Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Discover Financial Services, Kirby Corp. and UnitedHealth Group Also Earn High Marks in Annual Analyst-Perception Survey

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 2, 2015) - Five companies sweep their sectors -- capturing first place in every category in which they're eligible to compete -- on the 2016 All-America Executive Team, Institutional Investor's exclusive annual ranking of the nation's corporate leaders as seen through the eyes of investment professionals:

  • CVS Health Corp., a retailer and health care services provider headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • Deere & Co., a Moline, Illinois-based manufacturer of farm equipment
  • Discover Financial Services of Riverwoods, Illinois, a credit card issuer and financial services provider
  • Houston's Kirby Corp., the nation's largest tank barge operator
  • UnitedHealth Group of Minnetonka, Minnesota, which offers health care products and services

Complete survey results can be found at

Institutional Investor 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 businesses on their performance in each of eight IR attributes, including accessibility of senior managements, quality and depth of answers to inquiries, transparency of financial reporting and disclosure, and so on.

The overall rankings in each of the four categories -- Best CEO, Best CFO, Best IR Professional and Best IR Company -- are based on combined buy- and sell-side votes. View the rankings at

Survey results reflect the opinions from nearly 2,040 investment professionals at close to 680 financial services firms. Respondents from the buy side work at firms that collectively manage an estimated $7.1 trillion in U.S. equities.

For more information, please contact Michele Luthin at [email protected] or (212) 224-3360.

About Institutional Investor
Now entering its fifth decade, Institutional Investor has consistently distinguished itself among the world's foremost financial publications with groundbreaking journalism and incisive writing that provides essential intelligence for a global audience. In addition, Institutional Investor offers a host of proprietary research and rankings that serve as respected industry benchmarks. For more information visit


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CVS Health Deere Co Among Big Winners on Institutional Investor's 2016 All-America Executive Team



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