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.

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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
3M MMM
American Express AXP
Apple AAPL
Boeing BA
Caterpillar CAT
Chevron CVX
Cisco CSCO
Coca-Cola KO
DowDuPont Inc. DWDP
Exxon Mobil XOM
Goldman Sachs GS
Home Depot HD
IBM IBM
Intel INTC
Johnson & Johnson JNJ
JPMorgan Chase JPM
McDonald's MCD
Merck MRK
Microsoft MSFT
Nike NKE
Pfizer PFE
Procter & Gamble PG
Travelers Companies Inc. TRV
United Health UNH
United Technologies UTX
Verizon VZ
Visa V
Walmart WMT
Walgreens Boots Alliance WBA
Walt Disney DIS