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Best Performing Dow Jones Stocks of 2020

Updated Feb 14, 2020
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 Feb 14, 2020. 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) Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) 2) International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) 3) Intel Corp. (INTC) 4) The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) 5) Visa Inc. (V)
 6) Apple Inc. (AAPL) 7) McDonald's Corp. (MCD) 8) American Express Company (AXP) 9) The Coca-Cola Company (KO) 10) The Boeing Company (BA)


Performance of Top Dow Jones Stocks

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

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.
At number one in the list of top stocks stands Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $157.7 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $185.35 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of 17.53 percentage. The Redmond, Washington-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $0 million to $1402 billion. The Computer Software-Prepackaged Software 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.

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 $134.04 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $150.7 apiece, which indicates a change of 12.43 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Dow Jones 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 $135.06 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.

Intel

Intel Corporation, incorporated on March 1, 1989, is engaged in designing and manufacturing products and technologies, such as the cloud. The Companys segments are Client Computing Group (CCG), Data Center ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2020, Intel Corp. (INTC) was successful in generating YTD returns of 12.4 percentage which helped it gain the number three 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 Santa Clara, California-based Intel closed at a price of $59.85 per share, while it traded at a price of $67.27 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $260.35 billion to $287.63 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 Semiconductors sector business.

Home Depot

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, lawn and garden products, and d├ęcor pr ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Retail Building Materials. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Home Depot has so far gained 12.2 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $218.38 per share and year-to-date price of $245.03 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $238.22 billion to $267.23 billion. The stock of Home Depot 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.

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 11.92 percentage over the given period of 2020-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 $187.9 apiece to the price of $210.29 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. The smart run of the San Francisco, California-based Business Services sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $417.58 billion to $465.98 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.

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.
During the given months of the year 2020, Apple Inc. (AAPL) was successful in generating YTD returns of 10.66 percentage which helped it gain the number six 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 Cupertino, California-based Apple closed at a price of $293.65 per share, while it traded at a price of $324.95 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $0 million to $1422 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 Manufacturing sector business.

McDonald's

McDonalds Corporation (McDonalds), incorporated on December 21, 1964, operates and franchises McDonalds restaurants. The Companys restaurants serve a locally relevant menu of food and drinks sold at various price points ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Oak Brook, Illinois-based McDonald's Corp. (MCD) belongs to the Consumer Services sector and is categorized as a Restaurants company. The stock of McDonald's ended the previous year at a price of $197.61 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $217.09 apiece, which indicates a change of 9.86 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Dow Jones for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $148.29 billion. It has now changed to $162.52 billion as of writing. McDonald's 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.

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 9.14 percentage over the given period of 2020-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 $124.49 apiece to the price of $135.87 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. 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 $101.87 billion to $110.06 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.

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 nine 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 8.31 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $55.35 per share and year-to-date price of $59.95 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $237.15 billion to $256.59 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.

Boeing

The Boeing Company, incorporated on July 19, 1934, is an aerospace company. The Company is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, sale, service and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number ten in the list of top stocks stands The Boeing Company (BA), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $325.76 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $340.49 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of 4.52 percentage. The Chicago, Illinois-headquartered Capital Goods sector company also saw its market value change from $183.34 billion to $189.19 billion. The Aerospace 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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