The Dow Jones Industrial Average is comprised of some of Wall Street’s biggest names. The men and women at the helm of these 30 companies have a big responsibility, and in these tough economic times, being a big-name CEO is harder than ever. So who is leading their companies to success, and who is falling behind? Check out how the 30 Dow stocks have each performed under their current leadership and how the company has performed relative to its peers since its CEO first set up shop in the corner office. (Note: Stock performance reflects dividends)

STOCK CEO DATE APPOINTED STOCK
UNDER CEO
DOW
UNDER CEO
RECENT NEWS
3M3M
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Inge ThulinInge Thulin
2/24/2012Invest in Dividend Stocks for Retirement Planning
American ExpressAmerican Express
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Kenneth ChenaultKenneth Chenault
1/1/2001Why Warren Buffett Likes Financials
AT&TAT&T
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Randall StephensonRandall Stephenson
5/9/2007AAPL NEWS: Walmart Selling Apple iPhone 5C for Less Than a Buck
BoeingBoeing
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W. James McNerneyW. James McNerney
7/1/2005Biggest Movers in Capital Goods Stocks Now – MTZ DY WAIR TPC
CaterpillarCaterpillar
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Douglas OberhelmanDouglas Oberhelman
7/1/2010What Is the Export-Import Bank?
ChevronChevron
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John WatsonJohn Watson
1/1/201015 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now
CiscoCisco
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John ChambersJohn Chambers
1/31/19955 Best Tech Stocks to Buy for the Dividends
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
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Muhtar KentMuhtar Kent
7/1/2008Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – TR BF.A AKO.B UN
DuPontDuPont
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Ellen KullmanEllen Kullman
10/1/2008Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – AKS CR ACH DD
Exxon MobilExxon Mobil
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Rex TillersonRex Tillerson
1/1/20063 ETFs to Play a Rebound in Oil Prices
General ElectricGeneral Electric
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Jeffrey ImmeltJeffrey Immelt
9/7/2001GE Stock Gets Another Renewable Energy Jolt
Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs
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Lloyd BlankfeinLloyd Blankfein
5/31/200613F Filings – Don’t Follow Warren Buffett Blindly
Home DepotHome Depot
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Francis BlakeFrancis Blake
1/2/2007Stock Showdown: HD Stock vs. LOW Stock
IBMIBM
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Virginia RomettyVirginia Rometty
1/1/2012Back-to-School – 5 Laptops for Students
IntelIntel
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Brian KrzanichBrian Krzanich
5/16/2013Are These 3 Stocks Set for Short Squeezes?
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
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Alex GorskyAlex Gorsky
4/26/20124 Professions Vulnerable to Job-Killing Robots
JPMorgan ChaseJPMorgan Chase
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James DimonJames Dimon
12/31/200513F Filings – Don’t Follow Warren Buffett Blindly
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
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Don ThompsonDon Thompson
7/1/2012Russia Shuts Down 4 McDonald’s for Being Unsanitary
Merck & Co.Merck & Co.
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Kenneth FrazierKenneth Frazier
1/1/2011Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – LGND MYGN ACOR BSX
MicrosoftMicrosoft
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Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
2/4/2014Here’s Why GameStop is Done For
NikeNike
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Mark ParkerMark Parker
1/26/2006Hottest Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – PVH SCSS LKQ TRW
PfizerPfizer
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Ian ReadIan Read
12/5/2010Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for July
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
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A.G. LafleyA.G. Lafley
5/23/2013Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – GMK NWL UN PG
Travelers CompaniesTravelers Companies
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Jay FishmanJay Fishman
4/1/2004Biggest Movers in Financial Stocks Now – CIT BRO GGAL LFC
United TechnologiesUnited Technologies
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Louis ChenevertLouis Chenevert
4/9/2008Hottest Capital Goods Stocks Now – KMT LPX RYL TRN
UnitedHealth GroupUnitedHealth Group
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Stephen HemsleyStephen Hemsley
12/1/2006Hottest Financial Stocks Now – GBL HNT ETG LAZ
VerizonVerizon
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Lowell McAdamLowell McAdam
8/1/2011AAPL NEWS: Walmart Selling Apple iPhone 5C for Less Than a Buck
VisaVisa
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Charles Scharf
11/1/2012Why Apple & Visa Should Join in Mobile Payment Matrimony (AAPL, V)
WalmartWalmart
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C. Douglas McMillonC. Douglas McMillon
2/1/2014Deaths Prompt Bean Bag Recall: Chairs Sold at Walmart, Amazon, More
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
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Robert IgerRobert Iger
10/2/20053 Media Stocks Benefiting From Cable