NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2013) - Cummins, the world's largest engine maker (as measured by annual sales), captures first place on the 2014 All-America Executive Team, Institutional Investor's annual ranking of U.S. corporate leaders as seen through the eyes of investment professionals.

Complete survey results can be found here.

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 companies on their performance in each of eight IR attributes, including access to senior management, quality and depth of answers to inquiries, transparency of financial reporting and disclosure, and so on.

Only two companies capture first place in every category in their respective sectors: Columbus, Indiana-based Cummins and Honeywell International, a commercial and consumer products manufacturer headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey.

Cummins earns a higher share of its sector vote, the metric II uses to break ties when companies achieve the same overall score.

Seattle's Starbucks Corp. claims third place, followed by Enterprise Products Partners, a Houston-based operator of natural gas and oil pipelines, at No. 4. Rounding out the top five is Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., a business consulting and outsourcing-services provider headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Survey results reflect the opinions of more than 1,400 buy-side analysts and money managers at 625 firms that collectively manage an estimated $7.2 trillion in U.S. equities, and from roughly 1,200 analysts at brokerages and independent investment firms. Votes from buy- and sell-side participants are tabulated separately.

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