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
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3M3M
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Inge ThulinInge Thulin
2/24/2012Stocks Hit Fresh Records, Google & Amazon Shine After Hours
American ExpressAmerican Express
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Kenneth ChenaultKenneth Chenault
1/1/2001Don’t Let the Latest Selloff Worry You
AT&TAT&T
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Randall StephensonRandall Stephenson
5/9/20073 Wireless Stocks Going Airborne
BoeingBoeing
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W. James McNerneyW. James McNerney
7/1/2005Biggest Movers in Capital Goods Stocks Now – RYL VMC B AWI
CaterpillarCaterpillar
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Douglas OberhelmanDouglas Oberhelman
7/1/2010The Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for May
ChevronChevron
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John WatsonJohn Watson
1/1/2010The Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for May
CiscoCisco
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John ChambersJohn Chambers
1/31/1995INVE, CSCO: Identiv Inc Stocks Soars on Cisco Systems, Inc. Deal
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
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Muhtar KentMuhtar Kent
7/1/2008The Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for May
DuPontDuPont
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Ellen KullmanEllen Kullman
10/1/2008Why E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD), Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (ABX) and iGate Corp (IGTE) are 3 of Today’s Best Stocks
Exxon MobilExxon Mobil
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Rex TillersonRex Tillerson
1/1/2006The Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for May
General ElectricGeneral Electric
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Jeffrey ImmeltJeffrey Immelt
9/7/2001The Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for May
Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs
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Lloyd BlankfeinLloyd Blankfein
5/31/2006Banks, Autos, Trains Top 10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts
Home DepotHome Depot
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Francis BlakeFrancis Blake
1/2/2007HD Stock — 3 Reasons Why Home Depot’s Long-Term Outlook Is Bright
IBMIBM
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Virginia RomettyVirginia Rometty
1/1/20127 Stocks the ‘Smart Money’ Loves Right Now
IntelIntel
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Brian KrzanichBrian Krzanich
5/16/2013Google Chromebit and Intel Compute: PCs on a Stick
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
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Alex GorskyAlex Gorsky
4/26/2012Consumer Giants Top 18 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts
JPMorgan ChaseJPMorgan Chase
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James DimonJames Dimon
12/31/2005JPMorgan Stock – JPM Is at the Top of the Dow
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
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Don ThompsonDon Thompson
7/1/2012Hottest Services Stocks Now – PPS BRC CVC AIV
Merck & Co.Merck & Co.
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Kenneth FrazierKenneth Frazier
1/1/2011The Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for May
MicrosoftMicrosoft
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Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
2/4/20144 Tech Stocks That Look Great After Earnings
NikeNike
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Mark ParkerMark Parker
1/26/2006Trade of the Day: NKE Stock Could Run 10% Higher on Breakout
PfizerPfizer
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Ian ReadIan Read
12/5/2010Pfizer Earnings Preview: Patent Cliff Still Looming
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
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A.G. LafleyA.G. Lafley
5/23/2013Consumer Giants Top 18 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts
Travelers CompaniesTravelers Companies
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Jay FishmanJay Fishman
4/1/2004Consumer Giants Top 18 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts
United TechnologiesUnited Technologies
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Louis ChenevertLouis Chenevert
4/9/2008Biggest Movers in Capital Goods Stocks Now – RYL VMC B AWI
UnitedHealth GroupUnitedHealth Group
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Stephen HemsleyStephen Hemsley
12/1/2006The Trend Is Your Friend…If You’re UNH
VerizonVerizon
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Lowell McAdamLowell McAdam
8/1/2011The Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for May
VisaVisa
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Charles Scharf
11/1/2012Why Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA), Visa Inc (V) and Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) are 3 of Today’s Best Stocks
WalmartWalmart
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C. Douglas McMillonC. Douglas McMillon
2/1/2014How Tesla Batteries Are Powering Walmart Stores
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
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Robert IgerRobert Iger
10/2/2005Star Wars Impact: From TV Shows to Star Wars Lego