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
2/24/2012Top 10 Financial Ratios for Successful Dividend Investing
American ExpressAmerican Express
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Kenneth ChenaultKenneth Chenault
1/1/2001Best Stocks for 2016: American Express Company (AXP) — STILL Don’t Leave Home Without It
AT&TAT&T
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Randall StephensonRandall Stephenson
5/9/2007Thursday’s Vital Data: Facebook Inc (FB), AT&T Inc. (T) and Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)
BoeingBoeing
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W. James McNerneyW. James McNerney
7/1/2005Boeing Co: Hop Aboard BA as It Climbs Higher
CaterpillarCaterpillar
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Douglas OberhelmanDouglas Oberhelman
7/1/2010Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) to Close Plants, Cut Jobs
ChevronChevron
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John WatsonJohn Watson
1/1/2010Chevron Corporation Continues Chasing a Moving Target in Oil (CVX)
CiscoCisco
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John ChambersJohn Chambers
1/31/1995What You Need to Know Before You Buy These Blue Chips
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
1/1/200610 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts – AAPL UTX XOM WFC GWW XLNX EXC BBT SON AMP
General ElectricGeneral Electric
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Jeffrey ImmeltJeffrey Immelt
9/7/2001Dow Jones Holds 18,000 Despite Weak Tech Earnings
Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs
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Lloyd BlankfeinLloyd Blankfein
5/31/2006It’s Time to Withdraw From Goldman Sachs Group (GS)
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
1/1/20123 Stocks That Are Becoming Bear Chow – IBM MCD NFLX
IntelIntel
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Brian KrzanichBrian Krzanich
5/16/201310 Stocks to Sell in May and Go Away
Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
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Alex GorskyAlex Gorsky
4/26/20127 Pharmaceuticals Stocks to Buy Now
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
1/1/201110 Stocks to Sell in May and Go Away
MicrosoftMicrosoft
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Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
2/4/20143 Companies Fighting Uncle Sam In Court (HAL, MSFT, FNMA)
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
12/5/2010The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks to Buy Now
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
12/1/2006Hottest Financial Stocks Now – FCLF NMIH SC AIZ
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
2/1/201410 Stocks to Sell in May and Go Away
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
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Robert IgerRobert Iger
10/2/2005DWA, CMCSA: Dreamworks Animation Skg Inc Stock Soars on Comcast Corporation M&A Rumors