What are the 30 companies that make up the Dow jones industrial average

At this writing, the 30 component companies that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average are: Alcoa, American Express, Boeing, Bank of America, Caterpillar, Cisco Systems, Chevron, DuPont, Exxon Mobile, General Electric, Home Depot, Hewlett-Pakard, IBM, Intel, Johnson & Johson, Coca-Cola, JPMorgan Chase, McDonald's, 3M, Merck & Co, Microsoft, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, AT&T, Travelers Companies, UnitedHealth Group, United Technologies, Verizon, Wal-mart, and Walt Disney.

The Dow Jones produced its very first U.S. Stock average on July 3, 1884 in the Customer's Afternoon Letter.

A recent change to the Dow was the replacing of Kraft with UnitedHealth late last year.

Updated on Wednesday, January 09 2013 at 03:07AM EST