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
2/24/20125 Stocks to Sell for August
American ExpressAmerican Express
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Kenneth ChenaultKenneth Chenault
1/1/2001Hottest Financial Stocks Now – NBG CS OCN FAF
AT&TAT&T
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Randall StephensonRandall Stephenson
5/9/200710 Stocks to Buy for the Last Days of Summer
BoeingBoeing
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W. James McNerneyW. James McNerney
7/1/2005Biggest Movers in Capital Goods Stocks Now – TEX KBH TKR FLR
CaterpillarCaterpillar
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Douglas OberhelmanDouglas Oberhelman
7/1/2010Hottest Capital Goods Stocks Now – GD SPW SPR NOC
ChevronChevron
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John WatsonJohn Watson
1/1/2010Energy Stocks Lead Wall Street’s End-of-Week Slide
CiscoCisco
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John ChambersJohn Chambers
1/31/19955 Cash-Rich Stocks to Buy
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
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Muhtar KentMuhtar Kent
7/1/2008GOING VIRAL: What Happens to Your Body When You Drink Coca-Cola?
DuPontDuPont
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Ellen KullmanEllen Kullman
10/1/2008Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – AA GGB CRS CMC
Exxon MobilExxon Mobil
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Rex TillersonRex Tillerson
1/1/2006Energy Stocks Lead Wall Street’s End-of-Week Slide
General ElectricGeneral Electric
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Jeffrey ImmeltJeffrey Immelt
9/7/2001Hottest Financial Stocks Now – MKTX GBL CEM GE
Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs
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Lloyd BlankfeinLloyd Blankfein
5/31/2006America’s “Big 6″ Financials: Which Ones Make the Grade?
Home DepotHome Depot
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Francis BlakeFrancis Blake
1/2/2007Home Depot (HD) to Buy Interline Brands for $1.625 Billion
IBMIBM
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Virginia RomettyVirginia Rometty
1/1/2012How CVS, IBM Will Use ‘Watson’ to Manage Your Chronic Health Condition
IntelIntel
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Brian KrzanichBrian Krzanich
5/16/2013Intel & Micron Make History With 3D Xpoint (INTC, MU)
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
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Alex GorskyAlex Gorsky
4/26/2012Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – PBYI JNJ BCR PRGO
JPMorgan ChaseJPMorgan Chase
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James DimonJames Dimon
12/31/2005America’s “Big 6″ Financials: Which Ones Make the Grade?
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
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Don ThompsonDon Thompson
7/1/2012Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for August
Merck & Co.Merck & Co.
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Kenneth FrazierKenneth Frazier
1/1/2011Report: New Ebola Vaccine Is ‘Highly Effective’
MicrosoftMicrosoft
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Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
2/4/20143 Covered Calls for a Cool Grand in Income
NikeNike
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Mark ParkerMark Parker
1/26/2006Chuck Taylor 2: Converse Rolls Out Redesign of Iconic Shoe
PfizerPfizer
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Ian ReadIan Read
12/5/2010Thursday’s Vital Data: Facebook Inc (FB), Pfizer Inc. (PFE) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD)
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
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A.G. LafleyA.G. Lafley
5/23/2013Should I Buy Procter & Gamble? 3 Pros, 3 Cons (PG)
Travelers CompaniesTravelers Companies
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Jay FishmanJay Fishman
4/1/2004Hottest Financial Stocks Now – LAZ CIT TRV PHH
United TechnologiesUnited Technologies
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Louis ChenevertLouis Chenevert
4/9/2008Biggest Movers in Capital Goods Stocks Now – AWI EME ST UTX
UnitedHealth GroupUnitedHealth Group
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Stephen HemsleyStephen Hemsley
12/1/2006Biggest Movers in Financial Stocks Now – NOAH UNH STL HQH
VerizonVerizon
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Lowell McAdamLowell McAdam
8/1/2011Verizon Brings HBO Now to Its Internet Customers
VisaVisa
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Charles Scharf
11/1/2012Hottest Financial Stocks Now – AIZ MBI BCS GPN
WalmartWalmart
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C. Douglas McMillonC. Douglas McMillon
2/1/201410 Stocks to Buy for the Last Days of Summer
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
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Robert IgerRobert Iger
10/2/200510 Stocks to Buy for the Last Days of Summer