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The Original Stocks in the S&P 500 Index

By JLP | November 17, 2008

UPDATE: I forgot to mention that I found this list in the Appendix of Jeremy Siegel’s The Future for Investors*. The companies are ranked in order of their return over the years, according to Siegel’s findings.

Here is the list of the original stocks in the S&P 500 Index, which began it’s existence as a 500-stock index on March 4, 1957.

Some interesting findings:

12 – Sugar Companies
4 – Cigar Companies (at least there are 4 companies with the word “Cigar” in their name)
Some companies like Cream of Wheat that are now just brands of a larger company.

The Original S&P 500 Index:

  1. Philip Morris
  2. Thatcher Glass
  3. National Can
  4. Dr Pepper
  5. Lane Bryant
  6. Warner-Lambert
  7. General Foods
  8. Abbot Labs
  9. Celanese
  10. Bristol-Myers
  11. Columbia Pictures
  12. Sweets Co.
  13. American Chicle
  14. Pfizer
  15. Coca-Cola
  16. California Packing Corp
  17. Merck
  18. Lorillard
  19. National Dairy Products
  20. Standard Brands
  21. Richardson Merrell
  22. Houdaille Industries
  23. Reeves Brothers
  24. R.H. Macy
  25. Stokely-Van Camp
  26. PepsiCo
  27. McCall
  28. Colgate-Palmolive
  29. R.J. Reynolds Industries
  30. Crane Co.
  31. Consolidated Cigar
  32. Penick & Ford
  33. Bestfoods
  34. Paramount Pictures
  35. General Cigars
  36. Virginia Carolina Chemical
  37. Congoleum-Nairn
  38. Truax-Traer Coal
  39. American Agricultural Chemical
  40. Amalgamated Sugar
  41. Heinz
  42. Corn Products
  43. Wrigley
  44. American Tobacco
  45. Electric Auto-Lite
  46. Bohn Aluminum & Brass
  47. Flintkote
  48. Quaker Oats
  49. Gulf Mobile & Ohio RR
  50. Kroger
  51. Schering
  52. Container Corp. of America
  53. Procter & Gamble
  54. Swift
  55. Hershey Foods
  56. Norwich Pharmacal
  57. American Broadcasting Co.
  58. Storer Broadcasting
  59. Royal Crown Cola
  60. Spiegel
  61. Wesson Oil
  62. Howmet
  63. American Home Products
  64. Chicago Pneumatic Tool
  65. Safeway Stores
  66. C.I.T. Financial
  67. Merganthaler Linotype
  68. Elliot co.
  69. Sunshine Biscuits
  70. Columbia Broadcasting
  71. Royal Dutch Petroleum
  72. Mohasco Industries
  73. Texas Gulf Sulphur
  74. Amstar
  75. General Mills
  76. Beechnut Life Saver
  77. McGraw-Hill
  78. Consolidation Coal
  79. Dixie Cup
  80. Melville Shoe
  81. Magnavox
  82. Kayser Roth
  83. Worthington
  84. National Buscuit
  85. Marathon
  86. Amsted Industries
  87. Shell Oil
  88. Masonite
  89. Canada Dry
  90. Socony Vacuum Oil
  91. Beatrice Foods
  92. Motorola
  93. American Can
  94. Daystrom Inc.
  95. Hall Printing
  96. North American Aviation
  97. Cannon Mills
  98. RCA
  99. Parke Davis
  100. Miami Cooper
  101. Equitable Gas
  102. Cream of Wheat
  103. Standard Oil of Indiana
  104. Bayuk Cigars
  105. Associated Dry Goods
  106. Borg Warner
  107. ACF industries
  108. Deere
  109. United Electric Coal
  110. Household Finance
  111. Rockwell Standard
  112. Pitney Bowes
  113. Kimberly-Clark
  114. Otis Elevator
  115. Twentieth-Century-Fox
  116. Tidewater Oil
  117. ArcherDaniels-Midland
  118. Spencer Kellogg
  119. American Standard
  120. Standard Oil of New Jersey
  121. Beneficial
  122. Columbian Carbon
  123. Eaton
  124. Consolidated Natural Gas
  125. American Brake Shoe
  126. Bliss EW
  127. Cutler-Hammer
  128. Montgomery Ward
  129. Southern Pacific
  130. Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing
  131. Marshall Field
  132. National Gypsum
  133. Continental Oil
  134. Boeing
  135. Admiral
  136. Martin-Marietta
  137. Yale & Towne
  138. General Electric
  139. Associates Investments
  140. Crucible Steel
  141. Gulf Oil
  142. Denver Rio Grande
  143. American Crystal Sugar
  144. Atlantic Richfield
  145. Continental Can
  146. St. Louis-San Francisco
  147. Illinois Central RR
  148. Gimbel Brothers
  149. Westinhouse Air Brake
  150. American Stores
  151. Pullman
  152. Square D
  153. Beckman Instruments
  154. International Business machines
  155. South Puerto Rico Sugar
  156. United Aircraft
  157. Firth Carpet
  158. Monsanto Chemical
  159. Scovill Manufacturing
