Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em: Top US Companies for Investors [infographic]

There’s a great deal of companies that are hated by consumers, yet loved by investors. It’s a polar opposite dynamic that is at the base of this interesting Great Business Schools infographic.

It comes as little surprise that the most hated US company is Phillip Morris. The real surprise is the fact that despite the anti-smoking campaigns lobbied at companies like Phillip Morris, investors won’t turn their backs on them. In fact, the companies stock is up 95 percent from just three years ago. To add some perspective, the S&P index is up only 19 percent.

There are also companies highlighted in the infographic that are loved by investors but probably shouldn’t be. The obvious most popular kid in class is Apple. Last year, the company showed a slowdown in the rate of growth net sales. Just since last October, the company’s stock price has dropped around 18 percent.

Check out the infographic below for more revelations on the most hated companies.

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