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Best Performing Dogs of the Dow Stocks of 2020

Updated Sep 15, 2020
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.
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This article provides a list of Dogs of the Dow stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2020 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 15, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Dogs of the Dow stocks are listed below.
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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) Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) 2) 3M Company (MMM) 3) Pfizer, Inc. (PFE) 4) Dow Chemical (DOW) 5) The Coca-Cola Company (KO)
 6) International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) 7) Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) 8) Chevron Corp. (CVX) 9) Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) 10) Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM)

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

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Verizon Communications.
The New York, NY-based Public Utilities sector company Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) holds the number one spot among the best performing stocks of the Dogs of the Dow sector. Classified as the Telecommunications Equipment business, the stock price of Verizon Communications ended the previous year at a price of $61.4 per share while it reached the level of $60.6 apiece as of Sep 15, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of -1.3%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $250.44 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Verizon Communications in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, S&P 500 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

3M

3M Company operates as a technology company worldwide. The company's Industrial segment offers tapes, abrasives, adhesives, ceramics, sealants, specialty materials, purification products, closure syst ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of 3M.
The St. Paul, Minnesota-headquartered company 3M Company (MMM) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Dogs of the Dow of 2020. The Miscellaneous sector business falls under the Conglomerate industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of 3M has changed by -5.58 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $176.42 per share and year-to-date closing price of $166.57 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $101.45 billion to $95.95 billion during the same period. Along with Dogs of the Dow, the company is also in the business of Miscellaneous, Conglomerates, Industrials, Diversified Industrials, Most Diversified, Dividend Aristocrats, S&P 500, Wilshire 5000, Dow Jones, among other usual products and services. 3M 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.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Pfizer.
Based on the market-cap change from $216.83 billion to $209.9 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $39.18 per share to a price of $36.96 per share as of Sep 15, 2020, Pfizer, Inc. (PFE) was successful in generating YTD returns of -5.67 percentage. Standing at the number three rank in the top performing list of Dogs of the Dow stocks, the New York, NY-based Pfizer is categorized as the Major Pharmaceuticals sub-sector business which falls under the larger Health Care 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, S&P 500 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Dow Chemical

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), incorporated on June 11, 1947, is a manufacturer and supplier of products used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Dow Chemical.
During the given months of the year 2020, Dow Chemical (DOW) was successful in generating YTD returns of -6.69 percentage which helped it gain the number four spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Midland, Michigan-based Dow Chemical closed at a price of $54.73 per share, while it traded at a price of $51.07 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $40.58 billion to $37.85 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 Basic Industries industry sector and further specialized as a Major Chemicals sector business.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Coca-Cola.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by The Coca-Cola Company (KO) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. 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 2020, stock of Coca-Cola has so far gained -7.77 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $55.35 per share and year-to-date price of $51.05 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $237.15 billion to $219.28 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.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of IBM.
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 $134.04 per share. As of Sep 15, 2020, the stock price has reached $122.44 apiece, which indicates a change of -8.65 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Dogs of the Dow for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $118.71 billion. It has now changed to $109.04 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.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Cisco.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $47.96 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $40.6 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. It translates to a change of -15.35 percentage. The San Jose, California-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $203.46 billion to $171.88 billion. The Computer Communications Equipment 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.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Chevron.
Chevron Corp. (CVX) has moved by -36.64 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Energy sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $120.51 apiece to the price of $76.35 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 15, 2020. The smart run of the San Ramon, California-based Integrated oil Companies sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $227.87 billion to $142.57 billion over the same duration. Chevron 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.

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., incorporated on September 2, 2014, is a holding company. The Company is a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. The Company operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Walgreens Boots Alliance.
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) generated percentage returns of -40.18 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $58.96 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $35.27 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $52.36 billion to $30.56 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Health Care speciality business with further classification in the Medical Nursing Services sub-category. Based in Deerfield, Illinois, 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, NASDAQ 100 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Exxon Mobil.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Dogs of the Dow sector is taken by Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM). The company's stock price changed from $69.78 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $36.27 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -48.02 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Irving, Texas-based Energy sector company was from $295.25 billion to $153.36 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, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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