Dow 30, commonly referred to as just the "Dow," or the "Dow Jones Industrial Average," was created by Wall Street Journal editor Charles Dow and got its name from Dow and his business partner Edward Jones. The index was developed as a simple means of tracking U.S. market performance in an age when information flow was often limited.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
What Companies Are on the Dow 30?
The Dow expanded to 30 stocks in 1928, where it remains today, as a spin-off of the Dow Jones Transportation Average (which consisted primarily of railroad issues in the early years). The composition of the index changes regularly, as stocks and the industries it represents fall in and out of favor. The following companies are included in the index as of Dec. 14, 2018:
|The Dow Jones Industrial Average|
|Company Name||Stock Ticker|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ|
|Procter & Gamble||PG|
|Travelers Companies Inc.||TRV|
|Walgreens Boots Alliance||WBA|