Charles B. Carlson, CFA
The list below ranks the 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: 4/8/2021)
Company NameTickerRecent Price $YTD % Price Change12Mo % Price Change
MerckMRK75.49-7.7-8.5
Verizon CommunicationsVZ57.60-2.00.3
Coca-ColaKO53.12-3.18.4
IBMIBM135.127.311.2
AmgenAMGN246.887.413.1
WalmartWMT139.71-3.114.7
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ162.973.615.4
IntelINTC67.0534.617.3
Procter & GamblePG137.26-1.419.7
ChevronCVX103.0222.022.2
Walgreens Boots AllianceWBA54.7937.424.6
McDonald'sMCD230.257.325.3
Cisco SystemsCSCO51.9116.026.0
VisaV220.700.927.1
3MMMM195.7212.032.4
TravelersTRV150.367.137.0
UnitedHealthUNH364.894.138.1
Salesforce.comCRM224.450.945.2
J.P. Morgan ChaseJPM155.1222.151.0
HoneywellHON219.863.453.3
MicrosoftMSFT253.2513.953.4
NIKENKE133.68-5.554.0
American ExpressAXP147.0421.655.1
Home DepotHD314.4318.456.0
BoeingBA254.9519.167.9
DowDOW63.1913.972.8
DisneyDIS187.323.479.3
Goldman SachsGS331.1425.679.7
CaterpillarCAT230.4826.684.3
AppleAAPL130.36-1.894.6