In my final “Fool Revisited” post this week, I will be finishing off my mini-series on the Dow with the remaining seven components of the Dow (at least at the time). The previous three entries of this group covered the oldest members of the Dow, the newest members, and a group where each company had at least 20 years as a member of the Dow Jones. This final article talks about the remaining seven companies, and as mentioned in my article, all these companies were added on two separate days in the late ‘90s: March 17, 1997 and November 1, 1999.
This group features the first companies – Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) added to the average that were not listed on the New York Stock Exchange, a pretty big deal at the time. (They were later followed by Apple and Cisco Systems). This list also features two companies that were removed from the Dow in subsequent years – Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) left the average in 2013 and AT&T (NYSE: T) was replaced by the aforementioned Apple in 2015. Continue reading