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The July 24, 2006 issue of Fortune, featuring their Fortune 500 list
The July 24, 2006 issue of Fortune, featuring their Fortune 500 list

The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 American public corporations as measured by gross revenue, although eligible companies are any for which revenues are publicly available (which is a larger universe than "public companies", as the term is commonly understood, meaning "companies having common stock that trades on a stock exchange"). Fortune magazine compiles and publishes the list annually. Image File history File links Fortune_g500_cover06. ... Image File history File links Fortune_g500_cover06. ... Corporate redirects here. ... For the tax agency in the UK of the same name , see HM Revenue and Customs. ... Literally a public company is a company owned by the public. ... Fortune magazine is Americas second longest-running business magazine after Forbes magazine. ...

The Fortune 100 is a frequently used term used to reference the top 100 firms in this same list.

The Fortune 1000 refers to the top 1000 firms ranked according to the same methodology.

See also

The Fortune Global 500 is a ranking of the top 500 corporations worldwide as measured by revenue. ... The Forbes Global 2000 is an annual ranking of the top 2000 corporations in the world by Forbes magazine. ... A yearly publication by Fortune Magazine, Americas Most Admired Companies consists of corporations that are highly esteemed by the likes of Business Executives, Directors, and Analysts. ... This is a list of the world’s largest public and private businesses by annual sales during fiscal year 2004 ([1]). The list is limited to companies with annual revenues exceeding 1 billion US dollars, there are around 3,000 such companies. ... The S&P 500 is an index containing the stocks of 500 Large-Cap corporations, most of which are American. ...

External links

  • Full list of Fortune 500 companies - 2007
  • Full list of Fortune 500 companies - 2006
  • Information and stock quotes on Fortune 500 US Companies
  • A search engine to research Fortune 500 company websites
  • Top 1500 US Companies - Includes Fortune 500

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Corporation Finance: Issues, Review of Fortune 500 Companies' Periodic Reports (3429 words)
We also discovered that the comments raised on the Fortune 500 companies are consistent with the comments we issue generally in our review of periodic filings.
Under an appropriate heading, companies are encouraged to disclose their most difficult and judgmental estimates, the most important and pervasive accounting policies they use, and the areas most sensitive to material change from external factors, and to provide a sensitivity analysis to facilitate an investor's understanding of the impact on the bottom line.
In our review of the Fortune 500 companies, we noted a substantial number of companies did not provide any critical accounting policy disclosure in circumstances where FR-60 could fairly be read as calling for this disclosure.
Fortune 500 - Search Results - MSN Encarta (118 words)
Fortune 500 - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Fortune 500, a list of the 500 largest companies in the United States, compiled and published annually by Fortune, a financial magazine.
Fortune-Telling, practice of predicting the future through psychic means, such as the interpretation of signs or communication with supernatural...
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