Top 10 Companies for 2013
Apple, of course, makes forecasters' list, along with Pfizer, Walmart
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2013 4:50 PM CST
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(Newser) – The prognosticators at 24/7 Wall Street are out with their annual predictions on which companies will be the most profitable in 2013. And, yes, Apple is expected to retain its No. 1 spot—by a wide margin. Here is the forecast with expected 2013 earnings, via MarketWatch.

  • No. 1: Apple, $46 billion, up 10%
  • No. 2: Exxon Mobil, $37 billion, up 2%
  • No. 3 (tie): Chevron, $24 billion, flat
  • No. 3 (tie): Microsoft, $24 billion, up 7%

  • No. 5: JP Morgan Chase, $20 billion, up 6%
  • No. 6 (tie): Wells Fargo, $19 billion, up 9%
  • No. 6 (tie): IBM, $19 billion, up 10%
  • No. 8: General Electric, $18 billion, up 11%
  • No. 9: Pfizer, $17 billion, up 6%
  • No. 10: Walmart, $16 billion, up 10%
Click here for specifics on each company.