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
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UNDER CEO
RECENT NEWS
3M3M
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Inge ThulinInge Thulin
2/24/20123 Covered Calls to Make Bank on Blue Chips
American ExpressAmerican Express
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Kenneth ChenaultKenneth Chenault
1/1/2001AAPL, MCD: McDonald’s to Support Apple Pay on Launch
AT&TAT&T
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Randall StephensonRandall Stephenson
5/9/2007FTC Sues AT&T (T) for Throttling ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans
BoeingBoeing
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W. James McNerneyW. James McNerney
7/1/2005BA: Sit Tight While Boeing Experiences Turbulence
CaterpillarCaterpillar
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Douglas OberhelmanDouglas Oberhelman
7/1/2010CAT: Capitalize on Caterpillar’s Rebound
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
1/31/1995Why International Business Machines Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., and CSX Corp. Are Today’s 3 Worst Stocks
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
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Muhtar KentMuhtar Kent
7/1/20085 Blue-Chip Stocks Highly Vulnerable to Eurozone Weakness
DuPontDuPont
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Ellen KullmanEllen Kullman
10/1/2008Hottest Basic Materials Stocks Now – X GPRE TCK AKS
Exxon MobilExxon Mobil
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Rex TillersonRex Tillerson
1/1/2006Where to Look for Yield When Gas Prices Are Low
General ElectricGeneral Electric
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Jeffrey ImmeltJeffrey Immelt
9/7/20015 Blue-Chip Stocks Highly Vulnerable to Eurozone Weakness
Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs
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Lloyd BlankfeinLloyd Blankfein
5/31/2006Biggest Movers in Financial Stocks Now – MTG BMA CG AB
Home DepotHome Depot
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Francis BlakeFrancis Blake
1/2/2007Staples (SPLS) Investigating Possible Data Breach
IBMIBM
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Virginia RomettyVirginia Rometty
1/1/2012Why IBM, SHLD and MCD Need New CEOs
IntelIntel
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Brian KrzanichBrian Krzanich
5/16/2013Why Intel Corporation, National Oilwell Varco, Inc. and Facebook, Inc. Are Today’s 3 Worst Stocks
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
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Alex GorskyAlex Gorsky
4/26/2012Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – BABY LUX PDLI ABBV
JPMorgan ChaseJPMorgan Chase
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James DimonJames Dimon
12/31/2005Earnings Won’t Pull MasterCard or Visa Stock Out of the Red
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
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Don ThompsonDon Thompson
7/1/2012Why IBM, SHLD and MCD Need New CEOs
Merck & Co.Merck & Co.
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Kenneth FrazierKenneth Frazier
1/1/2011Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – TRNX MDCO ACHN AMGN
MicrosoftMicrosoft
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Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
2/4/2014Xbox Live Gold: Free Xbox Games for November 2014
NikeNike
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Mark ParkerMark Parker
1/26/2006Hottest Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – RGR SCS WHR NKE
PfizerPfizer
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Ian ReadIan Read
12/5/2010Pfizer’s ‘Head-and-Shoulders’ Top Is a Bad Sign
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
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A.G. LafleyA.G. Lafley
5/23/2013Procter & Gamble Ditches Duracell, Still Looks Like a Waste
Travelers CompaniesTravelers Companies
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Jay FishmanJay Fishman
4/1/2004Hottest Financial Stocks Now – KB WF NPBC AFSI
United TechnologiesUnited Technologies
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Louis ChenevertLouis Chenevert
4/9/2008Hottest Capital Goods Stocks Now – GVA MTZ SPF MTH
UnitedHealth GroupUnitedHealth Group
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Stephen HemsleyStephen Hemsley
12/1/2006Hottest Financial Stocks Now – FIG RGA RDN UNH
VerizonVerizon
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Lowell McAdamLowell McAdam
8/1/2011Don’t Hold Your Breath for an Apple (AAPL) iPhone SIM Card
VisaVisa
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Charles Scharf
11/1/2012Visa Stock Makes a Major Statement
WalmartWalmart
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C. Douglas McMillonC. Douglas McMillon
2/1/2014Walmart Is Mining Weather Data to Increase Sales: 4 Weirdest Examples
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
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Robert IgerRobert Iger
10/2/2005Trade of the Day: Dramatic Reversal Makes DIS Stock Look Like a Star