All data and information on this (web)site are just for information, they are not considered to be authentic sources. The top 10 stocks represented in the Dow as of the end of May 2014 are: Visa ( V ), IBM ( IBM ), Goldman Sachs ( GS ), 3M ( MMM ), Boeing ( BA ), Chevron ( CVX ), United Technologies ( UTC ), Caterpillar ( CAT ), Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and McDonald’s ( MCD ). It comprises 500 U.S. companies also selected by S&P Dow Jones Indices Again, the goal is to represent the broad U.S. economy.
By calculating the index in this manner, it’s a company’s total capitalization, not its stock price (as in the Dow) that influences the index. For example, a 1 percent gain in Visa or IBM would move the Dow Jones much more than similar gains in Johnson & Johnson or McDonald’s. The top three or four stocks in the Dow Jones can account for a third of the index’s movement in any given day. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.
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