Top 30 companies of the US in the DOW JONES index 2020

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The largest corporations of the United States weigh heavily in the American economy and the world’s economy. Here, thirty of the largest publicly traded companies that form the Dow Jones index are presented together with their activities, logos, and useful links.

New York Stock Exchange logoIn the US, large companies are incorporated to get publicly listed on a stock exchange. They can then gain access to capital from stock market investors but they must also comply with the regulations of the Securities Exchange Commission.

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These corporations are quoted on stock exchanges that are in charge of ensuring proper market conditions for the trading of stocks, the New York Stock Exchange – NYSE – or the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, respectively the largest and second-largest stock exchanges in the US and the world.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index, benchmark Index of the US industry

To follow the evolution of the American financial markets and economy, the stocks of 30 large publicly traded companies listed on the NYSE or the NASDAQ are aggregated to form the Dow Jones Industrial Average index – abbreviated DJIA – and generally referred to as the Dow Jones, or more simply the Dow.

The Dow Jones index is compiled by adding the price of one share of stock for each component company (with some correcting factors) and is widely considered to be the reference index of the industrial activity in the US. However, since the Dow is not weighted by market capitalization and that it includes only 30 companies, which are not exactly the 30 largest American companies, the S&P 500 index is generally considered to be a more representative index of the US stock market, and the broader economy.

For the complete list of the top 500 US companies that constitute the S&P 500 index, and much more information on each company, check our Top 500 US Companies Excel Spreadsheet. For more information on the largest 1000 US companies, which make up the Russell 1000 index, you can also check our Top 1000 US Companies Excel Spreadsheet.

Evolution of the Dow Jones Industrial Average over 5 years
Evolution of the Dow Jones Industrial Average over 5 years (Image: Google Finance)

The real-time quotation of the Dow index can be followed with convenient graphical tools from a number of sources, including Google Finance, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg, etc.

Note that this post is part of a series:

List of the 30 constituents of the Dow Jones index by market capitalization

To help you learn more about these industrial corporations, details about the thirty companies that compose the DOW index have been collected hereafter. Each company is listed with presentations of its sector and industry, activities, market capitalization, a direct link to its website, logo, and stock symbol. Companies are ranked by market capitalization in United States Dollars, as of effective close on Friday, February 7, 2020.

Note that if you are searching for information on these companies to invest in their stocks, make sure you know what you are doing as your investment will be subject to significant risks with the evolution of stock prices. To learn more about investing in the stock market and managing your portfolio, check our post on the best online courses on stock investing and trading.

Shortcuts to each company

To facilitate your browsing in this long list, here are quick links to go directly to the details of any of the Dow companies. Be sure to also check the Top 10 Dow companies’ summary after the list!

30. Travelers

Travelers logoSector: Financials – Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance

The Travelers Companies, Inc., better known as Travelers, is an insurance company particularly involved in commercial property-casualty insurance. One of the largest insurers in the US, Travelers operates in personal insurance, business insurance, and bonds. It has expanded in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Singapore, China, Canada, and Brazil.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 34.8 Billion – Stock Symbol: TRV

29. Dow

Dow logoSector: Materials – Industry: Commodity Chemicals

Dow Inc., is the parent company of The Dow Chemical Company, a world-leading chemical company engaged in the production of plastics, chemicals, and agricultural products. It primarily sells its products to other industries rather than end-consumers.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 35.3 Billion – Stock Symbol: DWDP

28. Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance logoSector: Consumer Staples – Industry: Drug Retail

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is a holding company that owns Walgreens, Boots, and a number of pharmaceutical manufacturing, wholesale, and distribution companies. It operates in 25 countries through three divisions: retail pharmacy USA (Walgreens), retail pharmacy international (Boots and other retail operations internationally), and pharmaceutical wholesale (Alliance Healthcare).

