According to a study by youth marketing and research firm YPulse, Nike tops the list of most trusted brands for millennials and is second only to Oreo for members of Gen Z.
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Boeing has its sights set firmly in the future. It's developing a capsule, along with SpaceX, to get astronauts to the International Space Station. And its United Launch Alliance with Lockheed Martin is developing revolutionary rocket technology.
Edwards Life Sciences
Demand for this company's transcatheter heart valves has been strong. And that's reflected in the company's investors seeing a 231% return on the stock since 2011.
The company was trusted by the world’s first vessel powered by hydrogen and renewable energy, the Energy Observer, to be its official supplier and service provider for this project, providing automation systems that help power the vessel. The vessel is on a six-year trip around the world to prove a potential energy system of the future.
Daimler and Bosch have found this company's Pegasus product trustworthy and have chosen them to power their robot-taxis. Pegasus allows for full autonomy of the car, supporting level 4 and level 5 driving for customers.
Texas Instruments Inc.
This company's stock has gained 130% over the past three years and in the past 12 months has increased by 28%. The company has rewarded its investors by increasing dividends over the past three years by 77%.
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There is no stopping this company. It has surpassed $100 billion in revenue in 2017. The success is due to "our teams’ relentless focus on customer success and the trust customers are placing in Microsoft,” said Satya Nadella, CEO. “Our early investments in the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge are paying off."
Maxim Integrated Products Inc
This company has raised its dividend by an average of 8.5% annually over the last three years and has raised its dividend annually for the last 8 consecutive years.
This company continues to outdo itself. JP Morgan says the company is “transforming from a hardware company to a services company faster than investors had expected, which is driving financial and valuation upside.”