Fortune 500

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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.

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.

It has been said that, though the Fortune lists give a good measure of a company's power in the market, it doesn't necessarily reflect how well those corporations are managed. [1]


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The S&P 500 is an index containing the stocks of 500 Large-Cap corporations, most of which are American. The index is the most notable of the many indices owned and maintained by Standard & Poor's, a division of McGraw-Hill.
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