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 47.2 Billion – Stock Symbol: WBA

27. Caterpillar

Caterpillar logoSector: Industrials – Industry: Construction Machinery & Heavy Trucks

Trucks Caterpillar is a world-leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. It operates through its main Cat, Cat Financial, Cat Reman, and Cat rental store brands as well as multiple other specialized brands.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 73.7 Billion – Stock Symbol: CAT

26. Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs logoSector: Financials – Industry: Investment Banking & Brokerage

Founded in 1869, the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., is one of the world’s largest multinational investment bank headquartered in New York City. It is also engaged in financial services including investment management, securities, asset management, prime brokerage, and securities underwriting. Goldman Sachs is a primary dealer in the United States Treasury security market and more generally, a prominent market maker.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 84.3 Billion – Stock Symbol: GS

25. 3M

3M logoSector: Industrial – Industry: Industrial Conglomerates

3M Company is a diversified industrial and technology company operating through a wide range of sectors: automotive, commercial solutions, communications, consumer, design and construction, electronics, energy, health care, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, safety, transportation.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 92.1 Billion – Stock Symbol: MMM

24. American Express

American Express logoSector: Financials – Industry: Consumer Finance

The American Express Company, also known as Amex, was founded in 1850. Originally involved in freight forwarding, American Express has later engaged in travel services and become a leader in cards and payments technology before expanding further to innovative digital products and services.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 106.8 Billion – Stock Symbol: AXP

23. United Technologies

United Technologies logoSector: Industrials – Industry: Aerospace & Defense

United Technologies Corporation, UTC, is involved in the research, development, and manufacturing of aircraft engines, aerospace systems, HVAC, elevators and escalators, fire and security, building systems and industrial products. It is also a large military contractor.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 135.9 Billion – Stock Symbol: UTX

22. IBM

IBM logoSector: Information Technology – Industry: IT Consulting & Other Services

Founded in 1911, the International Business Machines Corporation, better known as IBM, is a multinational information technology company operating in more than 170 countries. Manufacturing and marketing computer hardware, middleware and software, and providing hosting and consulting services, IBM is also a major technology research organization.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 136.2 Billion – Stock Symbol: IBM

21. NIKE

Nike logoSector: Consumer Discretionary – Industry: Apparel, Accessories & Luxury Goods

Nike, Inc. is a world-leading multinational corporation manufacturing and supplying athletic shoes, sports apparel, and equipment. Nike is involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and associated services.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 154.9 Billion – Stock Symbol: NKE

20. McDonald’s

McDonald's logoSector: Consumer Discretionary – Industry: Restaurants

Founded in 1940 as a restaurant, McDonald’s has evolved to become a leading fast-food franchise. As of 2016, McDonald’s was the world’s largest restaurant chain by revenue, serving over 69 million customers daily in more than 36,900 outlets, located in more than 100 countries.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 158.2 Billion – Stock Symbol: MCD

19. Boeing

Boeing logoSector: Industrials – Industry: Aerospace & Defense

The Boeing Company is one of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers and defense contractors and it is the largest exporter in dollar value of the United States. Founded in 1916, Boeing is involved in the design, manufacturing, and worldwide sales of airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, and missiles; it also provides leasing and product support services.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 196.5 Billion – Stock Symbol: BA

18. Cisco

Cisco logoSector: Information Technology – Industry: Communications Equipment

Cisco Systems, Inc. is a multinational technology conglomerate developing, manufacturing, and selling networking hardware, telecommunications equipment, and other high-technology services and products. Through its multiple subsidiaries, Cisco is also specializing in Internet-of-Things, domain security, and energy management.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 204.5 Billion – Stock Symbol: CSCO

17. Chevron

Chevron logoSector: Energy – Industry: Integrated Oil & Gas

Chevron Corporation is an energy multinational company involved in every aspect of the oil, natural gas, and geothermal energy industries in more than 180 countries. Chevron operates in hydrocarbon exploration and production, hydrocarbon refining, marketing and transport, chemicals manufacturing and sales, and power generation.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 206 Billion – Stock Symbol: CVX

16. Pfizer

Pfizer logoSector: Health Care – Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Pfizer Inc. is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical corporations, developing and producing diverse medicines and vaccines. Its leading products include Lipitor (to lower LDL blood cholesterol), Lyrica (for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia), Diflucan (antifungal medication), Zithromax (antibiotic), Viagra (for erectile dysfunction), and Celebrex (anti-inflammatory drug).

