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The 56 (non-utility) components from the original S&P 500 (founded in 1957) that are still in the S&P 500 today.



July 05, 2013 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: CL , COL , XOM

Greetings Fools,

Today's post is a pretty cool list, I think. Assuming my research is correct, there are currently 56 non-utility companies in the S&P 500, that were also in the original S&P 500, from 1957.

Not only do I get off on this stuff bc i'm a history buff, but also, because any company that has been successful over more than 56 years is pretty darn likely to: 1) have a strong business model, 2) be resistant to technologic disruption, and 3) may well have competitive advantages strong enough to preserve extraordinary returns on capital for the foreseeable future (which often results in a great investment, IF bought at a fair-to-cheap price)

This list was adapted from an old business week article highlighting the 50th anniversary of the S&P 500, and the companies that made the "50 year club."

I then updated that list to the present, and removed the utilities.

The resulting list was then sorted by 10 year average ROIC, data from Morningstar.



Colgate-Palmolive (CL)32.463

Rockwell Collins (COL)30.495

Exxon Mobil (XOM)26.495

Lockheed Martin (LMT)22.54

3M (MMM)22.344

IBM (IBM)21.918

PepsiCo (PEP)21.83

Coca-Cola (KO)20.03

Chevron (CVX)19.949

Altria Group (MO)18.749

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY)17.801

Occidental Petroleum (OXY)17.657

Campbell Soup (CPB)17.201

Merck (MRK)16.868

Hershey (HSY)16.702

Schlumberger (SLB)15.365

Boeing (BA)15.219

Kimberly-Clark (KMB)14.826

Halliburton (HAL)14.451

General Motors (GM)14.12

Marathon Oil (MRO)13.315

United Technologies (UTX)12.997

Procter & Gamble (PG)12.993

Abbott Laboratories (ABT)12.624

General Dynamics (GD)12.215

Du Pont (DD)11.141

Honeywell International (HON)10.727

Pfizer (PFE)10.26

PPG Industries (PPG)10.191

Raytheon (RTN)9.699

Eaton (ETN)9.62

ConocoPhillips (COP)9.222

Quest Diagnostics (DGX)9.13

General Mills (GIS)8.971

CVS (CVS)8.66

Ingersoll-Rand (IR)8.004

Union Pacific (UNP)7.037

Allstate (ALL)6.908

Norfolk Southern (NSC)6.269

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)6.253

Northrop Grumman (NOC)6.149

Caterpillar (CAT)5.78CSX (CSX)5.526

Pitney Bowes (PBI)5.457143

Dow Chemical (DOW)5.376

Deere (DE)4.206

Kroger (KR)3.811

Hartford Financial Services (HIG)2.473

Penney (J C) (JCP)1.853

International Paper (IP)0.967

Sealed Air (SEE)0.691

General Electric (GE)0.38

Ford Motor (F)-0.67571

MeadWestvaco (MWV)-0.744

Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT)-5.04

Unisys (UIS)-24.27

1 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On July 05, 2013 at 3:33 PM, JohnCLeven (40.37) wrote:

Please note: Some of these companies may have been removed from the S&P, at some point, during the 57 year span, and later readmitted.

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