Markets & Finance

S&P 500's 50-Year Club


Through the index's 50 years, 86 original members have stuck around to the present day. Here's a list of the old-timers

From Standard & Poor's Index ServicesFifty years is an eternity in the fast-moving world of business. While the Standard & Poor's 500 index has been around since March, 1957, the makeup of the index itself has undergone dramatic changes as companies have been added and subtracted because of mergers, acquisitions, and other changes in company fortunes.

And yet, a number of names remain. S&P Index Services has compiled a list of 86 original components of the S&P 500 that have survived through time. The companies are listed in alphabetical order below:

Fifty years is an eternity in the fast-moving world of business. While the Standard & Poor's 500 index has been around since March, 1957, the makeup of the index itself has undergone dramatic changes as companies have been added and subtracted because of mergers, acquisitions, and other changes in company fortunes.

And yet, a number of names remain. S&P Index Services has compiled a list of 86 original components of the S&P 500 that have survived through time. The companies are listed in alphabetical order below:

Company

3M (MMM)

Abbott Laboratories (ABT)

Alcoa (AA)

Allegheny Energy (AYE)

Allstate (ALL)

Altria Group (MO)

American Electric Power (AEP)

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Boeing (BA)

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY)

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNI)

Campbell Soup (CPB)

Caterpillar (CAT)

Chevron (CVX)

CMS Energy (CMS)

Coca-Cola (KO)

Colgate-Palmolive (CL)

ConocoPhillips (COP)

Consolidated Edison (ED)

Constellation Energy (CEG)

Cooper Industries (CBW)

CSX (CSX)

CVS (CVS)

Deere (DE)

Dow Chemical (DOW)

DTE Energy (DTE)

Du Pont (DD)

Dynegy (DYN)

Eastman Kodak (EK)

Eaton (ETN)

Edison International (EIX)

Entergy (ETR)

Exelon (EXC)

Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Ford Motor (F)

Fortune Brands (FO)

General Dynamics (GD)

General Electric (GE)

General Mills (GIS)

General Motors (GM)

Goodrich (GR)

Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT)

Halliburton (HAL)

Hartford Financial Services (HIG)

Company

Heinz (HNZ)

Hercules (HPC)

Hershey (HSY)

Honeywell International (HON)

Ingersoll-Rand (IR)

IBM (IBM)

International Paper (IP)

Kimberly-Clark (KMB)

Kroger (KR)

Lockheed Martin (LMT)

Marathon Oil (MRO)

McGraw-Hill Cos. (MHP)

MeadWestvaco (MWV)

Merck (MRK)

Motorola (MOT)

Norfolk Southern (NSC)

Northrop Grumman (NOC)

Occidental Petroleum (OXY)

Penney (J C) (JCP)

PepsiCo (PEP)

Pfizer (PFE)

PG&E (PCG)

Phelps Dodge (PD)

Pitney Bowes (PBI)

PPG Industries (PPG)

Procter & Gamble (PG)

Progress Energy (PGN)

PSEG (PSE)

Quest Diagnostics (DGX)

Raytheon (RTN)

Rockwell Collins (COL)

Schering-Plough (SGP)

Schlumberger (SLB)

Sealed Air (SEE)

Southern Co. (SO)

TXU (TXU)

Union Pacific (UNP)

Unisys (UIS)

United Technologies (UTX)

Wrigley (Wm) (WWY)

Wyeth (WYE)

Xcel Energy (XEL)


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