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
2/24/2012Hottest Capital Goods Stocks Now – RTN NOC MDC MMM
American ExpressAmerican Express
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Kenneth ChenaultKenneth Chenault
1/1/2001Apple Innovation Ain’t Dead; Long Live AAPL Stock
AT&TAT&T
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Randall StephensonRandall Stephenson
5/9/2007AT&T: Keep T Stock on Hold
BoeingBoeing
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W. James McNerneyW. James McNerney
7/1/2005Hottest Capital Goods Stocks Now – DRC COL ORB ATRO
CaterpillarCaterpillar
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Douglas OberhelmanDouglas Oberhelman
7/1/2010Hottest Capital Goods Stocks Now – DRC COL ORB ATRO
ChevronChevron
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John WatsonJohn Watson
1/1/201016 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now
CiscoCisco
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John ChambersJohn Chambers
1/31/19953 Cheap Blue-Chip Stocks: Buy, Sell or Hold?
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
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Muhtar KentMuhtar Kent
7/1/2008Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – BRFS POST HSY BF.A
DuPontDuPont
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Ellen KullmanEllen Kullman
10/1/2008Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – SHI ATI MTX APD
Exxon MobilExxon Mobil
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Rex TillersonRex Tillerson
1/1/2006Biggest Movers in Energy Stocks Now – ARP HEP FGP XOM
General ElectricGeneral Electric
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Jeffrey ImmeltJeffrey Immelt
9/7/20013 Cheap Blue-Chip Stocks: Buy, Sell or Hold?
Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs
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Lloyd BlankfeinLloyd Blankfein
5/31/2006Buy the Dips in Resilient Goldman Sachs
Home DepotHome Depot
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Francis BlakeFrancis Blake
1/2/2007Home Depot Data Breach: HD Reveals 56M Cards Hacked
IBMIBM
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Virginia RomettyVirginia Rometty
1/1/20127 Shareholder Perks That Sweeten the Pot for Investors
IntelIntel
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Brian KrzanichBrian Krzanich
5/16/2013AMD Stock – Look For Signs of Growth Before Buying
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
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Alex GorskyAlex Gorsky
4/26/20123 Hot Ways to Play the Biotechnology Bonanza
JPMorgan ChaseJPMorgan Chase
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James DimonJames Dimon
12/31/20052 Humdrum Funds Paying Exciting Dividends
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
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Don ThompsonDon Thompson
7/1/2012Burgers & Software Lead 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts
Merck & Co.Merck & Co.
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Kenneth FrazierKenneth Frazier
1/1/2011Big Pharma Might Finally Be Over the Alzheimer’s Hump
MicrosoftMicrosoft
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Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
2/4/2014Hottest Technology Stocks Now – WDAY AWAY MSFT CSOD
NikeNike
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Mark ParkerMark Parker
1/26/2006LeBron 12: See the Newest Nike LeBron James Hightop
PfizerPfizer
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Ian ReadIan Read
12/5/20103 Cheap Blue-Chip Stocks: Buy, Sell or Hold?
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
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A.G. LafleyA.G. Lafley
5/23/2013Hottest Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – TAP DF WWAV BF.A
Travelers CompaniesTravelers Companies
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Jay FishmanJay Fishman
4/1/2004Biggest Movers in Financial Stocks Now – CIT BRO GGAL LFC
United TechnologiesUnited Technologies
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Louis ChenevertLouis Chenevert
4/9/2008Biggest Movers in Capital Goods Stocks Now – MIDD PRIM HSC ICA
UnitedHealth GroupUnitedHealth Group
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Stephen HemsleyStephen Hemsley
12/1/2006Hottest Financial Stocks Now – BKU HIG ICE MTU
VerizonVerizon
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Lowell McAdamLowell McAdam
8/1/2011AT&T and Verizon – A Boring, No-Brainer Double Buy
VisaVisa
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Charles Scharf
11/1/20123 Cheap Blue-Chip Stocks: Buy, Sell or Hold?
WalmartWalmart
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C. Douglas McMillonC. Douglas McMillon
2/1/2014Alibaba: Jack Ma Wants To Be Bigger Than Walmart
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
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Robert IgerRobert Iger
10/2/2005Disney World News: New Frozen Ride Coming to Epcot