  160. Raytheon
  161. Armour Co.
  162. Condé Naste
  163. Mack Truck
  164. Consolidated Edison
  165. Schenley Industries
  166. Laclede Gas
  167. International Telephone & Telegraph
  168. Texas Gulf Producing
  169. Foremost Dairies
  170. Ford Motor
  171. Studebaker Packard
  172. Moore McCormack Resources
  173. Standard Oil of California
  174. American Cyanamid
  175. Brooklyn Union Gas
  176. Campbell Soup
  177. Ruberoid
  178. American Enka
  179. Bath Iron Works
  180. Clevite Corp.
  181. Peoples Gas Light Coke
  182. Diamond T Motor Car
  183. Cooper Industries
  184. Crown Cork & Seal
  185. Florida Power
  186. Bendix
  187. Atchison, Topeka, Santa Fe
  188. Sears Roebuck
  189. Cities Service
  190. Oklahoma Natural Gas
  191. Mercantile Stores
  192. Southern Railway
  193. Gardner-Denver
  194. Emerson Radio & Phonograph
  195. Federal Paper Board
  196. Missouri Pacific
  197. May Department Stores
  198. Intertype
  199. Peninsular Telephone
  200. Jacob Ruppert
  201. Texas Pacific Coal & Oil
  202. Continental Baking
  203. Washington Gas Light
  204. Harris Seybold
  205. Southern
  206. New England Electric System
  207. Pittsburgh Plate Glass
  208. Liggett Group
  209. Combustion Engineering
  210. Texas Co.
  211. Baltimore Gas & Electric
  212. Alco Products
  213. Public Service Electric and Gas
  214. Dayton Power & Light
  215. Olin
  216. Philco
  217. Seaboard Oil
  218. Cincinnati Gas & Electric
  219. Phillips Petroleum
  220. Celotex
  221. Union Pacific Railroad
  222. Philadelphia Electric
  223. Cuneo Press
  224. Servel
  225. Smith-Douglass
  226. Virgina Electric
  227. General Telephone & Electric
  228. Sylvania Electric Products
  229. Union Oil of California
  230. Dow Chemical
  231. Freeport Sulphur
  232. General Dynamics
  233. Great Northern
  234. New York, Chicago & St. Louis
  235. Caterpillar Tractor Inc.
  236. Grand Union
  237. United Biscuit of America
  238. American Telephone & Telegraph
  239. Wayne Pump
  240. McGraw Edison
  241. Sinclair Oil
  242. Mississipp River
  243. Brown Group
  244. Northern Pacific
  245. St. Joseph Lead
  246. American Natural Gas
  247. Middle South Utilities
  248. New York State Electric & Gas
  249. Dome Mines
  250. Magma Copper
  251. Southern California Edison
  252. Union Bag Camp Paper
  253. Jewel Tea
  254. Waukesha Motors
  255. Pacific Telephone & Telegraph
  256. Union Carbide & Carbon
  257. Beaunit
  258. Lerner Stores
  259. Deleware Power & Light
  260. Fajardo Sugar
  261. Northern States Power Minn.
  262. General Signal
  263. Sterling Drug
  264. Lockheed Aircraft
  265. Commonwealth Edison
  266. Panhandle Eastern
  267. Reliance Manufacturing
  268. Ingersoll-Rand
  269. Kennecott Copper
  270. International Minerals & Chemicals
  271. Winn-Dixie Stores
  272. Air Reduction
  273. Endicott Johnson
  274. Borden
  275. Scott Paper
  276. Louisville & Nashville
  277. Centeral & South West
  278. Dana
  279. United States Lines
  280. Industrial Rayon
  281. Bond Stores
  282. Detriot Edison
  283. CNW (Chicago & North Western)
  284. Clark Equipment
  285. Central Aguirre Sugar
  286. Mead
  287. Pacific Gas & Electric
  288. United Gas
  289. Cerro De Pasco
  290. Coumbia Gas System
  291. McCrory Stores
  292. Atlantic Coast Line
  293. Becor Western
  294. United States Gypsum
  295. Chesapeake & Ohio Railway
  296. St. Regis
  297. Westinghouse Electric
  298. Seaboard Finance
  299. National Sugar Refining
  300. Halliburton
  301. United States Rubber
  302. Anaconda Copper Mining
  303. Acme Cleveland
  304. Curtis Publishing
  305. Thompson Products
  306. Libbey-Ownens-Ford
  307. General Cable
  308. Westvaco Corp.
  309. Cleveland Elec. Illuminating
  310. General Public Utilities
  311. American Gas & Electric
  312. Divco Wayne
  313. Pacific Enterprises
  314. Curtiss-Wright
  315. Lowenstein & Sons
  316. McIntyre Porcupine
  317. Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul Pacfic
  318. National Cash Register
  319. Duquesne Light
  320. West Penn Electric
  321. Link Belt
  322. DWG Cigars
  323. Cuban American Sugar
  324. W. R. Grace
  325. American Zinc Lead & Smelting
  326. Dresser Industries
  327. American Machine & Foundry
