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FACTBOX-Dow components performance in 2008

 NEW YORK, Dec 31 (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial
Average .DJI lost 33.8 percent and had its third worst year
ever in 2008, surpassed only by 1931 and 1907.
 During 2008, the index shed three components: insurer AIG
in September and tobacco company Altria Group Inc and
manufacturer Honeywell in February. The three were replaced by
Kraft Foods Inc, oil company Chevron Corp and Bank of America
 The top three losers were automaker General Motors Corp,
banking powerhouse Citigroup Inc and aluminum maker Alcoa Inc.
The only two stock prices that had a positive year were
fast-food chain McDonalds Corp and discount retailer Wal-Mart
Stores Inc.
 Below is the percentage performance for the 30 current
components of the index for 2008, in ascending order.
  Company                                      Pct change
  General Motors Corp                GM.N         -87.1
  Citigroup Inc                       C.N         -77.2
  Alcoa Inc                          AA.N         -69.2
  Bank of America Corp              BAC.N         -65.9
  American Express Co               AXP.N         -64.3
  General Electric Co                GE.N         -56.3
  The Boeing Co                      BA.N         -51.2
  Merck & Co Inc                    MRK.N         -47.7
  Microsoft Corp                   MSFT.O         -45.4
  Intel Corp                       INTC.O         -45.0
  Du Pont                            DD.N         -42.6
  Caterpillar Inc                   CAT.N         -38.4
  3M Company                        MMM.N         -31.8
  AT&T Inc                            T.N         -31.4
  United Technologies Corp          UTX.N         -30.0
  The Walt Disney Co                DIS.N         -29.7
  Hewlett-Packard Co                HPQ.N         -28.1
  JPMorgan Chase and Co             JPM.N         -27.8
  The Coca-Cola Co                   KO.N         -26.2
  International Business Machines   IBM.N         -22.2
  Pfizer Inc                        PFE.N         -22.1
  Verizon Communications             VZ.N         -22.1
  Chevron Corp                      CVX.N         -20.7
  Kraft Foods Inc                   KFT.N         -17.7
  Procter & Gamble Co                PG.N         -15.8
  Exxon Mobil Corp                  XOM.N         -14.8
  Home Depot Inc                     HD.N         -14.6
  Johnson and Johnson               JNJ.N         -10.3
  McDonald's Corp                   MCD.N         + 5.6
  Wal-Mart Stores Inc               WMT.N         +18.0
Source: Reuters data
 (Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)