Express Scripts Enters Fortune 500 Top 20

Express Scripts Holding moved to No 20 on the Fortune 500 list, up four places from last year, and is one of nine St. Louis-based companies to make the list. Express Scripts is the first St. Louis company to make the top 20 cut in more than two decades. McDonnell Douglas was ranked No. 21 in 1992 when the Fortune 500 list included only industrial companies. O’Reilly Automotive Inc. based out of Springfield made the top 500 list at No. 390.

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The following are the current and previous rankings for the nine St. Louis companies:

  • 20. Express Scripts Holding (24)
  • 121. Emerson (123)
  • 197. Monsanto (206)
  • 251. Centene (303)
  • 274. Reinsurance Group of America (275)
  • 365. Peabody Energy (315)
  • 379. Ameren (373)
  • 444. Jones Financial (491)
  • 449. Graybar Electric (465)

Several other Missouri based companies made the top 1000 list, including:

  • 549. Energizer Holdings Inc.
  • 626. Leggett & Platt Inc.
  • 695. Arch Coal Inc.
  • 742. Cerner Corp.
  • 743. H&R Block Inc.
  • 781. Sigma-Aldrich Corp.
  • 795. DST Systems Inc.
  • 826. Brown Shoe Company
  • 832. Olin Corp.
  • 855. Great Plains Energy Inc.

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