John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
jheaton

Ten random things: June 8

Ten former components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  1. Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company (delisted May 26, 1932)
  2. Anaconda Copper (delisted August 31, 1925 and August 9, 1976)
  3. Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company (delisted July 29, 1915)
  4. U.S. Leather Company (delisted April 1, 1905)
  5. International Nickel Company (delisted March 12, 1987)
  6. General Motors Corporation (delisted June 8, 2009)
  7. American Smelting And Refining Company (delisted June 1, 1959)
  8. Victor Talking Machine Company (delisted January 8, 1929)
  9. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (delisted November 1, 1999)
  10. F. W. Woolworth Company (delisted March 17, 1997)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a stock market index composed of 30 of the largest and most widely held public companies in the United States. Founded in 1896, dozens of companoes have been added and dropped from the index over the years; of the original companies, only one remains, General Electric. The most recent change occured (or will occur, depending on how you look at it) today, with General Motors and Citigroup being replaced by Cisco Systems and The Travelers Companies.

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