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: 1/12/2018)
Company NameTickerRecent Price $YTD % Price Change12Mo % Price Change
GENERAL ELECTRIC COGE18.767.5-40.388
MERCK & COMRK58.664.2-4.819
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPIBM163.146.3-2.748
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INCVZ51.86-2.0-1.144
EXXON MOBIL CORPXOM87.524.60.818
DISNEY (WALT) CODIS112.474.62.769
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INCGS257.030.94.586
PROCTER & GAMBLE COPG89.61-2.56.997
PFIZER INCPFE36.540.911.301
COCA-COLA COKO46.150.612.424
THE TRAVELERS COMPANIES INCTRV134.73-0.714.518
CHEVRON CORPCVX133.606.715.242
INTEL CORPINTC43.24-6.317.023
NIKE INC -CL BNKE64.673.422.737
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPUTX136.587.123.045
JOHNSON & JOHNSONJNJ145.764.327.046
JPMORGAN CHASE & COJPM112.675.429.387
DOWDUPONT INCDWDP75.415.929.437
AMERICAN EXPRESS COAXP100.971.731.283
CISCO SYSTEMS INCCSCO40.876.735.556
3M COMMM244.473.937.428
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP UNH228.643.741.232
MICROSOFT CORPMSFT89.604.741.795
MCDONALD'S CORPMCD173.570.843.589
HOME DEPOT INCHD196.423.644.746
VISA INCV120.090.046.809
WAL-MART STORESWMT100.872.147.191
APPLE INCAAPL177.094.647.883
CATERPILLAR INCCAT170.308.179.926
BOEING COBA336.2114.0110.922