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 210.6 Billion – Stock Symbol: PFE

15. Merck & Co.

Merck logoSector: Health Care – Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Merck & Company, Inc., known as Merck Sharp & Dohme, or MSD, outside the United States and Canada, is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Founded in 1891 in the US, and independent since World War I from its parent company, now one of the largest companies in Germany, Merck provides prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and animal health products.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 216.6 Billion – Stock Symbol: MRK

14. Verizon

Verizon logoSector: Communication Services – Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services

Verizon Communications Inc., commonly known as Verizon, is a diversified multinational telecommunications conglomerate. Verizon is engaged in a range of communications segments, including 5G, wireless networks, broadband and fiber, media and technology, Internet of Things and manager security.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 247.9 Billion – Stock Symbol: VZ

13. The Coca-Cola Company

Coca-Cola logoSector: Consumer Staples – Industry: Soft Drinks

Founded in 1886, the Coca-Cola Company is involved in the manufacturing, retail, and marketing of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups. It is primarily known for its sparkling sodas including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta, and Sprite, but is also engaged in still beverages, such as waters, juices, and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, sports drinks, dairy and energy drinks.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 253.9 Billion – Stock Symbol: KO

12. Disney

The Walt Disney Company logoSector: Communication Services – Industry: Movies & Entertainment

Founded in 1923, the Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is a diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate. It is notably involved in film studios through Walt Disney Studios and 21st Century Fox. Other main divisions include Walt Disney parks, experiences and consumer products, Disney Media Networks which owns and operates cable television networks (ABC broadcast network, Disney Channel, ESPN, A&E Networks and Freeform) and the new Disney+ video-on-demand service, notably launched to develop new ways to monetize the company’s content and compete against Netflix, and other VOD services.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 257 Billion – Stock Symbol: DIS

11. Home Depot

The Home Depot logoSector: Consumer Discretionary – Industry: Home Improvement Retail

The Home Depot Inc. is a retailing company that sells tools, home improvement supplies, construction products, and services. Home Depot is the largest home improvement retailer in the United States, also operating in Canada and Mexico.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 259.6 Billion – Stock Symbol: HD

10. ExxonMobil

Exxon Mobil logoSector: Energy – Industry: Integrated Oil & Gas

ExxonMobil Corporation, more commonly known as ExxonMobil, is the world’s largest energy company, operating in the exploration, production, transportation, and sale of crude oil and natural gas. ExxonMobil is also engaged in the manufacturing, transportation, and sale of petroleum products,  markets commodity petrochemicals, and a range of specialty products.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 260.3 Billion – Stock Symbol: XOM

9. UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group logoSector: Health Care – Industry: Managed Health Care

UnitedHealth Group is the largest healthcare company in the world by revenue, offering diversified health care products and insurance services. It serves clients through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare which provides health care coverage and benefits services, and Optum which provides information and technology-enabled health services.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 274 Billion – Stock Symbol: UNH

8. Intel

Intel logoSector: Information Technology – Industry: Semiconductors

Intel Corporation, commonly known as Intel, is a multinational corporation and technology company, especially involved in the production and sales of microprocessors and semiconductor chips powering personal computers. Intel also diversifies in other technologies, including cloud, Internet of Things, computer memory and 5G-connectivity.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 281.3 Billion – Stock Symbol: INTC

7. Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble logoSector: Consumer Staples – Industry: Personal Products

Founded in 1837, the Procter & Gamble Company, also known as P&G, is a multinational consumer goods corporation providing a wide range of personal health/consumer health and personal care and hygiene products in the segments of beauty, grooming, healthcare, fabric and home, and baby, feminine and family care.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 311.3 Billion – Stock Symbol: PG

