Bigger and Better

Want to find 10 supersized companies in the S&P 500 index with top investment rankings? Here they are

By David Braverman

The companies listed in major indexes like the Standard & Poor's 500 are among those with the largest market capitalizations on Wall Street. And among these large-cap stocks are those considered to be the cream of American companies.

S&P's latest stock screen takes stocks in the S&P 500 Index with the largest capitalization, or value. These stocks also are given the highest ranking of 5 STARS (buy) from S&P analysts.

Here are the 10 stocks S&P uncovered.

Exxon Mobil (XOM )

Home Depot (HD )

IBM Corp. (IBM )

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ )

JP Morgan Chase (JPM )

Merck (MRK )

Pepsico (PEP )

Pfizer (PFE )

Texas Instruments (TXN )

Tyco International (TYC )

Braverman is senior portfolio officer for Standard & Poor's

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