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
2/24/20123M: A Quiet Stock Makes Some Noise
American ExpressAmerican Express
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Kenneth ChenaultKenneth Chenault
1/1/2001Consumer Reports: Best Prepaid Cards, Worst Prepaid Cards
AT&TAT&T
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Randall StephensonRandall Stephenson
5/9/2007Verizon Stock is Worth the Price
BoeingBoeing
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W. James McNerneyW. James McNerney
7/1/2005Hottest Capital Goods Stocks Now – CRH BA CBI AGCO
CaterpillarCaterpillar
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Douglas OberhelmanDouglas Oberhelman
7/1/2010Biggest Movers in Capital Goods Stocks Now – ZBRA TEX CAT JOY
ChevronChevron
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John WatsonJohn Watson
1/1/201015 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now
CiscoCisco
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John ChambersJohn Chambers
1/31/1995CRM Stock Is Losing Steam in the Cloud
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
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Muhtar KentMuhtar Kent
7/1/2008Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – SAFM VCO NUS UNFI
DuPontDuPont
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Ellen KullmanEllen Kullman
10/1/2008Biggest Movers in Basic Materials Stocks Now – ROLL CBT DOV OLN
Exxon MobilExxon Mobil
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Rex TillersonRex Tillerson
1/1/20065 Best Blue-Chip Energy Stocks to Buy for the Dividends
General ElectricGeneral Electric
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Jeffrey ImmeltJeffrey Immelt
9/7/2001CRM Stock Is Losing Steam in the Cloud
Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs
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Lloyd BlankfeinLloyd Blankfein
5/31/2006Goldman Sachs’ Top 10 Trade Ideas for 2015
Home DepotHome Depot
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Francis BlakeFrancis Blake
1/2/2007HD: Buy Home Depot Despite Its Data Breach
IBMIBM
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Virginia RomettyVirginia Rometty
1/1/20125 High-Tech, High-Dividend Stocks
IntelIntel
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Brian KrzanichBrian Krzanich
5/16/2013Hottest Technology Stocks Now – KN MU PKI AMD
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
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Alex GorskyAlex Gorsky
4/26/2012Best ETFs For Large-Cap Value  
JPMorgan ChaseJPMorgan Chase
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James DimonJames Dimon
12/31/2005Hottest Financial Stocks Now – GNW HLSS VRTS AB
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
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Don ThompsonDon Thompson
7/1/2012Woman Charged With Fraud Over Fake McDonald’s Coffee Burns
Merck & Co.Merck & Co.
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Kenneth FrazierKenneth Frazier
1/1/2011Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – DVAX ACHN BMRN SLXP
MicrosoftMicrosoft
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Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
2/4/2014You Can Still Count On Microsoft, Intel and Cisco
NikeNike
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Mark ParkerMark Parker
1/26/2006The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next 10 Years
PfizerPfizer
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Ian ReadIan Read
12/5/20103 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Retirement
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
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A.G. LafleyA.G. Lafley
5/23/2013Biggest Movers in Consumer Noncyclical Stocks Now – HAIN MDLZ GMCR CCU
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
4/9/20083M: A Quiet Stock Makes Some Noise
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
8/1/2011CRM Stock Is Losing Steam in the Cloud
VisaVisa
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Charles Scharf
11/1/2012Consumer Reports: Best Prepaid Cards, Worst Prepaid Cards
WalmartWalmart
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C. Douglas McMillonC. Douglas McMillon
2/1/2014Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Signs Deal With SolarCity Corp. (SCTY)
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
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Robert IgerRobert Iger
10/2/2005Disney Releases New Cinderella Movie Trailer