6. Walmart

Walmart logoSector: Consumer Staples – Industry: Hypermarkets & Super Centers

Walmart Inc. is a multinational retail corporation operating a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores. Walmart is the world’s largest company by revenue, employing more than 2.3 million people in 28 countries.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 330.4 Billion – Stock Symbol: WMT

5. Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson logoSector: Health Care – Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Johnson & Johnson is a multinational medication, first aid supplies, and consumer packaged goods manufacturing and sales company founded in 1886. Regrouping numerous famous brands, Johnson & Johnson’s line of products notably include Band-Aid, Tylenol, Johnson’s baby products, Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, and Acuvue.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 398.6 Billion – Stock Symbol: JNJ

4. JPMorgan

JPMorgan Chase & Co. logoSector: Financials – Industry: Diversified Banks

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in New York City. With origins dating back to 1799, JPMorgan Chase has become one of the world’s largest universal bank operating worldwide. It is involved in retail and commercial as well as in investment banking, asset management, private banking, private wealth management, and treasury services.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 423 Billion – Stock Symbol: JPM

3. Visa

Visa logoSector: Information Technology – Industry: Data Processing & Outsourced Services

Visa Inc., is a multinational financial services corporation facilitating electronic funds transfers throughout the world. It operates payment products that financial institutions use to offer credit, debit, prepaid, and cash access programs to their customers via Visa-branded credit cards, gift cards, and debit cards.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 449.3 Billion – Stock Symbol: V

2. Apple

Apple logoSector: Information Technology – Industry: Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile phones and media devices, computers, notably the iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. The company also conceives and sells a range of related software and services: the iPhone OS (iOS), OS X and watchOS operating systems, iCloud, and Apple Pay. Apple also sells accessories, support offerings, and third-party digital content and applications.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 1,400 Billion – Stock Symbol: AAPL

1. Microsoft

Microsoft logoSector: Information Technology – Industry: Systems Software

Microsoft Corporation is a multinational technology company developing, manufacturing, licensing, supporting, and selling computer software, most notably the Windows operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. It is also involved in consumer electronics with the Xbox video game consoles, touchscreen personal computers with Microsoft Surface, and related services.

Website: – Market Cap.: $ 1,428 Billion – Stock Symbol: MSFT

Summary: Top 10 companies in the Dow index 2020

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Here are 30 of the largest industrial companies from the United States. Do you think they are worth their market capitalization? Are their stocks a good investment right now? Do they have too much economic power… and maybe political power too?

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2 Replies to “Top 30 companies of the US in the DOW JONES index 2020”

  1. MCD may be 20th on the list but because the DOW is a price-weighted index it was 3rd most important until trading today moved it down to 6th place with HD and GS moving above and MCD being one of the largest losers in the DOW,
    Look out below for MCD as it was the only stock that has not had a real correction as the public has herded into it assuming it was safe because it is not involved in tariff wars .
    Now it is trading at a PEG on almost 4 times 5 yr estimates, has $45B in debt with a minus $8.80 tangible book value compared to its EV of over $200B.
    Trump has been branding it as he does with real estate deals since he was elected when the stock was a $111 stock.
    When MCD repeats its Feb 2018 plunge it will result in an even worse crash in the DOW which was a 1605 one day largest point crash of the DOW in history
    Making this 16 month H&S top complete

  2. Capitalization value is determined by a multitude of factors: product and service performance, competitiveness, outside influences such as taxes and governmental regulations, the overall talent of management and workforce……the list is lengthy and fluctuating. Value can change very rapidly.
    One of the present influences on value is the “store of value” vested in the currency of the U.S. In this regard, capitalization has become a shadow of its former meaning, layered and layered with instruments of credit. The present situation is very muddled and it has become more so since 1971…..I do not see a present creative solution to the economic mess the country is in. Since 1971 the government has been engaged in counterfeiting money and the store of value has been insanely compromised.

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