Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)


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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DJI, also called the DJIA, Dow 30, INDP, or informally the Dow Jones or The Dow) is one of several stock market indices. The Dow was created by Charles Dow, a nineteenth-century Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company co-founder . The Dow is an index that shows how certain select stocks have traded. Charles Dow compiled the index to gauge the performance of the industrial sector of the American stock market. The Dow is the second-oldest U.S. market index, after the Dow Jones Transportation Average, which Dow also created.

  Symbol Industry Date Added
3M (Added as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing)   MMM Diversified industrials 1976-08-09
Alcoa (Added as Aluminum Company of America)   AA Aluminum 1959-06-01
American Express   AXP Consumer finance 1982-08-30
AT&T (Added as SBC Communications)   T Telecommunication 1999-11-01
Bank of America   BAC Institutional and retail banking 2008-02-19
Boeing   BA Aerospace & defense 1987-03-12
Caterpillar   CAT Construction and mining equipment 1991-05-06
Chevron Corporation   CVX Oil and gas 2008-02-19
Citigroup (Added as Travelers Group)   C Banking 1997-03-17
Coca-Cola   KO Beverages 1987-03-12
DuPont   DD Commodity chemicals 1935-11-20
ExxonMobil (Added as Standard Oil (N.J.))   XOM Integrated oil & gas 1928-10-01
General Electric   GE Conglomerate 1907-11-07
General Motors   GM Automobiles 1925-08-31
Hewlett-Packard   HPQ Diversified computer systems 1997-03-17
Home Depot   HD Home improvement retailers 1999-11-01
Intel   INTC Semiconductors 1999-11-01
IBM   IBM Computer services 1979-06-29
Johnson & Johnson   JNJ Pharmaceuticals 1997-03-17
JPMorgan Chase (Added as J.P. Morgan & Company)   JPM Banking 1991-05-06
Kraft Foods   KFT Food processing 2008-09-22
McDonald’s   MCD Restaurants & bars 1985-10-30
Merck   MRK Pharmaceuticals 1979-06-29
Microsoft   MSFT Software 1999-11-01
Pfizer   PFE Pharmaceuticals 2004-04-08
Procter & Gamble   PG Non-durable household products 1932-05-26
United Technologies Corporation (Added as United Aircraft)   UTX Aerospace, heating/cooling, elevators 1939-03-14
Verizon Communications   VZ Telecommunication 2004-04-08
Walmart   WMT Broadline retailers 1997-03-17
Walt Disney   DIS Broadcasting & entertainment 1991-05-06

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