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 Good Reasons to Like 3M Co (MMM)
American ExpressAmerican Express
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Kenneth ChenaultKenneth Chenault
1/1/2001Don’t Sell in May: Buy These 4 Dividend Growers Instead
AT&TAT&T
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Randall StephensonRandall Stephenson
5/9/2007Hulu Planning Live Online TV Streaming Package
BoeingBoeing
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W. James McNerneyW. James McNerney
7/1/20057 Blue Chips That Are Getting Ugly in a Hurry
CaterpillarCaterpillar
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Douglas OberhelmanDouglas Oberhelman
7/1/20107 Blue Chips That Are Getting Ugly in a Hurry
ChevronChevron
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John WatsonJohn Watson
1/1/2010Chevron Corporation (CVX) Stock: Buy the Dips, But …
CiscoCisco
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John ChambersJohn Chambers
1/31/19953 Big Money Favorites You Need to Sell
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
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Muhtar KentMuhtar Kent
7/1/2008Top 10 Financial Ratios for Successful Dividend Investing
DuPontDuPont
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Ellen KullmanEllen Kullman
10/1/2008E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD) Stock Pops on Q1 Earnings Report
Exxon MobilExxon Mobil
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Rex TillersonRex Tillerson
1/1/20063 Big Money Favorites You Need to Sell
General ElectricGeneral Electric
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Jeffrey ImmeltJeffrey Immelt
9/7/20017 Blue Chips That Are Getting Ugly in a Hurry
Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs
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Lloyd BlankfeinLloyd Blankfein
5/31/2006Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump – Which Stocks Win?
Home DepotHome Depot
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Francis BlakeFrancis Blake
1/2/200730 Stocks With “Safe” Growing Dividends
IBMIBM
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Virginia RomettyVirginia Rometty
1/1/2012Why Microsoft Corporation Could Become a Dividend Aristocrat (MSFT)
IntelIntel
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Brian KrzanichBrian Krzanich
5/16/20137 Blue Chips That Are Getting Ugly in a Hurry
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
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Alex GorskyAlex Gorsky
4/26/2012JNJ Verdict: Johnson & Johnson Must Pay $55 Million in Talc-Powder Cancer Case
JPMorgan ChaseJPMorgan Chase
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James DimonJames Dimon
12/31/20053 Bank Stocks Getting Whipsawed by the Fed
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
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Don ThompsonDon Thompson
7/1/2012McDonald’s Corporation to Debut Healthier Chicken Nuggets Recipe
Merck & Co.Merck & Co.
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Kenneth FrazierKenneth Frazier
1/1/201188 Blue Chip Stocks to Consider This Week
MicrosoftMicrosoft
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Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
2/4/20143 Big Money Favorites You Need to Sell
NikeNike
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Mark ParkerMark Parker
1/26/20067 A-Rated Stocks With Rock-Solid Foundations
PfizerPfizer
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Ian ReadIan Read
12/5/2010Why Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), Pfizer Inc. (PFE) and Yelp Inc (YELP) Are 3 of Today’s Best Stocks
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
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A.G. LafleyA.G. Lafley
5/23/201310 Stocks to Sell in May and Go Away
Travelers CompaniesTravelers Companies
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Jay FishmanJay Fishman
4/1/20045 Big Earnings Duds: Can Any Claw Back?
United TechnologiesUnited Technologies
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Louis ChenevertLouis Chenevert
4/9/200810 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts – AAPL UTX XOM WFC GWW XLNX EXC BBT SON AMP
UnitedHealth GroupUnitedHealth Group
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Stephen HemsleyStephen Hemsley
12/1/2006Why UnitedHealth Group Inc Ranks As a Top Analyst Pick (UNH)
VerizonVerizon
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Lowell McAdamLowell McAdam
8/1/2011Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Has Upper Hand in Worker Strike
VisaVisa
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Charles Scharf
11/1/2012Trade of the Day: V Stock May be About to Break Lower
WalmartWalmart
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C. Douglas McMillonC. Douglas McMillon
2/1/2014Staples, Inc.: A Boring Office Supply Stock That Could Soon DOUBLE (SPLS)
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
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Robert IgerRobert Iger
10/2/2005Star Wars Day: Will the Force Be With Walt Disney Co? (DIS)