Companies That Make Up The Dow

The Dow Jones industrial average, which debuted in 1896, tracks the stock performances of 30 “blue chip” companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange floor.

The index, devised by Charles H. Dow, co-founder of Dow Jones & Company, was originally comprised of 12 companies. General Electric is the only component of the Dow that was represented in the original index.

Following are the 30 companies that currently comprise the Dow and their trading symbols:

AlliedSignal Inc. (ALD)
Aluminum Co. of America (AA)
American Express Co. (AXP)
AT & T Corp. (T)
Boeing Co. (BA)
Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)
Chevron Corp. (CHV)
Citigroup Inc. (C)
Coca-Cola Co. (KO)
DuPont Co. (DD)
Eastman Kodak Co. (EK)
Exxon Corp. (XON)
General Electric Co. (GE)
General Motors Corp. (GM)
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT)
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HWP)
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)
International Paper Co. (IP)
J.P. Morgan & Co. (JPM)
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
McDonald’s Corp. (MCD)
Merck & Co. (MRK)
Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co. (MMM)
Philip Morris Cos. (MO)
Procter & Gamble Co. (PG)
Sears, Roebuck & Co. (S)
Union Carbide Corp. (UK)
United Technologies Corp. (UTX)
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)
Walt Disney Co. (DIS)

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