Forbes names CVS, Citizens, Textron, Hasbro among top public companies

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. ranked 26th on Forbes’ inaugural top public companies in America list.

The pharmacy/retail giant has a market value of $80.5 billion.

Forbes, which released the list on Tuesday, said companies from 38 states and the District of Columbia are represented on the list. Absent are firms from Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Rhode Island had four public companies on the list, with CVS ranking the highest. Also included were Citizens Financial Group Inc. at No. 184, Textron Inc. at No. 225, and Hasbro Inc. at No. 408.

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Citizens, based in Providence, has a market value of $17.5 billion, according to Forbes. Textron, a manufacturer also based in the city, has a market value of $12.9 billion.

Hasbro, a toymaker based in Pawtucket, has a market value of $12.4 billion.

Topping the list was Berkshire Hathaway, followed by Apple, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, AT&T, Bank of America, ExxonMobil, General Electric, Wal-Mart and Microsoft.

Massachusetts has 14 public companies on the list, with GE ranking the highest.

Companies were ranked based on a composite score from equally-weighted measures of revenue, profits, assets and market value as of March 31.

Lori Stabile is the PBN Web Editor.