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
5/9/20075 Retirement Stocks to Buy for a Growth Spurt
BoeingBoeing
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W. James McNerneyW. James McNerney
7/1/2005Biggest Movers in Capital Goods Stocks Now – BECN TRN NVR AIT
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
1/1/2010Stocks Rise as Fed Looks to September
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
7/1/2008Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – STZ TR DLX CL
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
1/1/2006Stocks Rise as Fed Looks to September
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
1/1/20125 Earnings Winners (And 5 Earnings Losers)
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
4/26/20125 Retirement Stocks to Buy for a Growth Spurt
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
1/1/2011Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – EXAM GSK PFE WX
MicrosoftMicrosoft
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Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
2/4/2014Xbox Live Gold: Free Xbox Games for August 2015
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
5/23/2013Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for August
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
4/9/20085 Stocks to Sell for August
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
2/1/201424-Hour No More: Dozens of Walmart Stores Ending Overnight Hours
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
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Robert IgerRobert Iger
10/2/2005Disneyland Paris Investigated for Overcharging Foreigners