Dow Jones Industrial Average

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Linear graph of the DJIA from 1896 through 2021

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEDJI, also called the DJIA, Dow 30, or informally The Dow Jones or The Dow) is one of the stock market indices created by the nineteenth century Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company co-founder Charles Dow.

There are 30 companies, all from the USA, and traded on either the NYSE or the NASDAQ, that make up the Industrial Average. They together represent the general economy of the United States.

It used to be that most of the companies were in heavy industries, such as steel, oil, autos, and appliances, but it now has companies from many different industries. The most recent companies to join the index are from the technology industry.

Since March 18, 2015, these are the companies that currently make up the Dow Jones:

Company Exchange Symbol Industry Date Added Notes
3M NYSE MMM Archived 2013-10-21 at the Wayback Machine Conglomerate 1976-08-09 as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing
American Express NYSE AXP Archived 2013-08-09 at the Wayback Machine Consumer finance 1982-08-30
Amgen NASDAQ AMGN Pharmaceuticals 2020-08-31
Apple NASDAQ AAPL Consumer Electronics 2015-03-18
Boeing NYSE BA Archived 2012-10-17 at the Wayback Machine Aerospace and Defense contractor 1987-03-12
Caterpillar NYSE CAT Archived 2013-04-25 at the Wayback Machine Construction and Mining equipment 1991-05-06
Chevron NYSE CVX Archived 2013-05-13 at the Wayback Machine Oil & gas 2008-02-19 also 1930-07-18 to 1999-11-01
Cisco Systems NASDAQ CSCO Computer networking 2009-06-08
Coca-Cola NYSE KO Archived 2012-12-12 at the Wayback Machine Beverages 1987-03-12 also 1932-05-26 to 1935-11-20
DuPont NYSE DD Archived 2013-05-13 at the Wayback Machine Chemical industry 1935-11-20 also 1924-01-22 to 1925-08-31
General Electric NYSE GE Archived 2014-04-10 at the Wayback Machine Conglomerate 1907-11-07
Goldman Sachs NYSE GS Archived 2012-10-13 at the Wayback Machine Banking, Financial services 2013-09-20
The Home Depot NYSE HD Archived 2012-12-12 at the Wayback Machine Home improvement retailer 1999-11-01
Honeywell NYSE HON Archived 2013-04-25 at the Wayback Machine Conglomerate 2020-08-31
Intel NASDAQ INTC Semiconductors 1999-11-01
IBM NYSE IBM Archived 2012-10-14 at the Wayback Machine Computers and technology 1979-06-29 also 1932-05-26 to 1939-03-04
Johnson & Johnson NYSE JNJ Archived 2013-04-25 at the Wayback Machine Pharmaceuticals 1997-03-17
JPMorgan Chase NYSE JPM Archived 2013-08-26 at the Wayback Machine Banking 1991-05-06
McDonald's NYSE MCD Archived 2013-12-20 at the Wayback Machine Fast food 1985-10-30
Merck NYSE MRK Archived 2013-04-25 at the Wayback Machine Pharmaceuticals 1979-06-29
Microsoft NASDAQ MSFT Software 1999-11-01
Nike NYSE NKE Archived 2013-01-16 at the Wayback Machine Apparel 2013-09-20
Procter & Gamble NYSE PG Archived 2013-05-13 at the Wayback Machine Consumer goods 1932-05-26
Salesforce NYSE CRM Archived 2014-06-04 at the Wayback Machine Software 2020-08-31
Travelers NYSE TRV Archived 2013-05-13 at the Wayback Machine Insurance 2009-06-08
UnitedHealth Group NYSE UNH Archived 2013-05-13 at the Wayback Machine Managed health care 2012-09-24
United Technologies NYSE UTX Archived 2013-04-25 at the Wayback Machine Conglomerate 1939-03-14 as United Aircraft
Verizon NYSE VZ Archived 2013-05-13 at the Wayback Machine Telecommunication 2004-04-08
Visa NYSE V Archived 2012-10-16 at the Wayback Machine Consumer banking 2013-09-20
Wal-Mart NYSE WMT Archived 2013-05-13 at the Wayback Machine Retail 1997-03-17
Walt Disney NYSE DIS Archived 2013-07-23 at the Wayback Machine Broadcasting and entertainment 1991-05-06

For a list of companies that have once been a part on the Dow Jones but are no longer part of it today, see this list.