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: 2/22/2018)
Company NameTickerRecent Price $YTD % Price Change12Mo % Price Change
GENERAL ELECTRIC COGE14.62-16.2-52.097
MERCK & COMRK54.57-3.0-16.662
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPIBM153.18-0.2-15.023
PROCTER & GAMBLE COPG80.84-12.0-11.814
EXXON MOBIL CORPXOM75.86-9.3-7.364
DISNEY (WALT) CODIS105.24-2.1-4.336
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INCVZ47.87-9.6-3.156
CHEVRON CORPCVX109.89-12.2-1.638
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INCGS261.432.63.841
COCA-COLA COKO43.52-5.14.969
PFIZER INCPFE35.74-1.36.306
JOHNSON & JOHNSONJNJ129.91-7.08.566
THE TRAVELERS COMPANIES INCTRV137.641.513.237
NIKE INC -CL BNKE67.137.317.033
DOWDUPONT INCDWDP71.931.017.494
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPUTX133.584.718.738
AMERICAN EXPRESS COAXP97.35-2.021.733
INTEL CORPINTC45.80-0.825.411
MCDONALD'S CORPMCD160.66-6.725.476
CISCO SYSTEMS INCCSCO42.9412.125.813
APPLE INCAAPL172.501.926.189
JPMORGAN CHASE & COJPM114.987.526.338
HOME DEPOT INCHD185.47-2.127.893
3M COMMM236.000.328.702
WAL-MART STORESWMT92.77-6.129.839
VISA INCV120.385.636.920
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP UNH227.093.041.427
MICROSOFT CORPMSFT91.737.242.239
CATERPILLAR INCCAT158.860.861.937
BOEING COBA355.9220.7102.734