SOURCE: Institutional Investor

Institutional Investor

November 04, 2014 06:15 ET

Gilead Sciences Once Again Tops the List of California's Most Honored Companies in Institutional Investor's All-America Executive Team Ranking

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2014) - Gilead Sciences claims seven top-ranked positions in the 2015 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 biotech company's CEO John Martin, CFO Robin Washington, IR Professional Patrick O'Brien and IR program each reclaimed published positions this year, giving Gilead the distinction of Most Honored Company.

The rest of California's Most Honored Companies are:

  • Activision Blizzard - Software
  • Allergan - Pharmaceuticals
  • Chevron Corp. - Integrated Oil
  • Cisco Systems - Telecommunications
  • Electronic Arts - Software
  • First Republic Bank - Banks/Midcap
  • Gap - Retailing/Specialty Stores
  • Google - Internet
  • Hewlett-Packard Co. - IT Hardware
  • Illumina - Life Science & Diagnostic Tools & Medical Supplies & Devices
  • Intel Corp. - Semiconductors
  • Jack in the Box - Restaurants
  • LinkedIn Corp. - Internet
  • McKesson Corp. - Health Care Technology & Distribution
  • Pandora Media - Internet
  • - Software
  • Tesla Motors - Autos & Auto Parts
  • Visa - Computer Services & IT Consulting
  • Walt Disney Co. - Media
  • Wells Fargo & Co. - Banks/Large-Cap

Other companies in California with strong performances in the rankings include Adobe Systems, Amgen, Apple, Applied Materials, Avago Technologies, Cepheid, DirecTV, eBay, Edison International, Essex Property Trust, Facebook, Herbalife, Informatica Corp., Intuit, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Juniper Networks, Lam Research Corp., Mattel, NetApp, Netflix, Oracle Corp., Qualcomm, Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., SanDisk Corp., Seagate Technology, Sempra Energy, SolarCity Corp., Standard Pacific Corp., SunPower Corp., SVB Financial Group, URS Corp., Western Digital Corp., Williams-Sonoma, and Yahoo!.

The 2015 All-America Executive Team is based on the votes of 1,253 portfolio managers and analysts from buy-side investment firms and 1,013 analysts from sell-side firms. An in-depth feature article profiling the 2015 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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