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
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3M3M
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Inge ThulinInge Thulin
2/24/20125 Dividend Stocks That Have Hiked Payouts 50 Years in a Row
American ExpressAmerican Express
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Kenneth ChenaultKenneth Chenault
1/1/20012 Warren Buffett Favorites to Sell Now – and 1 to Buy
AT&TAT&T
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Randall StephensonRandall Stephenson
5/9/200799 Upgrades (and Downgrades) for the Week
BoeingBoeing
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W. James McNerneyW. James McNerney
7/1/20057 Dividend Stocks That Really Crank Out the Cash
CaterpillarCaterpillar
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Douglas OberhelmanDouglas Oberhelman
7/1/20102 Dividend Stocks In Danger And 3 To Buy Instead (CMI, DE, ETN)
ChevronChevron
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John WatsonJohn Watson
1/1/20103 Reasons to Buy These 5 Oil Refineries Right Now
CiscoCisco
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John ChambersJohn Chambers
1/31/19953 Big Stock Charts for Wednesday: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO), Baidu Inc (ADR) (BIDU) and AbbVie Inc (ABBV)
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
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Muhtar KentMuhtar Kent
7/1/2008Utility Stocks Are About To Pull Back — Get Ready To Buy (SO, ETR)
DuPontDuPont
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Ellen KullmanEllen Kullman
10/1/2008How DuPont Ranks Among Analysts’ Top Picks (DD)
Exxon MobilExxon Mobil
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Rex TillersonRex Tillerson
1/1/2006Exxon Mobil Corporation: Pump XOM Stock for Free Money
General ElectricGeneral Electric
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Jeffrey ImmeltJeffrey Immelt
9/7/20017 of the Worst Stocks on Wall Street
Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs
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Lloyd BlankfeinLloyd Blankfein
5/31/20063 Big Stock Charts: Mylan NV (MYL), GoPro Inc (GPRO) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS)
Home DepotHome Depot
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Francis BlakeFrancis Blake
1/2/2007Home Depot Inc: HD Stock STILL a Buy After Great Earnings
IBMIBM
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Virginia RomettyVirginia Rometty
1/1/2012How International Business Machines Corp. Ranks Among Analysts’ Picks (IBM)
IntelIntel
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Brian KrzanichBrian Krzanich
5/16/2013Back to School 2016: The 5 Best Tablets for Students
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
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Alex GorskyAlex Gorsky
4/26/201211 Dividend Stocks to Set Up Your Own Perpetual Income Machine
JPMorgan ChaseJPMorgan Chase
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James DimonJames Dimon
12/31/2005If History Repeats, This Growth Stock Is Money In The Bank (FEYE)
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
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Don ThompsonDon Thompson
7/1/2012This is How I Invest My Retirement Money
Merck & Co.Merck & Co.
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Kenneth FrazierKenneth Frazier
1/1/2011Merck & Co., Inc. Features Slow and Steady Dividend Growth (MRK)
MicrosoftMicrosoft
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Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
2/4/2014PlayStation Now to Become Available on Windows PC
NikeNike
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Mark ParkerMark Parker
1/26/20067 Rare Values in This Grossly Overpriced Market
PfizerPfizer
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Ian ReadIan Read
12/5/2010Merck & Co., Inc. Features Slow and Steady Dividend Growth (MRK)
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
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A.G. LafleyA.G. Lafley
5/23/2013The Coca-Cola Co: Here’s Where KO’s Dividend Will Go Next
Travelers CompaniesTravelers Companies
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Jay FishmanJay Fishman
4/1/2004Why Travelers Companies Inc Is a Top Dividend Stock (TRV)
United TechnologiesUnited Technologies
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Louis ChenevertLouis Chenevert
4/9/200811 Dividend Stocks to Set Up Your Own Perpetual Income Machine
UnitedHealth GroupUnitedHealth Group
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Stephen HemsleyStephen Hemsley
12/1/2006The Top 5 Companies According to Investor Ratings
VerizonVerizon
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Lowell McAdamLowell McAdam
8/1/201111 Dividend Stocks to Set Up Your Own Perpetual Income Machine
VisaVisa
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Charles Scharf
11/1/20122 Warren Buffett Favorites to Sell Now – and 1 to Buy
WalmartWalmart
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C. Douglas McMillonC. Douglas McMillon
2/1/2014Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Turnaround Strategy Starting to Work
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
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Robert IgerRobert Iger
10/2/200511 Dividend Stocks to Set Up Your Own Perpetual Income Machine