While Oracle climbed from #39 to #27 and SAP moved up from #43 to #38, Cisco dropped from #9 to #15, while Hewlett-Packard tumbled from #25 to #59.
One of the most dramatic gains in money-manager respect was generated by Amazon, which placed #2 behind Apple after coming in last year at #10.
Other tech companies making the list: Google rose from #8 to #6; Intel slipped from #14 to #17; Qualcomm slipped from #28 to #33; Verizon rose from #51 to #45; AT&T rose to #74 from #81; NTT DoCoMo inched up from #77 to #75; and fast-growing China Mobile fell from #75 to #85.
Among other well-known global corporations, Toyota's troubles took it from #6 to #47; Goldman Sachs tumbled from #30 to #66; BP's disaster in the Gulf dropped it from #47 to #95; and McDonald's moved up in the Top 10 from #7 to #5.
The full list is here.
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