2. Caterpillar Inc. ( CAT): Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. Market cap at $62.09B, most recent closing price at $97.32. Caterpillar is heaviliy involved in the construction leading up to the games and has won several lucrative contracts to suppy equipment to Brazil's energy sector. 3. Mastercard Incorporated ( MA): Provides transaction processing and related services to customers principally in support of their credit, deposit access, electronic cash and automated teller machine payment card programs, and travelers' cheque programs. Market cap at $91.23B, most recent closing price at $75.96. Sponsors Team Brazil. 4. BRF – Brasil Foods S.A. ( BRFS): Produces and sells poultry, pork, beef cuts, milk, dairy products, and processed food products in Brazil and internationally. Market cap at $14.89B, most recent closing price at $17.10. Also sponsors Team Brazil. 5. 500.com Limited ( WBAI): Provides online sports lottery services in the People's Republic of China. Market cap at $1.05B, most recent closing price at $45.77. Traffic at sports lottery websites like 500.com could almost double during The World Cup, according to some analysts. 6. AECOM Technology Corporation ( ACM): AECOM Technology Corporation and its subsidiaries provide professional technical and management support services to government and commercial clients worldwide. Market cap at $2.94B, most recent closing price at $30.56. AECOM Technology Corporation has the contract to build the Rio 2016 Olympic Park and many other stadiums in Brazil for the World Cup. 7. Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. Cla ( ARCO): Operates as a franchisee of McDonald’s restaurants. Market cap at $1.86B, most recent closing price at $8.88. McDonalds is a major sponsor of The World Cup, and sponsors usually see spikes in sales volume, particularly in the host country.
8. Anheuser-Busch InBev ( BUD): Engages in brewing and selling beer in North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Market cap at $169.48B, most recent closing price at $103.15. Anheuser-Busch InBev is the exlusive beer provider for the World Cup, and successfully lobbied Brazil's government to repeal a ban on drinking at soccer matches. (List compiled by James Dennin, a Kapitall Writer. Monthly returns sourced from Zacks Investment Research, all other data sourced from Finviz.)