Charles B. Carlson, CFA
The list below ranks the 30 Dow stocks on the ratio of stock price to 200-day moving average price, from the lowest ratio to the highest ratio. The 10 Dow stocks with the lowest ratios are highlighted. A variation of my Worst-To-First Strategies focuses on creating portfolios from the 10 Dow stocks with the lowest ratio of current stock price to 200-day moving average price (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.
FURTHEST FROM 200-DAY MOVING AVERAGE (Data as of: 7/18/2018)
Company NameTickerRecent Price $YTD % Price ChangeClose Ratio
3M COMMM202.20-14.10.910
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INCGS231.24-9.20.937
CATERPILLAR INCCAT141.12-10.40.948
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPIBM144.52-5.80.953
MCDONALD'S CORPMCD157.93-8.20.959
DOWDUPONT INCDWDP66.59-6.50.962
JOHNSON & JOHNSONJNJ127.80-8.50.964
WAL-MART STORESWMT88.07-10.80.965
WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCEWBA66.16-8.90.970
PROCTER & GAMBLE COPG79.72-13.20.970
THE TRAVELERS COMPANIES INCTRV130.00-4.20.970
CHEVRON CORPCVX121.53-2.91.004
COCA-COLA COKO45.12-1.71.011
EXXON MOBIL CORPXOM82.22-1.71.017
CISCO SYSTEMS INCCSCO42.2110.21.029
JPMORGAN CHASE & COJPM111.534.31.029
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INCVZ51.14-3.41.036
PFIZER INCPFE37.664.01.042
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPUTX131.693.21.047
AMERICAN EXPRESS COAXP102.983.71.059
DISNEY (WALT) CODIS110.693.01.062
INTEL CORPINTC51.7212.01.062
APPLE INCAAPL190.4012.51.086
MERCK & COMRK62.9411.91.086
HOME DEPOT INCHD200.976.01.093
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP UNH255.4215.91.112
BOEING COBA360.2322.11.120
MICROSOFT CORPMSFT105.1222.91.148
VISA INCV140.900.01.157
NIKE INC -CL BNKE76.5922.41.161