01/22/2013 03:03 pm ET

10 Companies Expected To Make The Most Money In 2013


Each year at this time, 24/7 Wall St. forecasts the publicly traded U.S. companies that will have the highest profits in the year ahead. This year, Apple Inc. almost certainly will keep first place, well ahead of No. 2 Exxon Mobil Corp. as the most profitable corporation in America. It already passed the oil giant in market capitalization. The list of most profitable companies is still dominated by oil companies, banks and big tech. A look back at profits over the past five years shows that this trend has continued. Some of these companies have not grown much on the top line of revenue for several years. But they continue to be earnings machines because of their longtime sales success, which will help them produce higher profits in the foreseeable future. Read on to see which companies are expected to be the most profitable in the coming year:

Most Profitable Companies Forecast 2013: MarketWatch