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Best Performing Dogs of the Dow Stocks of 2019

Updated Sep 9, 2019
The world of investment and finance keeps looking out for new investment and trading strategies to reap the maximum profits. A new concept that was introduced in the year 1991 and is now coming into the limelight is called the 'Dogs of the Dow' investment style. The strategy involves picking 10 highest dividend yield stocks of the past year from the 30 stocks of the Dow Jones index, and invest in this basket of 10 stocks in equal amounts.
A portfolio built with companies that qualify to be the Dogs of the Dow investment strategy stocks have managed to perform significantly better than the Dow Jones index.
This article provides a list of Dogs of the Dow stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2019 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Dogs of the Dow stocks between the end of the previous and Sep 9, 2019, and the top 10 return generating Dogs of the Dow stocks are listed below.
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Top Dogs of the Dow Stocks With Highest Returns

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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Dogs of the Dow sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) The Procter and Gamble Co. (PG) 2) International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) 3) General Electric Co. (GE) 4) The Coca-Cola Company (KO) 5) Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO)
 6) Chevron Corp. (CVX) 7) Merck and Co., Inc. (MRK) 8) Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) 9) Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) 10) Pfizer, Inc. (PFE)
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Performance of Top Dogs of the Dow Stocks

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

Procter and Gamble

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Greater China, Latin America, India, the Middle East, and Africa. The com ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $229.94 billion to $299.18 billion during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $91.92 per share to a price of $122.17 per share as of Sep 9, 2019, The Procter and Gamble Co. (PG) was successful in generating YTD returns of 32.91 percentage. Standing at the number one rank in the top performing list of Dogs of the Dow stocks, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based Procter and Gamble is categorized as the Package Goods and Cosmetics sub-sector business which falls under the larger Basic Industries sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, S&P 500 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

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 Sep 9, 2019, the stock price has reached $142.6 apiece, which indicates a change of 25.45 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Dogs of the Dow 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 $121.8 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.

General Electric

General Electric Company (GE), incorporated on April 15, 1892, is a global digital industrial company. The Companys products and services range from aircraft engines, power generation, and oil and gas ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Fairfield, Connecticut-based Energy sector company General Electric Co. (GE) holds the three spot among the best performing stocks of the Dogs of the Dow sector. Classified as the Consumer Electronics and Appliances business, the stock price of General Electric ended the previous year at a price of $7.57 per share while it reached the level of $8.96 apiece as of Sep 9, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 18.36%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $74.07 billion. Few leading stock market index includes General Electric in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Coca-Cola

The Coca-Cola Company, incorporated on September 5, 1919, is a beverage company. The Company owns or licenses and markets non-alcoholic beverage brands, primarily sparkling beverages and a range of still ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by The Coca-Cola Company (KO) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the Consumer Non-Durables sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Beverages Production and Distribution. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Coca-Cola has so far gained 15.14 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $47.35 per share and year-to-date price of $54.52 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $201.55 billion to $232.33 billion. The stock of Coca-Cola 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.

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.
During the given months of the year 2019, Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) was successful in generating YTD returns of 12.12 percentage which helped it gain the number five 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 San Jose, California-based Cisco closed at a price of $43.33 per share, while it traded at a price of $48.58 per share as of Sep 9, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $194.82 billion to $199.32 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 Communications Equipment sector business.

Chevron

Chevron Corporation (Chevron), incorporated on January 27, 1926, manages its investments in subsidiaries and affiliates, and provides administrative, financial, management and technology support to the United States and international subsidiaries ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The San Ramon, California-headquartered company Chevron Corp. (CVX) is ranked number six among the best performing stocks of Dogs of the Dow of 2019. The Energy sector business falls under the Integrated oil Companies industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2019, the stock price of Chevron has changed by 9.74 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $108.79 per share and year-to-date closing price of $119.39 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $207.87 billion to $225.62 billion during the same period. Along with Dogs of the Dow, the company is also in the business of Energy, Integrated oil Companies, Oil & Gas Integrated, Natural Resources, among other usual products and services. Chevron continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Dow Jones Industrial Average index, S&P 500 index, Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Merck

Merck & Co., Inc., incorporated in 1970, is a global healthcare company. The Company offers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products. It operates ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Merck and Co., Inc. (MRK) has moved by 9.24 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Health Care sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $76.41 apiece to the price of $83.47 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 9, 2019. The smart run of the Whitehouse Station, New Jersey-based Major Pharmaceuticals sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $198.7 billion to $213.47 billion over the same duration. Merck 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.

Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada Other Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia Oceania. It operates through Upst ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number eight in the list of top stocks stands Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $68.19 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $71.49 per share as of Sep 9, 2019. It translates to a change of 4.84 percentage. The Irving, Texas-headquartered Energy sector company also saw its market value change from $288.69 billion to $292.03 billion. The Integrated oil Companies 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.

Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications Inc., incorporated on October 7, 1983, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Dogs of the Dow sector is taken by Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ). The company's stock price changed from $56.22 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $58.66 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 4.34 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the New York, NY-based Public Utilities sector company was from $232.3 billion to $238.91 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Dogs of the Dow sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Pfizer

Pfizer Inc. (Pfizer), incorporated on June 2, 1942, is a research-based global biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and manufacture of healthcare products. Its global portfolio ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Pfizer (PFE) generated percentage returns of -15.62 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $43.65 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $36.83 per share as of Sep 9, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $252.31 billion to $198.41 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Health Care speciality business with further classification in the Major Pharmaceuticals sub-category. Based in New York, NY, the YTD performance of the Dogs of the Dow sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.
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