchandisers, health food distributors, and the military.
Nike (NKE) | 56,500 Employees
Nike, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories (for men, women, and children). The company offers products in seven categories: Running, Basketball, Football, Training, Sportswear, Action Sports, and Golf (under the Nike and Jordan brands). Nike also markets youth products designed for: Baseball, Lacrosse, Football, Tennis, Volleyball, and Wrestling; additionally, the company sells "officially-licensed" (NFL and NCAA) sports apparel and accessories. Nike also sells lavish performance equipment, including: bags, socks, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, and golf clubs. Its brand portfolio includes Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, Jack Purcell, and Hurley. Nike profits from selling its products to footwear stores, sporting goods outlets, athletic specialty shops, department stores, retail outlets (skate, tennis, golf), and Internet Websites (direct to consumer operations).
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) | 64,300 Employees
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a security company that provides aerospace and technological solutions for government and commercial agencies. The company's Aerospace Systems segment designs, develops, and produces manned aircraft, unmanned systems, spacecraft, high-energy laser systems, and microelectronics. Northrop Grumman primarily sells its products to government agencies (including intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, communications, battle management, strike operations, electronic warfare, satellite communications, and space exploration departments). Its Electronic Systems segment offers technical solutions for sensing, understanding, anticipating, and controlling operating environments to military, civil, and commercial customers. Northrop Grumman also provides defense systems, airborne fire control radar, situational awareness platforms, early warning systems, electronic warfare systems, air defense radar, navigation platforms, communications systems, marine propulsion systems, space systems, and logistics services. The company's Information Systems segment offers advanced combat solutions (command and control products, communication platforms, cybersecurity, and air/missile defense systems) to America's Department of Defense, national intelligence agencies, and foreign governments. Northrop Grumman's Technical Services segment provides space, missile defense, nuclear security, and hazard simulation services.
Novo Nordisk (NVO) | 40,960 Employees
Novo Nordisk A/S is a healthcare company that engages in the worldwide discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products. It operates in two segments: Diabetes Care and Biopharmaceuticals. The Diabetes Care segment covers insulins, GLP-1 analog, obesity treatments, oral antidiabetic drugs, protein related glucagon products, protein related delivery systems, and needles. The Biopharmaceuticals segment offers hemophilia care products, growth hormone therapy, and hormone replacement therapy. Novo Nordisk markets and distributes its products via subsidiaries, distributors, and independent agents.
Palo Alto Networks (PANW) | 1,900 Employees
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. provides enterprise security platforms to corporations, service providers, and government entities. Its products include Next-Generation Firewall (that delivers application, user, and content visibility/control) and Threat Intelligence Cloud (that offers central intelligence capabilities). The company provides firewall appliances like Panorama (a centralized security management solution) and Virtual System Upgrades (available as extensions to the virtual system capacity). Palo Alto Networks also offers subscription services (threat detection and prevention), URL filtering, laptop/mobile device protection, malware/threats protection, windows-based (fixed and virtual endpoints) protection services, support services, professional services (application traffic management, solution design, configuration, and firewall migration), and education services. The cybersecurity firm serves the enterprise network and endpoint security markets that consist of firewalls, unified threat management, Web gateways, intrusion detection/prevention, threat analysis, VPNs, and enterprise endpoint security technologies. Palo Alto Networks primarily sells its products to the following industries: education, energy, finance, government, healthcare, media, manufacturing, and telecommunications.
Priceline Group (PCLN) | 12,700 Employees
The Priceline Group, Inc. provides online travel related reservation and search services. The company operates Booking.com (which provides online accommodation reservation services) and Priceline.com (that offers hotel, rental car, and airline ticket reservation services, as well as vacation packages). It also operates Agoda.com (an online accommodation reservation service for consumers in the Asia-Pacific region) and rentalcars.com (that offers car rental reservation services). Additionally, Priceline offers KAYAK Websites and mobile apps (that allow consumers to compare airline ticket, hotel, and rental car reservation information from various travel Websites), and online restaurant reservation services under its OpenTable brand.
Red Hat (RHT) | 6,300 Employees
Red Hat, Inc. provides open source software solutions to worldwide enterprise customers. It develops and offers operating system, virtualization, middleware, storage, and cloud technologies. The company's products include: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (an enterprise operating system), Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (which includes standalone virtualization functionality and management tools), and Red Hat JBoss Middleware (that provides middleware offerings for developing, deploying, and managing applications). Red Hat also offers storage server software (that enables users to treat storage as a virtualized resource) and cloud offerings (that assist users in creating cloud computing environments). Red Hat's cloud offerings include: Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, and OpenShift by Red Hat. Additionally, the company provides enterprise services in the form of annual and multi-year subscriptions. Red Hat maintains notable strategic partnerships with Advanced Micro Devices, ARM Holdings, Intel Corporation, Amazon, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, and Rackspace.
