Dow Jones Industrial Average

Dow Jones Summary, Historical Chart, Holdings, and Recent Changes

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is also known as the Dow Jones, or the Dow. The Dow Jones is a stock market index that measures the stock performance of 30 large companies listed in the United States. Despite the Dow Jones being a common household name and one of the most followed indices, it is not an accurate representation of the overall United States stock market compared to broader indices such as the S&P 500. This is because it only covers 30 large-cap companies and isn’t weighted by market capitalization.

The Dow Jones was created by Charles Dow and named after himself and his business partner Edward Jones. Industrial isn’t a great representation anymore of the index’s composition as several companies operate in sectors other than heavy industry.

Dow Jones 100 Year Historical Chart (Below)

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Dow 30

The Dow Jones is made up of 30 companies. These companies as of December 2020 are listed below.

AXP – American Express Co
AMGN – Amgen Inc
AAPL – Apple Inc
BA – Boeing Co
CAT – Caterpillar Inc
CSCO – Cisco Systems Inc
CVX – Chevron Corp
GS – Goldman Sachs Group Inc
HD – Home Depot Inc
HON – Honeywell International Inc
IBM – International Business Machines Corp
INTC – Intel Corp
JNJ – Johnson & Johnson
KO – Coca-Cola Co
JPM – JPMorgan Chase & Co
MCD – McDonald’s Corp
MMM – 3M Co
MRK – Merck & Co Inc
MSFT – Microsoft Corp
NKE – Nike Inc
PG – Procter & Gamble Co
TRV – Travelers Companies Inc
UNH – UnitedHealth Group Inc
CRM – Salesforce.com Inc
VZ – Verizon Communications Inc
V – Visa Inc
WBA – Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc
WMT – Walmart Inc
DIS – Walt Disney Co
DOW – Dow Inc

Recent Changes

On April 2, 2019, Dow Inc replaced DowDuPont. Dow Inc is a spin-off of DowDuPont.
On April 6, 2020, Raytheon Technologies replaced United Technologies.
On August 31, 2020, Amgen, Salesforce.com & Honeywell replaced ExxonMobil, Raytheon Technologies, and Pfizer.

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