Archive for the ‘Before 1900’ Category

May 26, 1896 Dow Publishes The First Industrial Average

The twelve stock Average consisted entirely of industrial stocks published for the first time: American Cotton Oil American Sugar American Tobacco Chicago Gas Distilling & Cattle Feeding General Electric Laclede Gas National Lead North American Tennessee Coal & U.S. Leather pfd. U.S. Rubber The first Dow Jones Industrial Average computed from this list of twelve [...]

April9, 1894 Changes to Dow’s First Stock Average

The following substitutions were made: Deleted from average: Lake Shore Railroad New York Central Pacific Mail Steamship Added to average: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific American Sugar

January 2, 1886 Changes to Dow’s First Stock Average

The stock average returns to a twelve (12) stock average, ten (10) of which were railroads and two (2) industrials: Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Chicago & North Western Delaware & Hudson Canal Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Lake Shore Railroad Louisville & Nashville Missouri Pacific New York Central Northern Pacific pfd. Pacific Mail Steamship Union [...]