SOURCE: Institutional Investor

Institutional Investor

January 09, 2014 08:00 ET

CBS Corp. Tops List of New York's Most Honored Companies in Institutional Investor's All-America Executive Team Ranking

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 9, 2014) - Media giant CBS Corp. claims seven top-ranked positions in the 2014 All-America Executive Team survey, Institutional Investor's annual poll of investors and sell-side analysts regarding America's top executives, IR professionals and IR programs.

The company's CEO Leslie Moonves, CFO Joseph Ianniello, IR Professional Adam Townsend and its investor relations program each claimed at least one published, top-ranked spot, placing CBS among a select group of Most Honored Companies.

The rest of New York's Most Honored Companies are:

  • Accenture - Computer Services & IT Consulting
  • Coach - Apparel, Footwear & Textiles
  • Colgate-Palmolive Co. - Cosmetics, Household & Personal Care Products
  • IBM Corp. - IT Hardware
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. - Banks/Large-Cap
  • Pfizer - Pharmaceuticals
  • MasterCard - Consumer Finance
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. - Pharmaceuticals
  • Philip Morris International - Tobacco
  • PVH Corp. - Apparel, Footwear & Textiles
  • Verizon Communications - Telecommunications
  • American International Group - Insurance
  • Goldman Sachs Group - Brokers, Asset Managers & Exchanges
  • American Express Co. - Consumer Finance
  • PepsiCo - Beverages

Other notable companies receiving strong marks include: Morgan Stanley in Brokers, Asset Managers & Exchanges, Estée Lauder Cos. in Cosmetics, Household & Personal Care Products, Sirona Dental Systems in Life Science & Diagnostic Tools & Medical Supplies & Devices, Signature Bank in Banks/Midcap, Citigroup in Banks/Large-Cap, AOL in Internet, Travelers Cos. in Insurance, BlackRock in Brokers, Asset Managers & Exchanges, MetLife in Insurance, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Biotechnology, Time Warner Cable in Media, SL Green Realty Corp. in REITs, M&T Bank Corp. in Banks/Large-Cap, Moody's Corp. in Business, Education & Professional Services, Avon Products in Cosmetics, Household & Personal Care Products, Tiffany & Co. in Retailing/Specialty Stores, Time Warner in Media, Hess Corp. in Integrated Oil, Hain Celestial Group in Food, CIT Group in Banks/Midcap, Interpublic Group of Cos., Omnicom Group and Twenty-First Century Fox in Media, Community Bank System in Banks/Midcap, Steven Madden in Apparel, Footwear & Textiles, and Kimco Realty Corp. in REITs.

The 2014 All-America Executive Team is based on the votes of 1,405 portfolio managers and analysts from buy-side investment firms and 1,209 analysts from sell-side firms. An in-depth feature article profiling the 2014 All-America Executive team will be published in the December/January issue of Institutional Investor magazine as well as online at

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