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: 8/17/2018)
Company NameTickerRecent Price $YTD % Price ChangeClose Ratio
3M COMMM204.77-13.00.932
CATERPILLAR INCCAT139.34-11.60.933
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INCGS233.38-8.40.949
INTEL CORPINTC47.102.00.953
CHEVRON CORPCVX117.80-5.90.968
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPIBM146.06-4.80.969
EXXON MOBIL CORPXOM78.26-6.40.972
THE TRAVELERS COMPANIES INCTRV130.42-3.80.976
MCDONALD'S CORPMCD161.15-6.40.984
DOWDUPONT INCDWDP67.79-4.80.985
JOHNSON & JOHNSONJNJ134.47-3.81.023
WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCEWBA69.99-3.61.027
PROCTER & GAMBLE COPG83.69-8.91.029
JPMORGAN CHASE & COJPM114.777.31.041
HOME DEPOT INCHD195.563.21.042
BOEING COBA346.4017.51.044
COCA-COLA COKO46.601.61.044
AMERICAN EXPRESS COAXP103.033.71.050
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPUTX134.445.41.056
DISNEY (WALT) CODIS112.484.61.063
WAL-MART STORESWMT97.85-0.91.070
CISCO SYSTEMS INCCSCO45.8719.81.090
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INCVZ54.793.51.098
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP UNH262.3319.01.114
VISA INCV141.330.01.129
MICROSOFT CORPMSFT107.5825.81.137
PFIZER INCPFE42.0916.21.150
NIKE INC -CL BNKE79.7527.51.160
MERCK & COMRK69.0622.71.178
APPLE INCAAPL217.5828.61.211