Among the companies that are listed on the United States stock market Eare the Dow 30 companies, which include Apple, Verizon, J.P. Morgan Chase, Chevron and Procter & Gamble. The two biggest stock markets in the world are the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq and the Dow 30 companies are listed on both exchanges. Wall Street Journal Editor Charles Dow established the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1896 and it has since served to give investors an overview on how the stock market is performing, notes Dividend.com.
The Dow 30 companies are among the most popular and most solid stocks in the world. Any changes or fluctuations in the prices of stocks of these companies can affect the behavior of the stock market.
The following are the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average companies, as listed on CNN.com as of 2015.
- Health care
Coca-Cola, Nike, Home Depot, Walt Disney Company, McDonald's and Procter & Gamble.
Caterpillar Incorporated, Boeing Company, 3M Company, DuPont, United Technologies and General Electric.
Chevron and Exxon Mobil Company.
Apple, Cisco Systems, Verizon, Intel, Microsoft and IBM.
Visa, Goldman Sachs, The Travelers Companies, J.P. Morgan Chase and American Express.
UnitedHealth Group, Pfizer Incorporated, Johnson & Johnson and Merck.