DJ Industrials Bear Market – One Stock at a Time

In looking at the way the bear market has unfolded so far, it’s worth noting that many constituent stocks topped out before the benchmark indices.

In the case of the Dow Jones Industrials, for example, 16 stocks reached their peaks (in many cases, their record highs; in others, their two-year highs) by the time the Dow closed at its all-time record high of 14,164.53 on October 9th, 2007.

Index Constituent

Date of Closing Peak

Number of Constituents Yet to Peak

Length of Bear Market in Days through

3-Dec-08

Bear Market Loss through

3-Dec-08

Citigroup

27-Dec-06

29

707

-86.14%

Home Depot Inc

13-Feb-07

28

659

-45.50%

Bank Of America

14-Feb-07

27

658

-72.16%

Walt Disney

8-May-07

26

575

-39.16%

JPMorgan Chase

9-May-07

25

574

-43.14%

Pfizer

1-Jun-07

24

551

-39.96%

Kraft Foods

21-Jun-07

23

531

-27.52%

Alcoa

13-Jul-07

22

509

-80.38%

Du Pont

18-Jul-07

21

504

-55.75%

Caterpillar

19-Jul-07

20

503

-54.41%

American Express

19-Jul-07

19

503

-66.64%

Boeing

25-Jul-07

18

497

-62.26%

AT&T

26-Sep-07

17

434

-32.10%

United Technologies

1-Oct-07

16

429

-42.34%

General Electric

2-Oct-07

15

428

-56.96%

3M

5-Oct-07

14

425

-36.66%

DJ Industrials

9-Oct-07

421

-39.34%

General Motors

12-Oct-07

13

418

-88.51%

Exxon Mobil

18-Oct-07

12

412

-16.96%

Verizon

31-Oct-07

11

399

-27.63%

Microsoft

1-Nov-07

10

398

-46.38%

Hewlett-Packard

6-Nov-07

9

393

-34.81%

Intel

6-Dec-07

8

363

-51.18%

Merck

10-Dec-07

7

359

-56.46%

Procter & Gamble

12-Dec-07

6

357

-15.79%

Coca-Cola

10-Jan-08

5

328

-29.62%

Chevron

20-May-08

4

197

-27.50%

IBM

22-Jul-08

3

134

-37.95%

McDonald’s

11-Aug-08

2

114

-9.70%

Johnson & Johnson

8-Sep-08

1

86

-20.63%

Wal-Mart

11-Sep-08

0

83

-13.91%

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