Top 30 companies of the US in the DOW 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 markets investors but they must also comply with the regulations of the Securities Exchange Commission.

Nasdaq logo

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

365体育网站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 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 companies365体育网站, 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 Spreadsheet.

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

365体育网站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

365体育网站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 companies summary after the list!

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 34.8 Billion – Stock Symbol: TRV

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 35.3 Billion – Stock Symbol: DWDP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 158.2 Billion – Stock Symbol: MCD

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

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

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

 – 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.

365体育网站Website:  – Market Cap.: $ 216.6 Billion – Stock Symbol: MRK

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 247.9 Billion – Stock Symbol: VZ

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

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

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 259.6 Billion – Stock Symbol: HD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 449.3 Billion – Stock Symbol: V

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 1,400 Billion – Stock Symbol: AAPL

365体育网站 – Market Cap.: $ 1,428 Billion – Stock Symbol: MSFT

Summary: Top 10 companies in the Dow index 2020

To give you a quick overview of the largest companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average index in 2020, here is a synthesizing image regrouping the information of the top 10. Note that you can use this image to embed it on your website and other digital properties using the embed code below.

Top 10 companies in the Dow index 2020

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Here are 30 of the largest 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 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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