Dow 30 Dividend Stocks

The following list contains all of the Dow 30 stocks. These stocks are among the most popular and widely held stocks in the world, as they are considered some of the most solid "blue chip" stocks on the market. The following stocks are ranked by Dividend.com's DARS Rating.

Stock
Symbol
Company
Name
DARS™
Rating [?]
Dividend
Yield**
Current
Price*
Annual
Dividend
Ex-Div
Date
Pay
Date
PG Procter & Gamble Login/Signup for Ratings 2.96% 86.94 2.57 10/22 11/17
PFE Pfizer Login/Signup for Ratings 3.49% 29.84 1.04 11/05 12/02
T AT&T Login/Signup for Ratings 5.33% 34.51 1.84 10/08 11/03
VZ Verizon Login/Signup for Ratings 4.41% 49.90 2.20 10/08 11/03
CVX Chevron Corp Login/Signup for Ratings 3.65% 117.20 4.28 11/14 12/10
MSFT Microsoft Login/Signup for Ratings 2.69% 46.05 1.24 11/18 12/11
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Login/Signup for Ratings 2.51% 76.45 1.92 12/03 01/05
KO Coca-Cola Co. Login/Signup for Ratings 2.95% 41.40 1.22 11/26 12/15
MRK Merck Login/Signup for Ratings 3.07% 57.31 1.76 09/11 10/07
JNJ Johnson & Johnson Login/Signup for Ratings 2.62% 107.04 2.80 11/21 12/09
MMM 3M Login/Signup for Ratings 2.25% 152.10 3.42 08/20 09/12
TRV Travelers Co. Login/Signup for Ratings 2.20% 100.00 2.20 12/08 12/31
HD Home Depot Login/Signup for Ratings 1.93% 97.52 1.88 09/02 09/18
JPM JP Morgan Chase Login/Signup for Ratings 2.69% 59.39 1.60 10/02 10/31
GE General Electric Login/Signup for Ratings 3.43% 25.67 0.88 09/18 10/27
MCD McDonald's Login/Signup for Ratings 3.64% 93.38 3.40 11/26 12/15
BA Boeing Co. Login/Signup for Ratings 2.36% 123.82 2.92 11/05 12/05
UTX United Technologies Login/Signup for Ratings 2.22% 106.34 2.36 11/12 12/10
AXP American Express Login/Signup for Ratings 1.17% 88.74 1.04 10/01 11/10
GS Goldman Sachs Login/Signup for Ratings 1.28% 186.97 2.40 11/28 12/30
NKE Nike Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 1.03% 93.00 0.96 08/28 10/06
DIS The Walt Disney Company Login/Signup for Ratings 0.95% 90.22 0.86 12/12 01/16
UNH UnitedHealth Group Login/Signup for Ratings 1.60% 93.88 1.50 09/10 09/23
XOM Exxon Mobil Login/Signup for Ratings 2.92% 94.45 2.76 11/07 12/10
V Visa Login/Signup for Ratings 0.81% 236.65 1.92 11/12 12/02
IBM IBM Corp Login/Signup for Ratings 2.68% 164.35 4.40 11/06 12/10
DD DuPont Login/Signup for Ratings 2.78% 67.66 1.88 11/12 12/12
INTC Intel Corp Login/Signup for Ratings 2.76% 32.58 0.90 11/05 12/01
CAT Caterpillar Inc. Login/Signup for Ratings 2.80% 100.16 2.80 10/16 11/20
CSCO Cisco Systems Login/Signup for Ratings 3.16% 24.08 0.76 09/30 10/22

History of the Dow 30

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was first established by Wall Street Journal editor Charles Dow in 1896. Its name also incorporated statistician Edward Jones. The index is the second oldest index behind the Dow Jones Transportation Average.

The history of the Dow 30 can be considered a roadmap of the U.S. economy. The Dow components have evolved from the original “Dow Dozen” in 1896 to 30 stocks today, which show investors an overview of how the overall market is performing. In the beginning, the Dow primarily contained stocks in the commodity and steel sectors, including American Sugar, Standard Oil and U.S. Steel. As sectors evolved, the Dow has made a dramatic change to include a more diverse amount of sectors. Since its inception, General Electric (GE) is the only remaining original Dow component. In fact, many of the original companies have ceased to exist.

Since there are just 30 Dow stocks in the index, a single company has the ability of moving the daily performance of the Dow if its share price changes dramatically. During earnings season, many companies see a large fluctuation in price, which can have a big impact on the Dow. Furthermore, the index is price-weighted, meaning it is calculated through a method of simple mathematical averages; the S&P 500, in contrast, is market-cap weighted. Although the purpose of creating an index that would feature the Dow Jones stocks was meant to give investors a general idea of the market’s performance, it faces criticism due to its lack of diversification.

Investors should note that the companies listed in the Dow 30 are often changed. To see a complete history of the Dow component history, please click here. Although the companies in the index change, all of the companies tend to offer shareholders a regular dividend payout, since dividend paying companies tend to be more stable than other companies.

For more information on the Dow Jones Industrial Average companies, be sure to check out Dividends in Focus: The Dow 30.