Dow Jones Industrial Average Index components | values (US2605661048)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) - also known as the Dow Jones Index for short in Europe - is one of several stock indices created by the founders of the Wall Street Journal and the Dow Jones company, Charles Dow (1851-1902) and Edward Jones (1856–1920), created in 1884.
Charles Dow compiled the index to measure the performance of the US stock market. The Dow Jones index on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is after the Dow Jones Transportation Average the oldest existing stock index in the United States  and is now made up of 30 of the largest US companies.
There is also what is known as the Dow Jones Industrial Average Total Return Index (DJITR). The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price index and comprises 30 US companies on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). It is a purely price-weighted index, the level of which is determined exclusively from the share prices. It is calculated without dividends, subscription rights and special payments; market capitalization or the number of shares in free float are not taken into account. Stocks with a high price have a greater effect on the index than stocks with a low price.