Fortune 500 just announced its list for the top-performing stocks in 2012. Nearly 80 percent of companies posted gains this year, with about 60 percent posting double-digit percentage increases.

McDonald's was the strongest 2012 performer in the restaurant category, finishing the year at No. 107 with $20,006 million in revenues and $5,503.1 million in profits. The Golden Arches was listed at No. 111 in May 2011, with $24,074.6 million in revenues and $4,946.3 million in profits.

Also on the list was Yum! Brands, parent company of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, at No. 213. Yum! earned $12,626 million  in revenues during 2012, and $1,319 million in profits.

At No. 227 is Starbucks, with $11,700.4 million in revenues and $1,245.7 million in profits.

The other foodservice company listed was Darden Restaurants, parent company of Red Lobster, Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, at No. 342 ($7,500.2 million revenues; $476.3 million profits).

Food production companies on the list include:

  • Archer Daniels Midland, No. 28
  • Tyson Foods, No. 96
  • Smithfield Foods, No. 218
  • Corn Products International, No. 390
  • Seabord, No. 427

Food consumer companies listed include:

  • PepsiCo, No. 41
  • Kraft Foods, No. 50
  • General Mills, No. 181
  • Kellogg, No. 205
  • Dean Foods, No. 207
  • Land O'Lakes, No. 210
  • ConAgra Foods, No. 215
  • Sara Lee, No. 220
  • H.J. Heinz, No. 244
  • Hormel Foods, No. 327
  • Campbell Soup, No. 334
  • Dole Food, No. 349
  • Hershey, No. 404
  • J.M. Smucker, No. 495

Other companies of note include Coca-Cola, at No. 59; Sysco, No. 69; Coca-Cola Enterprises, at No. 324; and Casey's General Stores, which has been focusing more on its pizza delivery business, listed at No. 473 on the year.

The full list is available online.

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