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
2/24/20123 Blue Chips, 3 Covered Calls for Monthly Income
American ExpressAmerican Express
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Kenneth ChenaultKenneth Chenault
1/1/2001Biggest Movers in Financial Stocks Now – APO AXP ICE HMN
AT&TAT&T
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Randall StephensonRandall Stephenson
5/9/2007GameStop Wants to Buy Up RadioShack Stores to Expand Spring Mobile
BoeingBoeing
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W. James McNerneyW. James McNerney
7/1/2005Southwest Airlines to Keep Flying 128 Planes That Missed Inspections
CaterpillarCaterpillar
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Douglas OberhelmanDouglas Oberhelman
7/1/2010Biggest Movers in Capital Goods Stocks Now – HEI.A ESLT TGI TOL
ChevronChevron
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John WatsonJohn Watson
1/1/201025 Best Places to Intern 2015
CiscoCisco
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John ChambersJohn Chambers
1/31/1995CSCO: 3 Thing to Love About Cisco Stock
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
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Muhtar KentMuhtar Kent
7/1/2008Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – MNST AVP TR KO
DuPontDuPont
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Ellen KullmanEllen Kullman
10/1/20083 Large-Cap Stocks to Sell Now
Exxon MobilExxon Mobil
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Rex TillersonRex Tillerson
1/1/2006No, Citigroup, We Won’t See $20 Per Barrel Crude Oil
General ElectricGeneral Electric
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Jeffrey ImmeltJeffrey Immelt
9/7/2001General Electric Stock – GE Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average
Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs
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Lloyd BlankfeinLloyd Blankfein
5/31/200650 VIP Stocks That Matter Most
Home DepotHome Depot
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Francis BlakeFrancis Blake
1/2/2007Home Depot Heads 15 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts
IBMIBM
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Virginia RomettyVirginia Rometty
1/1/2012BBRY: It’s Time for BlackBerry to Stop Selling Phones
IntelIntel
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Brian KrzanichBrian Krzanich
5/16/201325 Best Places to Intern 2015
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
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Alex GorskyAlex Gorsky
4/26/20123 Biotech Stocks Worth Your Money
JPMorgan ChaseJPMorgan Chase
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James DimonJames Dimon
12/31/2005Biggest Movers in Financial Stocks Now – SF NBG TPL JPM
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
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Don ThompsonDon Thompson
7/1/2012McDonald’s Reality Check: 5 Things That Should Worry MCD Stock Owners
Merck & Co.Merck & Co.
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Kenneth FrazierKenneth Frazier
1/1/2011Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – HSP CEMP SNN LCI
MicrosoftMicrosoft
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Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
2/4/2014Wednesday Apple Rumors: Apple Watch May Be More Waterproof
NikeNike
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Mark ParkerMark Parker
1/26/2006Hottest Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – RUSHB HI TEN PHG
PfizerPfizer
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Ian ReadIan Read
12/5/2010Here’s Why Sales Growth, Earnings Are Crucial
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
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A.G. LafleyA.G. Lafley
5/23/20134 Simple Reasons to Sell Now
Travelers CompaniesTravelers Companies
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Jay FishmanJay Fishman
4/1/2004ACE Stock Is a Socially Responsible Dividend-Payer
United TechnologiesUnited Technologies
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Louis ChenevertLouis Chenevert
4/9/2008Hottest Capital Goods Stocks Now – SLCA FLS FBHS TDG
UnitedHealth GroupUnitedHealth Group
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Stephen HemsleyStephen Hemsley
12/1/2006Hottest Financial Stocks Now – BFR FFIN EEFT SLF
VerizonVerizon
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Lowell McAdamLowell McAdam
8/1/2011Where Does AT&T Rank in the Dow, S&P 500?
VisaVisa
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Charles Scharf
11/1/2012Tuesday Apple Rumors: Samsung May Provide DRAM for Apple’s A9 Chips
WalmartWalmart
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C. Douglas McMillonC. Douglas McMillon
2/1/2014Target Stock – Find Hope With TGT Earnings
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
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Robert IgerRobert Iger
10/2/200525 Best Places to Intern 2015