Charles B. Carlson, CFA
The list below ranks the 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: 1/21/2021)
Company NameTickerRecent Price $YTD % Price Change12Mo % Price Change
BoeingBA207.41-3.1-34.733
ChevronCVX92.019.0-18.647
Coca-ColaKO48.95-10.7-15.355
Walgreens Boots AllianceWBA47.0718.0-11.688
MerckMRK81.18-0.8-8.333
Cisco SystemsCSCO45.110.8-7.938
IBMIBM131.654.6-7.853
Verizon CommunicationsVZ57.27-2.5-5.354
3MMMM170.67-2.4-3.977
American ExpressAXP127.435.4-2.999
IntelINTC62.4625.4-1.358
J.P. Morgan ChaseJPM134.836.1-1.252
VisaV205.14-6.2-0.668
McDonald'sMCD213.53-0.50.051
Procter & GamblePG131.01-5.84.816
AmgenAMGN252.039.67.228
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ161.732.88.887
TravelersTRV148.725.910.827
HoneywellHON205.23-3.514.283
DowDOW57.563.714.547
Goldman SachsGS289.379.717.831
UnitedHealthUNH355.001.218.546
Home DepotHD279.055.119.430
DisneyDIS171.28-5.520.450
Salesforce.comCRM222.17-0.220.757
WalmartWMT144.850.525.075
CaterpillarCAT192.195.634.633
MicrosoftMSFT224.971.134.938
NIKENKE141.610.137.458
AppleAAPL136.873.271.500