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
2/24/20125 Dow Jones Bulls Leading the Charge!
American ExpressAmerican Express
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Kenneth ChenaultKenneth Chenault
1/1/2001American Express Company (AXP) Q2 Earnings Results: What to Know
AT&TAT&T
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Randall StephensonRandall Stephenson
5/9/2007What Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Really Gets With Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)
BoeingBoeing
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W. James McNerneyW. James McNerney
7/1/200525 Stocks to Sell Before Earnings Season (AAPL, GILD, WFM)
CaterpillarCaterpillar
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Douglas OberhelmanDouglas Oberhelman
7/1/20105 Big Earnings Reports Next Week
ChevronChevron
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John WatsonJohn Watson
1/1/201013 Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels Stocks to Buy Now
CiscoCisco
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John ChambersJohn Chambers
1/31/1995Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO): Get a 17% Return From CSCO Stock
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
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Muhtar KentMuhtar Kent
7/1/20085 Big Earnings Reports Next Week
DuPontDuPont
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Ellen KullmanEllen Kullman
10/1/20083 Big Stock Charts for Wednesday: Newmont Mining Corp (NEM), E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD) and Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (HST)
Exxon MobilExxon Mobil
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Rex TillersonRex Tillerson
1/1/20068 Oil Stocks Ready to Go up in Smoke
General ElectricGeneral Electric
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Jeffrey ImmeltJeffrey Immelt
9/7/2001Why General Electric Company (GE), Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) and Skyworks Solutions Inc (SWKS) Are 3 of Today’s Worst Stocks
Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs
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Lloyd BlankfeinLloyd Blankfein
5/31/2006Tale Of 2 Chip Makers: Intel Corporation vs Qualcomm, Inc. (INTC, QCOM)
Home DepotHome Depot
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Francis BlakeFrancis Blake
1/2/20075 Dow Jones Titans Ready to Breakout This Summer
IBMIBM
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Virginia RomettyVirginia Rometty
1/1/2012AI News: Macy’s, Inc. to Test Artificial Intelligence Shopping Tool Powered by International Business Machines Corp.’s Watson
IntelIntel
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Brian KrzanichBrian Krzanich
5/16/2013Tale Of 2 Chip Makers: Intel Corporation vs Qualcomm, Inc. (INTC, QCOM)
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
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Alex GorskyAlex Gorsky
4/26/20125 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next 50 Years
JPMorgan ChaseJPMorgan Chase
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James DimonJames Dimon
12/31/2005Microsoft Corporation Earnings Preview: A Cloudy Outlook (MSFT)
McDonald’sMcDonald’s
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Don ThompsonDon Thompson
7/1/2012McDonald’s Corporation Pulls the Big Mac in Venezeula Due to Bread Shortage
Merck & Co.Merck & Co.
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Kenneth FrazierKenneth Frazier
1/1/2011How Merck & Co., Inc. Ranks As a Top Analyst Pick (MRK)
MicrosoftMicrosoft
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Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
2/4/2014Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stock: This Old Dog Can Still Hunt
NikeNike
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Mark ParkerMark Parker
1/26/2006Nike Inc: Ride the Downtrend in NKE Stock
PfizerPfizer
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Ian ReadIan Read
12/5/2010How Merck & Co., Inc. Ranks As a Top Analyst Pick (MRK)
Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
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A.G. LafleyA.G. Lafley
5/23/20135 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next 50 Years
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
4/9/20083 Defense Stocks to Arm Yourself With
UnitedHealth GroupUnitedHealth Group
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Stephen HemsleyStephen Hemsley
12/1/2006UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH): The Best Buy in Healthcare
VerizonVerizon
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Lowell McAdamLowell McAdam
8/1/2011What Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Really Gets With Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)
VisaVisa
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Charles Scharf
11/1/2012Mid-Day Report: The Dow Takes a Break
WalmartWalmart
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C. Douglas McMillonC. Douglas McMillon
2/1/2014Walmart Tests Selling ‘Ugly Produce’ at 300 Locations
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
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Robert IgerRobert Iger
10/2/20053 Big Stock Charts for Wednesday – DIS INTC V