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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George BuckleyGeorge Buckley
12/7/2005Hottest Capital Goods Stocks Now – DHI TKR PHM CAT
AlcoaAlcoa
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Klaus KleinfeldKlaus Kleinfeld
5/8/2008Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – RAVN MEOH SLGN VHI
American ExpressAmerican Express
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Kenneth ChenaultKenneth Chenault
1/1/2001AXP: American Express Stock Slips Despite Earnings Beat
AT&TAT&T
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Randall StephensonRandall Stephenson
5/9/2007VZ: Verizon Stock Sinks on Earnings Miss
Bank of AmericaBank of America
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Brian MoynihanBrian Moynihan
1/1/20105 Blue Chips That Blew It in Q1 Earnings
BoeingBoeing
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W. James McNerneyW. James McNerney
7/1/20053 Best Big-Name CEO Hires in 2014
CaterpillarCaterpillar
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Douglas OberhelmanDouglas Oberhelman
7/1/2010Hottest Capital Goods Stocks Now – DHI TKR PHM CAT
ChevronChevron
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John WatsonJohn Watson
01/01/201015 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now
CiscoCisco
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John ChambersJohn Chambers
1/31/19957 Big-Name Tech Stocks to Plug In Now
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
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Muhtar KentMuhtar Kent
7/1/2008KO: Supreme Court to Decide If Coca-Cola Pomegranate Juice Labels Are Misleading
DupontDupont
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Ellen KullmanEllen Kullman
10/1/2008Biofuels Study: Corn Ethanol Worse Than Gas for Global Warming
ExxonExxon
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Rex TillersonRex Tillerson
1/1/2006Why Retirement Investors Should Always Hold Energy Stocks
General ElectricGeneral Electric
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Jeffrey ImmeltJeffrey Immelt
9/7/20015 Big Stories Being Buried by the Apple Earnings News
Hewlett-PackardHewlett-Packard
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Meg WhitmanMeg Whitman
9/22/20113 Best Big-Name CEO Hires in 2014
Home DepotHome Depot
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Francis BlakeFrancis Blake
1/2/200779 Ways to Refocus Your Earnings Season Investing Strategy
IBMIBM
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Virginia RomettyVirginia Rometty
1/1/2012Should I Buy IBM Stock? 3 Pros, 3 Cons
IntelIntel
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Brian KrzanichBrian Krzanich
05/16/2013Thursday Apple Rumors: Apple May Launch Updated MacBook Airs Next Week
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
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Alex GorskyAlex Gorsky
4/26/2012Dividend Stock Investors: Beware the Risk of Being Cocky
JP Morgan ChaseJP Morgan Chase
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James DimonJames Dimon
12/31/2005$1,000 in Covered Calls: Banks, Biotech and Big ETFs
McDonaldsMcDonalds
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Don ThompsonDon Thompson
7/1/2012Ronald McDonald Gets a Makeover
MerckMerck
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Kenneth FrazierKenneth Frazier
1/1/2011Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – ALXN MRK GILD XRAY
MicrosoftMicrosoft
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Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer
1/13/2000AAPL iPad Sales Are Down: How AAPL Can Fix the iPad 6
PfizerPfizer
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Ian ReadIan Read
12/5/2010Pfizer Stock – 3 Reasons PFE Might Want AstraZeneca
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
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A.G. LafleyA.G. Lafley
05/23/2013Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – DPS WWAV DF ANDE
Travelers CompaniesTravelers Companies
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Jay FishmanJay Fishman
4/1/2004Despite Strong Earnings, Citigroup Stock Is Still a Sell
United TechnologiesUnited Technologies
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Louis ChenevertLouis Chenevert
4/9/2008Hottest Capital Goods Stocks Now – ERJ ZBRA CX LLL
UnitedHealth GroupUnitedHealth Group
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Stephen HemsleyStephen Hemsley
12/01/20063 Best Big-Name CEO Hires in 2014
VerizonVerizon
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Lowell McAdamLowell McAdam
8/1/2011Net Neutrality: 3 Things to Know About Proposed Internet ‘Fast Lane’
WalmartWalmart
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Michael DukeMichael Duke
2/1/2009AMZN: Amazon Stock Has a Big, Boring Problem
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
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Robert IgerRobert Iger
10/2/2005Dish Network Plans Online TV Service to Attract Cord-Cutters