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Best Performing Dogs of the Dow Stocks of 2020

Updated Feb 14, 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.
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 Feb 14, 2020, 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

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) International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) 2) The Coca-Cola Company (KO) 3) Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) 4) Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) 5) Pfizer, Inc. (PFE)
 6) Chevron Corp. (CVX) 7) 3M Company (MMM) 8) Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) 9) Dow Chemical (DOW) 10) Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM)

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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:

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.
Based on the market-cap change from $118.71 billion to $135.06 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $134.04 per share to a price of $150.7 per share as of Feb 14, 2020, International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) was successful in generating YTD returns of 12.43 percentage. Standing at the number one rank in the top performing list of Dogs of the Dow stocks, the Armonk, New York-based IBM is categorized as the Computer Manufacturing sub-sector business which falls under the larger Technology 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.

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.
The Atlanta, Georgia-based The Coca-Cola Company (KO) belongs to the Consumer Non-Durables sector and is categorized as a Beverages Production and Distribution company. The stock of Coca-Cola ended the previous year at a price of $55.35 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $59.95 apiece, which indicates a change of 8.31 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 $237.15 billion. It has now changed to $256.59 billion as of writing. Coca-Cola 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 and Dividend History.
The San Jose, California-based Technology sector company Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) holds the three spot among the best performing stocks of the Dogs of the Dow sector. Classified as the Computer Communications Equipment business, the stock price of Cisco ended the previous year at a price of $47.96 per share while it reached the level of $46.97 apiece as of Feb 14, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of -2.06%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $188.84 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Cisco in their constituent list. They include NASDAQ 100 index, 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.

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.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in New York, NY, the Public Utilities sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Telecommunications Equipment. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Verizon Communications has so far gained -4.71 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $61.4 per share and year-to-date price of $58.51 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $253.94 billion to $241.98 billion. The stock of Verizon Communications 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.

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.
During the given months of the year 2020, Pfizer, Inc. (PFE) was successful in generating YTD returns of -6.81 percentage which helped it gain the number five 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 New York, NY-based Pfizer closed at a price of $39.18 per share, while it traded at a price of $36.51 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $216.83 billion to $202.05 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 Health Care industry sector and further specialized as a Major Pharmaceuticals 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 2020. The Energy sector business falls under the Integrated oil Companies industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Chevron has changed by -8.65 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $120.51 per share and year-to-date closing price of $110.08 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $227.87 billion to $208.15 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, Dividend Aristocrats, 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.

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 and Dividend History.
3M Company (MMM) has moved by -8.73 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Miscellaneous sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $176.42 apiece to the price of $161.01 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. The smart run of the St. Paul, Minnesota-based Conglomerate sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $101.45 billion to $92.68 billion over the same duration. 3M 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 and Dividend History.
At number eight in the list of top stocks stands Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $58.96 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $52.85 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of -10.36 percentage. The Deerfield, Illinois-headquartered Health Care sector company also saw its market value change from $52.36 billion to $46.82 billion. The Medical Nursing Services 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.

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 and Dividend History.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Dogs of the Dow sector is taken by Dow Chemical (DOW). The company's stock price changed from $54.73 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $48.63 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -11.15 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Midland, Michigan-based Basic Industries sector company was from $40.58 billion to $35.28 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.

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.
Exxon Mobil (XOM) generated percentage returns of -13.08 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $69.78 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $60.65 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $295.25 billion to $256.79 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Energy speciality business with further classification in the Integrated oil Companies sub-category. Based in Irving, Texas, 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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