Charles B. Carlson, CFA
The list below ranks the 30 Dow stocks on 12-month percentage price change, from the worst performer to the best. The 10 worst-performing Dow stocks over the last 12 months are highlighted. My Worst-To-First Strategies focus on creating portfolios from the 10 worst performers over the last 12 months (1-stock, 3-stock, 5-stock, or 10-stock portfolios). For example, if you want a 3-stock portfolio, buy the first three stocks in the list and hold for 12 months.
12-MONTH % PRICE CHANGE (Data as of: 4/27/2017)
Company NameTickerRecent Price $YTD % Price Change12Mo % Price Change
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INCVZ46.67-12.6-7.474
EXXON MOBIL CORPXOM81.26-10.0-7.269
NIKE INC -CL BNKE55.479.1-6.836
GENERAL ELECTRIC COGE29.08-8.0-5.890
COCA-COLA COKO43.013.7-3.413
PFIZER INCPFE33.864.22.451
CHEVRON CORPCVX105.47-10.43.109
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPIBM160.32-3.47.540
WAL-MART STORESWMT75.449.18.860
JOHNSON & JOHNSONJNJ123.747.49.592
PROCTER & GAMBLE COPG87.694.310.233
MCDONALD'S CORPMCD140.8715.710.305
DISNEY (WALT) CODIS115.8411.110.440
THE TRAVELERS COMPANIES INCTRV122.16-0.211.085
MERCK & COMRK62.586.311.670
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPUTX118.788.413.340
HOME DEPOT INCHD156.1216.415.354
VISA INCV91.6017.416.643
3M COMMM196.119.818.011
DU PONT (E I) DE NEMOURSDD80.139.218.623
CISCO SYSTEMS INCCSCO33.7511.718.629
INTEL CORPINTC37.433.219.204
AMERICAN EXPRESS COAXP80.338.421.344
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP UNH174.639.130.088
CATERPILLAR INCCAT102.6810.732.234
MICROSOFT CORPMSFT68.279.932.718
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INCGS225.81-5.736.161
JPMORGAN CHASE & COJPM87.611.537.041
BOEING COBA183.2217.737.511
APPLE INCAAPL143.7924.237.796