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: 3/27/2017)
Company NameTickerRecent Price $YTD % Price Change12Mo % Price Change
NIKE INC -CL BNKE55.9310.0-9.278
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INCVZ49.14-7.9-8.252
COCA-COLA COKO42.322.1-7.152
GENERAL ELECTRIC COGE29.44-6.8-5.368
EXXON MOBIL CORPXOM81.25-10.0-3.251
WAL-MART STORESWMT69.660.82.441
THE TRAVELERS COMPANIES INCTRV121.01-1.24.870
MCDONALD'S CORPMCD129.496.45.029
PROCTER & GAMBLE COPG90.497.69.169
INTEL CORPINTC35.39-2.411.010
CHEVRON CORPCVX106.28-9.712.051
HOME DEPOT INCHD146.879.512.579
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPUTX111.832.012.891
PFIZER INCPFE34.185.213.630
DISNEY (WALT) CODIS112.387.815.593
3M COMMM190.436.615.791
JOHNSON & JOHNSONJNJ125.809.216.148
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPIBM173.774.717.452
MERCK & COMRK63.197.319.069
VISA INCV88.9514.019.976
MICROSOFT CORPMSFT65.104.820.089
CATERPILLAR INCCAT91.51-1.321.543
CISCO SYSTEMS INCCSCO33.9912.521.567
DU PONT (E I) DE NEMOURSDD80.589.826.005
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP UNH164.602.828.004
AMERICAN EXPRESS COAXP77.604.828.328
BOEING COBA176.1013.133.288
APPLE INCAAPL140.8821.633.321
JPMORGAN CHASE & COJPM87.241.146.671
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INCGS225.48-5.847.373