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Best Performing Dow Jones Stocks of 2019

Updated May 3, 2019
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a leading stock market index which is published by the Dow Jones Company. With thousands of companies trading in the stock markets, a stock market index facilitates the grouping of a select few companies based on a given criteria, and allows for a single number which acts as an indicator of how the group of companies included in the index is performing.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, also referred to by ticker symbol DJIA, is one of the most popular stock market index. It contains a list of top 30 companies which are considered the leaders in their respective markets and qualify for being called as the blue-chip stocks. One important feature of the Dow Jones index is that it is a price-weighted index, and not a market capitalization-weighted index like many other popular indexes. Using the concept of a divisor, the stocks which have the highest prices are included in the list of 30 stocks in the Dow Jones index.
Even though the Dow Jones index represents the top 30 companies, investors often tend to look for the leaders within this set of constituents. This article provides a list of companies belonging to the Dow Jones market index which have generated the maximum percentage gains between the period of December 31 of the previous year to the May 3, 2019. The list is arranged in the descending order of the percentage gaines achieved by a particular Dow Jones stock over the given period - that is, stock which generated the highest returns is ranked at the top.
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Top Dow Jones Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Dow Jones sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Apple Inc. (AAPL) 2) United Technologies Corporation (UTX) 3) Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) 4) Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) 5) American Express Company (AXP)
 6) Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) 7) International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) 8) Visa Inc. (V) 9) The Walt Disney Company (DIS) 10) The Travelers Companies Inc. (TRV)

Performance of Top Dow Jones Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Apple

Apple Inc., incorporated on January 3, 1977, designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers and portable digital music players. The Company sells a range of related ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number one in the list of top stocks stands Apple Inc. (AAPL), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $157.73 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $211.75 per share as of May 3, 2019. It translates to a change of 34.25 percentage. The Cupertino, California-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $746.05 billion to $974.28 billion. The Computer Manufacturing specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the NASDAQ 100 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

United Technologies

United Technologies Corporation, incorporated on July 21, 1934, is engaged in providing high technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries around the world. The Company operates ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Hartford, Connecticut-based United Technologies Corporation (UTX) belongs to the Capital Goods sector and is categorized as a Aerospace company. The stock of United Technologies ended the previous year at a price of $106.48 per share. As of May 3, 2019, the stock price has reached $141.63 apiece, which indicates a change of 33.01 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Dow Jones for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $91.94 billion. It has now changed to $122.13 billion as of writing. United Technologies continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation, incorporated on September 22, 1993, is a technology company. The Company develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. The Companys segments include Productivity ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) was successful in generating YTD returns of 26.91 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2019 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft closed at a price of $101.57 per share, while it traded at a price of $128.9 per share as of May 3, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $779.81 billion to $987.74 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Technology industry sector and further specialized as a Computer Software-Prepackaged Software sector business.

Cisco

Cisco Systems, Inc. (Cisco), incorporated on December 10, 1984, designs and sells a range of products, provides services and delivers integrated solutions to develop and connect networks around the world. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in San Jose, California, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Computer Communications Equipment. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Cisco has so far gained 26.79 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $43.33 per share and year-to-date price of $54.94 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $194.82 billion to $241.85 billion. The stock of Cisco continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

American Express

American Express Company, incorporated on June 10, 1965, together with its subsidiaries, is a global services company. The Companys principal products and services are charge and credit card products, and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
American Express Company (AXP) has moved by 25.21 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number five among the top performing stocks. The Finance sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $95.32 apiece to the price of $119.35 per share between the end of December of the previous year and May 3, 2019. The smart run of the New York, NY-based Consumer Finance Services sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $80.73 billion to $99.67 billion over the same duration. American Express is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Dow Jones Industrial Average index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., incorporated on July 21, 1998, is an investment banking, securities and investment management company that provides a range of financial services to corporations, financial institutions, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) was successful in generating YTD returns of 24.23 percentage which helped it gain the number six spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2019 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the New York, NY-based Goldman Sachs closed at a price of $167.05 per share, while it traded at a price of $207.52 per share as of May 3, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $63.63 billion to $78.48 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Finance industry sector and further specialized as a Investment Bankers and Brokers sector business.

IBM

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), incorporated on June 16, 1911, is a technology company. The Company operates through five segments: Cognitive Solutions, Global Business Services (GBS), Technology Services & Cloud ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Armonk, New York-based International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a Computer Manufacturing company. The stock of IBM ended the previous year at a price of $113.67 per share. As of May 3, 2019, the stock price has reached $140.25 apiece, which indicates a change of 23.38 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Dow Jones for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $103.31 billion. It has now changed to $124.35 billion as of writing. IBM continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Visa

Visa Inc. (Visa), incorporated on May 25, 2007, is a payments technology company that connects consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners and government entities to electronic payments. The Company ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Visa Inc. (V) has moved by 22.81 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Finance sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $131.94 apiece to the price of $162.04 per share between the end of December of the previous year and May 3, 2019. The smart run of the San Francisco, California-based Business Services sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $290.83 billion to $354.12 billion over the same duration. Visa is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Dow Jones Industrial Average index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Walt Disney

The Walt Disney Company, incorporated on July 28, 1995, is a worldwide entertainment company. The Company operates in four business segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number nine in the coveted list is held by The Walt Disney Company (DIS) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in Burbank, California, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Television Services. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Walt Disney has so far gained 22.5 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $109.66 per share and year-to-date price of $134.33 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $163.46 billion to $241.47 billion. The stock of Walt Disney continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Travelers Companies

The Travelers Companies, Inc., incorporated on March 5, 1853, is a holding company. The Company operates through three segments: Business and International Insurance; Bond & Specialty Insurance, and Personal Insurance. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number ten in the list of top stocks stands The Travelers Companies Inc. (TRV), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $119.75 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $143.35 per share as of May 3, 2019. It translates to a change of 19.71 percentage. The New York, New York-headquartered Finance sector company also saw its market value change from $31.56 billion to $37.55 billion. The Property-Casualty Insurers specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Dow Jones Industrial Average index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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