Is Dow 17,000 Alarmingly High? This Analysis May Surprise You!

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS)

“The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide.”

Chevron Corporation (CVX)

“Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the integrated petroleum, chemicals, mining, and power and energy services operations.”



Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO)

“Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet protocol (IP) based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology (IT) industry. The company provides a line of products for transporting data, voice, and video within buildings, across campuses, and around the world.”

 Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

“Exxon Mobil Corporation manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and a variety of specialty products. The company also has interests in electric power generation facilities.

The company’s principal business is energy, involving exploration for, and production of, crude oil and natural gas, manufacture of petroleum products and transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products.”

 Pfizer Inc (PFE)

“Pfizer Inc. operates as a research-based, global biopharmaceutical company. The company’s portfolio includes medicines and vaccines, as well as consumer healthcare products. The company collaborates with healthcare providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to affordable healthcare around the world.”

 AT&T Inc (T)

“AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications services in the United States and internationally. The company offers its services and products to consumers in the U.S. and services and products to businesses and other providers of telecommunications services worldwide.”

 Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)

“Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide.”



UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH)

“UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a health and well-being company.”



 Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)

“Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies.”



Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

“Microsoft Corporation engages in developing, licensing, and supporting a range of software products and services, by designing and selling hardware devices, and by delivering relevant online advertising to a customer audience worldwide.”


 Intel Corporation (INTC)

“Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms.”




 General Electric Company (GE)

“General Electric Company operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. With products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, oil and gas production equipment, and household appliances to medical imaging, business and consumer financing and industrial products, the company serves customers in approximately 100 countries.”



Portfolio Review: 15 Fully Valued to Moderately Overvalued Dow Constituents

With the first portfolio review above we analyzed fairly valued Dow constituents.  What follows here are a review of the 15 fully valued to moderately overvalued Dow constituents.  The same analytical process for these 15 Dow components is applied.  The only difference with this set of graphs is that they are presented in reverse order looking at the highest valuation to the lowest valuation in this set.

Nike Inc (NKE)

“Nike, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services for men, women, and kids worldwide.”


Visa Inc (V)

“Visa Inc. operates as a payments technology company worldwide. The company connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in approximately 200 countries and territories to electronic payments.”


Walt Disney Company (DIS)

“The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide.” 


3M Company (MMM)

“3M Company operates as a technology company worldwide. The company’s segments include Industrial; Safety and Graphics; Electronics and Energy; Health Care; and Consumer Businesses.”


 Coca-Cola Company (KO)

“The Coca-Cola Company operates as a beverage company worldwide.”

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About the Author

Charles (Chuck) C. Carnevale – Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, has been working in the securities industry since 1970. He has been a partner with a private NYSE member firm, the President of a NASD firm, and a Vice President, Regional Marketing Director for a major American Stock Exchange listed company, and he was an Associate Vice President and Investment Consulting Services Coordinator for a major NYSE member firm. Prior to forming EDMP, Inc., he was a partner in a 30-year-old established registered investment advisory in Tampa, Florida. Chuck holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from the University of Tampa. Chuck is a sought-after public speaker who is very passionate about spreading the critical message of prudence in money management. Chuck is a Veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded both the Bronze Star and the Vietnam Honor Medal.

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