SOURCE: Institutional Investor

Institutional Investor

November 04, 2014 06:15 ET

CVS Tops Institutional Investor's 2015 All-America Executive Team Line-Up

Freeport-McMoRan, Halliburton and Enterprise Products Partners Also Earn High Marks in Annual Analyst-Perception Survey

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2014) - CVS Health, the Woonsocket, Rhode Island-based operator of retail clinics and pharmacies, captures first place on the 2015 All-America Executive Team, Institutional Investor's ranking of U.S. corporate leaders as seen through the eyes of investment professionals.

Complete survey results can be found at www.institutionalinvestor.com.

II asked portfolio managers and sell-side analysts to name the best CEOs, CFOs, and investor-relations professionals at the U.S. companies they cover, and to evaluate these companies on their performance in each of eight IR attributes, including access to senior management, quality and depth of answers to inquiries, transparency of financial reporting and disclosure, and so on.

Freeport-McMoRan, a copper and gold mining outfit based in Phoenix, captures the No. 2 spot this year. In third and fourth places, respectively, are oilfield services provider Halliburton Co. and oil and gas pipeline operator Enterprise Products Partners; these companies are both headquartered in Houston. Rounding out the top five is Riverwoods, Illinois-based credit issuer Discover Financial Services.

Winners will be honored at a dinner and ceremony on Thursday, March 5, at the Mandarin Oriental in New York.

The 2015 All-America Executive Team reflects the opinions of more than 1,250 buy-side analysts and money managers at 660 firms that collectively manage an estimated $7.8 trillion in U.S. equities, and from more than 1,000 analysts from over 150 sell-side firms.

For more information, please contact Michele Luthin at michele.luthin@institutionalinvestor.com or (212) 224-3360.

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