Starbucks (SBUX) | 191,000 Employees
Starbucks Corporation operates as an international roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffees. The company operates in multiple, geographically-focused, segments: Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, China/Asia Pacific, and Channel Development. Starbucks stores offer coffee/tea beverages, packaged roasted whole bean and ground coffees, single serve products, juices, bottled water, ready-to-drink beverages, food products (pastries, breakfast sandwiches, lunch items), and beverage-making equipment/accessories. In addition, the company works alongside Pepsico to license the rights to produce and distribute Starbucks branded products to The North American Coffee Partnership, as well as licensed grocery stores and national foodservice accounts. Starbucks' brands include: Teavana, Tazo, Seattles Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange, Ethos, Starbucks VIA, Frappuccino, Starbucks Doubleshot, Starbucks Refreshers, and Starbucks Discoveries Iced Café Favorites; as of October 2014, the company operated 21,366 stores in 65 countries.
Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) | 43,010 Employees
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes generic, specialty, and other pharmaceutical products. The company operates in two segments: Generic Medicines and Specialty Medicines. The Generic Medicines segment distributes generic and branded generic medicines, specialized products (such as sterile goods, hormones, narcotics, high-potency drugs, and cytotoxic substances), and active pharmaceutical ingredients. The Specialty Medicines segment provides branded specialty medicines for use in the central nervous system and respiratory organs. Teva's central nervous system treatments comprise Copaxone (for multiple sclerosis), Azilect (for the treatment of Parkinsons disease), Nuvigil and Provigil (to treat excessive sleepiness), Fentora/Effentora and Actiq (to treat pain in opioid-tolerant patients with cancer), Zecuity (for the treatment of migraines), and Amrix (for muscle spasms). Teva's respiratory medicines include ProAir, QVAR, and Duoresp Spiromax (for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), as well as Treanda, Trisenox, Granix, Synribo, Lonquex, Tevagrastim/Ratiograstim, Myocet, and Eporatio (for the oncology market). Teva also sells and develops Plan B One-Step.
UnitedHealth Group (UNH) | 170,000 Employees
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. operates as a diversified health insurance company; its Healthcare segment offers B2C medical plans (for private, public, and mid-sized employers), individual health care coverage, elderly health and well-being services, Medicaid plans, youth health insurance programs, and commercial health services. The UnitedHealth Group contains a network of 850,000 physicians and approximately 6,100 hospitals. Moreover, its OptumHealth segment focuses on health management services, including care delivery, care management, consumer engagement, distribution, and health financial services. OptumHealth delivers healthcare solutions to individuals through employer programs, government entities, and personal care systems. The OptumInsight segment provides data analytics services, advisory consulting, and business process outsourcing to hospitals, physicians, commercial businesses, government agencies, and life sciences firms. Its OptumRx segment offers pharmacy benefit management programs (including retail pharmacy network management, home delivery services, specialty pharmacy solutions, manufacturer rebate contracting, benefit plan designing, claims processing) and a range of clinical program services.
Visa (V) | 9,500 Employees
Visa, Inc. is a payments technology company that operates as a worldwide retail electronic payments network. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. It owns and operates VisaNet (which is involved in the authorization, clearing, and settlement of payment transactions), provides fraud protection (for account holders), and assures payments (for merchants). Visa also offers a range of processing services for participating issuers of Visa debit, prepaid, and ATM payment products. Moreover, the company provides electronic payment, risk management, and payment security solutions to online merchants. Visa also mediates digital goods transactions (for online games, digital media, and social networks) and provides financial services (for mobile network operators and financial institutions). The company's brands include: Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink, and PLUS.
Walt Disney Company (DIS) | 180,000 Employees
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a global entertainment corporation. The company contains five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive. The Media Networks segment operates cable television networks, domestic television stations, radio channels, television production, and television distribution. Disney's primary cable networks include ESPN, Disney Channels, ABC Family, UTV/Bindass, and Hungama. The Parks and Resorts segment oversees the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida (which includes theme parks, hotels, vacation club properties, retail shopping, restaurants, an entertainment complex, campgrounds, a sports complex, golf courses, and water parks); this segment also operates the Disneyland Resort (California), Disney Resort & Spa (Hawaii), Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Disneyland (Paris), Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort, as well as licenses the operations of Tokyo Disneyland Resort. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings, and live stage plays. The Consumer Products segment licenses trade names, characters, visual/literary properties, show promoters, publishers (entertainment and educational books, magazines, comic books), and operates learning centers. The Interactive segment creates and delivers entertainment and lifestyle content across interactive media platforms.
Zillow Group (ZG) | 1,220 Employees
Zillow Group, Inc. operates online real estate and home-related information marketplaces. It offers a portfolio of services to help people find housing information and connect with local real estate professionals. The Zillow Group's product portfolio includes Zillow (a consumer real estate and rental marketplace), Trulia (a home shopping marketplace), StreetEasy (a real estate marketplace), HotPads (a map-based apartment and home rental search brand), ActiveRain (a networking site for real estate industry professionals to connect and share information), Mortech (which supplies mortgage professionals with various services and tools), Postlets (a free listings creation and distribution tool for landlords and property managers), and Retsly (that normalizes real estate data from multiple listing services).
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