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
2/24/2012Biggest Movers in Capital Goods Stocks Now – SPR LNN BEAV HW
American ExpressAmerican Express
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Kenneth ChenaultKenneth Chenault
1/1/2001American Express Layoffs: AXP Plans 4,000+ Job Cuts
AT&TAT&T
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Randall StephensonRandall Stephenson
5/9/2007AMZN Mobile Shopping Growth Is Why It Needs Another Fire Phone
BoeingBoeing
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W. James McNerneyW. James McNerney
7/1/20054 Titans of Trouble – Defense Stocks NOC, AVAV, RTN, BA
CaterpillarCaterpillar
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Douglas OberhelmanDouglas Oberhelman
7/1/201010 for 10: Dividend Stocks for Every Sector
ChevronChevron
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John WatsonJohn Watson
1/1/2010Make Mountains of Profits With This Bold, Aggressive Strategy
CiscoCisco
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John ChambersJohn Chambers
1/31/1995Should You Buy Google Stock? 3 Pros, 3 Cons (GOOGL)
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
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Muhtar KentMuhtar Kent
7/1/20084 Beverages Stocks to Buy Now
DuPontDuPont
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Ellen KullmanEllen Kullman
10/1/2008Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – ABX FMC NEM KS
Exxon MobilExxon Mobil
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Rex TillersonRex Tillerson
1/1/2006Make Mountains of Profits With This Bold, Aggressive Strategy
General ElectricGeneral Electric
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Jeffrey ImmeltJeffrey Immelt
9/7/2001Earnings Preview: General Electric Company (GE)
Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs
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Lloyd BlankfeinLloyd Blankfein
5/31/2006Know the Goldman Sachs Options Before Earnings Come Out
Home DepotHome Depot
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Francis BlakeFrancis Blake
1/2/2007Don’t Trade or Invest Based on the Northeast Winter Storm
IBMIBM
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Virginia RomettyVirginia Rometty
1/1/2012Don’t Even Bother With IBM Stock
IntelIntel
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Brian KrzanichBrian Krzanich
5/16/2013INTC Stock – Buy Intel’s Modest Earnings Surprise
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
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Alex GorskyAlex Gorsky
4/26/20127 Healthcare Stocks Immune to Market Declines
JPMorgan ChaseJPMorgan Chase
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James DimonJames Dimon
12/31/2005Steer Clear of These 3 Big Financials
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
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Don ThompsonDon Thompson
7/1/2012The Clock is Ticking for McDonald’s Stock (MCD)
Merck & Co.Merck & Co.
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Kenneth FrazierKenneth Frazier
1/1/2011Trade of the Day: Merck (MRK)
MicrosoftMicrosoft
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Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
2/4/2014PC Sales Stage a Recovery
NikeNike
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Mark ParkerMark Parker
1/26/2006Hottest Consumer Cyclical Stocks Now – HELE HNI HBI NTK
PfizerPfizer
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Ian ReadIan Read
12/5/201010 for 10: Dividend Stocks for Every Sector
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
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A.G. LafleyA.G. Lafley
5/23/2013Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – SBUX UN UL UNFI
Travelers CompaniesTravelers Companies
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Jay FishmanJay Fishman
4/1/20048 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now
United TechnologiesUnited Technologies
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Louis ChenevertLouis Chenevert
4/9/2008Hottest Capital Goods Stocks Now – MTW TRN ATRO FAST
UnitedHealth GroupUnitedHealth Group
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Stephen HemsleyStephen Hemsley
12/1/2006UnitedHealth Group Inc.: UNH Stock Could Be a Healthy Short
VerizonVerizon
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Lowell McAdamLowell McAdam
8/1/20113 Stocks to Dump From Your Portfolio Now
VisaVisa
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Charles Scharf
11/1/201245 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks That Increased Payouts in Q4 2014
WalmartWalmart
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C. Douglas McMillonC. Douglas McMillon
2/1/2014Wall Street’s 5 Biggest Villains
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
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Robert IgerRobert Iger
10/2/2005Disneyland Measles Outbreak Spreads: What to Know