Sep 27, 2022 (StockMarket.com via COMTEX) -- Dow 30 stocks are the stocks of the 30 companies that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, one of the most widely-watched stock market indexes in the world. For starters, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is a stock market index that measures the stock performance of 30 large publicly owned companies in the United States. These include some of the most recognizable companies today like Apple, Inc. ( NASDAQ: AAPL ), The Home Depot Inc. ( NYSE: HD ), and The Boeing Company ( NYSE: BA ).
Many investors consider Dow 30 stocks to be a good investment because they are typically large, established companies with a history of strong financial performance. However, Dow 30 stocks can also be more volatile than other types of stocks, and they may not perform as well as other investments in periods of economic uncertainty. As with any investment, it is important to do your own research before investing in Dow 30 stocks. All in all, check out these four top Dow 30 stocks to watch in the stock market today .
Dow 30 Stocks To Invest In [Or Avoid] Right Now
Intel Corporation ( NASDAQ: INTC )
McDonald's Corporation ( NYSE: MCD )
Visa Inc. ( NYSE: V )
Salesforce Inc. ( NYSE: CRM )
1. Intel Corporation (INTC Stock)
Leading off today, Intel Corporation (INTC) is an American multinational technology company. In brief, Intel is one of the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers, based on revenue. Also, it is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, which is the processors found in most personal computers. Additionally, the company also manufactures and sells computer, networking, data storage, and communication technology products.
Earlier this month, Intel announced its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.365 per share, on INTC common stock. In detail, the dividend will be payable on December 1, 2022, to INTC stockholders of record on November 7, 2022. As a result, INTC currently has an annual dividend yield of 5.41%.
Separate from that, Also in September Intel announced that in its collaboration with Broadcom Inc. ( NASDAQ: AVGO ) they have showcased the world's first cross-vendor Wi-Fi 7 demonstration. Specifically, the cross-vendor Wi-Fi 7 displayed over-the-air speeds of more than 5 gigabits per second.
Carlos Cordeiro, Intel Fellow, and Wireless CTO, Client Computing Group, Intel had this to say, "We are proud to highlight how next-generation Wi-Fi 7 can make new mobile PC experiences possible. Industry collaboration is essential to ensure we deliver on the promises of this new wireless technology. We would like to thank our colleagues at Broadcom for their great technical cooperation, which helped enable this unprecedented, first-of-its-kind demonstration of ultra-high speed and ultra-low latency Wi-Fi 7."
Year-to-date shares of INTC stock are down over 49%. As of Tuesday morning's trading session, INTC stock is trading at $26.96, off 52.09% from its 52-week high of $56.28 per share. Given the excitement around its recent news release, will you be keeping Intel Corporation stock on your Dow 30 stocks watchlist?
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2. McDonald's Corporation (MCD Stock)
Moving along, we have McDonald's Corporation (MCD). In short, McDonald's Corporation is an American-based multinational fast food chain. For a sense of scale, the global food service retailer has approximately 40,000 locations across 100+ countries worldwide. Today, MCD shareholders enjoy an annual dividend yield of 2.17%.
Back in July, McDonald's Corporation announced stronger-than-expected second-quarter 2022 financial results. Diving right in, the company posted 2nd quarter 2022 earnings of $2.55 per share, with revenue of $5.7 billion for Q2 2022. This is compared with Wall Street's consensus estimates for the quarter, which was earnings of $2.45 per share, on revenue of $5.9 billion. In addition, McDonald's announced its global comparable sales advanced approximately 10%, showing growth across all business segments for the second quarter.
Chris Kempczinski, McDonald's President and Chief Executive Officer said this about Q2's performance, "Our second quarter performance reflects outstanding execution against our Accelerating the Arches strategy. By focusing on our customers and crew, enabled by a rapidly growing digital capability, we delivered global comparable sales growth of nearly 10%. Nonetheless, the operating environment across the competitive landscape remains challenging."