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
2/24/20123M: A Quiet Stock Makes Some Noise
American ExpressAmerican Express
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Kenneth ChenaultKenneth Chenault
1/1/2001Consumer Reports: Best Prepaid Cards, Worst Prepaid Cards
AT&TAT&T
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Randall StephensonRandall Stephenson
5/9/2007Hottest Services Stocks Now – BT LL JCP SGMS
BoeingBoeing
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W. James McNerneyW. James McNerney
7/1/2005Biggest Movers in Capital Goods Stocks Now – WAIR TTC CRH TRN
CaterpillarCaterpillar
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Douglas OberhelmanDouglas Oberhelman
7/1/2010Biggest Movers in Capital Goods Stocks Now – ZBRA TEX CAT JOY
ChevronChevron
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John WatsonJohn Watson
1/1/2010Raymond James Downgrades XOM, CVX
CiscoCisco
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John ChambersJohn Chambers
1/31/1995CRM Stock Is Losing Steam in the Cloud
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
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Muhtar KentMuhtar Kent
7/1/2008Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – SAFM VCO NUS UNFI
DuPontDuPont
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Ellen KullmanEllen Kullman
10/1/2008Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – ROLL CBT DOV OLN
Exxon MobilExxon Mobil
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Rex TillersonRex Tillerson
1/1/2006Raymond James Downgrades XOM, CVX
General ElectricGeneral Electric
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Jeffrey ImmeltJeffrey Immelt
9/7/2001GE Stock: An All-Weather Dividend Aristrocrat
Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs
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Lloyd BlankfeinLloyd Blankfein
5/31/2006Goldman Sachs’ Top 10 Trade Ideas for 2015
Home DepotHome Depot
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Francis BlakeFrancis Blake
1/2/20073 Best Consumer Discretionary Funds to Buy Now
IBMIBM
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Virginia RomettyVirginia Rometty
1/1/20125 High-Tech, High-Dividend Stocks
IntelIntel
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Brian KrzanichBrian Krzanich
5/16/2013Best Tablets to Buy Now
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
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Alex GorskyAlex Gorsky
4/26/2012Best ETFs For Large-Cap Value  
JPMorgan ChaseJPMorgan Chase
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James DimonJames Dimon
12/31/2005Hottest Financial Stocks Now – GNW HLSS VRTS AB
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
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Don ThompsonDon Thompson
7/1/2012Woman Charged With Fraud Over Fake McDonald’s Coffee Burns
Merck & Co.Merck & Co.
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Kenneth FrazierKenneth Frazier
1/1/2011Merck to Pay up to $50M for Ebola Vaccine (MRK, NLNK)
MicrosoftMicrosoft
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Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
2/4/2014Best Tablets to Buy Now
NikeNike
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Mark ParkerMark Parker
1/26/2006Nike: Can A Women’s-Only Store Boost NKE Stock?
PfizerPfizer
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Ian ReadIan Read
12/5/20103 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Retirement
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
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A.G. LafleyA.G. Lafley
5/23/20135 Best Stocks to Buy If the U.S. Stock Market Tumbles
Travelers CompaniesTravelers Companies
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Jay FishmanJay Fishman
4/1/2004Hottest Financial Stocks Now – KB WF NPBC AFSI
United TechnologiesUnited Technologies
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Louis ChenevertLouis Chenevert
4/9/2008United Technologies CEO Quits Suddenly, Market Shrugs (UTX)
UnitedHealth GroupUnitedHealth Group
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Stephen HemsleyStephen Hemsley
12/1/2006Hottest Financial Stocks Now – FIG RGA RDN UNH
VerizonVerizon
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Lowell McAdamLowell McAdam
8/1/2011Hottest Services Stocks Now – BT LL JCP SGMS
VisaVisa
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Charles Scharf
11/1/2012Consumer Reports: Best Prepaid Cards, Worst Prepaid Cards
WalmartWalmart
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C. Douglas McMillonC. Douglas McMillon
2/1/20143 Best Consumer Discretionary Funds to Buy Now
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
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Robert IgerRobert Iger
10/2/20053 Best Consumer Discretionary Funds to Buy Now