  328. J.C. Penney
  329. E.I. DuPont de Nemours
  330. General Motors
  331. National Dist. & Chem
  332. Owens Illinios Glass
  333. Ward Baking
  334. H.L. Green
  335. Bridgeport Brass
  336. F.W. Woolworth
  337. Corning Glassworks
  338. El Paso Natural Gas
  339. Marquette Cement Manufacturing
  340. Sutherland Paper
  341. Aluminum Company of America
  342. Phelps Dodge
  343. Bullard Co.
  344. Blaw Knox
  345. Universal Pictures
  346. Eastman Kodak
  347. Texas Utilities
  348. American Bakeries
  349. Chrysler
  350. Libby, McNeill & Libby
  351. Commercial Solvents
  352. General Portland Cement
  353. National Lead
  354. International Paper
  355. Jefferson Lake Sulphur
  356. Douglas Aircraft
  357. Allied Chemical & Dye
  358. Lilly Tulip
  359. Indianapolis Power & Light
  360. Climax Molybdenum
  361. Anaconda Wire & Cable
  362. Firestone Tire & Rubber
  363. Baltimore & Ohio
  364. Island Creek Coal
  365. Newport News Shipbuilding
  366. American Metal Climax
  367. Chicago R.I. & Pacific
  368. Niagara Mohawk Power
  369. Oliver
  370. Dayton Rubber
  371. General Finance
  372. National Tea
  373. Aluminum
  374. Homestake Mining
  375. Champion Power
  376. Hercules Motors
  377. Reed Roller Bit
  378. Walker Hiram Goooderham & Worts
  379. Southern Natural Gas
  380. American Chain & Cable
  381. First National Stores
  382. Lehigh Portland Cement
  383. Revere Copper & Brass
  384. J.J. Newberry
  385. Erie Railroad
  386. General Host
  387. Reynolds Metal
  388. Hercules Powder
  389. Cudahy Packing
  390. Chain Belt Co.
  391. Royal McBee
  392. Fruehauf Trailer Corp.
  393. Falstaff Brewing
  394. Amerada Petroleum
  395. Burroughs
  396. Crown Zellerbach
  397. American Motors
  398. Goodrich
  399. Briggs Manufacturing
  400. American Airlines
  401. Alpha Portland Industries
  402. Illinois Power
  403. American Smetling & Refining
  404. Babcock & Wilcox
  405. Case (Ji)
  406. Enserch
  407. International Nickel Co. CDA
  408. U S Steel
  409. Copper Range
  410. Goodyear Tire & Rubber
  411. Republic Aviation
  412. Bigelow-Sanford
  413. Sperry Rand
  414. Distillers Corp Seagram
  415. Motor Wheel
  416. Cincinnati Milling Machine
  417. Consumers Power
  418. Great Western Sugar
  419. Commercial Credit
  420. Foster Wheeler
  421. Diana Stores
  422. Vanadium
  423. Walworth Co.
  424. Dan River
  425. Pfeiffer Brewing
  426. Inland Street
  427. Munsingwear
  428. Genesco
  429. Pen-Dixie Industries
  430. Kaiser Aluminum
  431. Missouri-Kansas-Texas
  432. United Airlines
  433. Allied Supermarkets
  434. Armstrong Cork
  435. Inspiration Consolidated Copper
  436. Interantional Harvester
  437. Lone Star Industries
  438. S.H. Kress
  439. Kresge
  440. National Supply
  441. Armco Steel
  442. Allied Stores
  443. Owens Corning
  444. Federated Department Stores
  445. American Viscose
  446. Penn Central
  447. Manville
  448. Cone Mills
  449. New York Central
  450. Holland Furnace
  451. Nothern Natural Gas
  452. Food Fair Stores
  453. Van Raalte
  454. Stevens (JP)
  455. Aldens Inc.
  456. Cluett Peabody
  457. Trans World Airlines
  458. Jones & Laughlin Steel
  459. American Export Lines
  460. Lees & Sons
  461. Youngstown Sheet & Tube
  462. Warner Brothers
  463. Wilson Co.
  464. Burlington Industries
  465. Allis Chalmers
  466. Reading Co.
  467. Publicker Industries
  468. Family Finance
  469. Wheeling Steel Corp.
  470. Republic Pictures
  471. Bethlehem Steel
  472. Addressograph Multigraph
  473. American Shipbuilding
  474. Colorado Fuel & Iron
  475. Cornell-Dubilier
  476. Eagle Picher
  477. Eastern Airlines
  478. Goebel Brewing
  479. W.T. Grant
  480. Guantanamo Sugar
  481. Holly Sugar
  482. International Shoe
  483. Jaeger Machine
  484. Joy Manufacturing
  485. Manati Sugar
  486. Manhattan Shirt
  487. Monarch Machine Tool
  488. Minneapolis Moline
  489. G.C. Murphy
  490. National Steel
  491. New York, New Haven & Hartford
  492. Pan American World Airways
  493. Republic Steel
  494. Sunbeam
  495. Artloom Carpet
  496. U.S. Hoffman Machinery
  497. United States Smelting and Refining
  498. Vertientes-Camaguey Sugar
  499. White Motors
  500. Zenith Radio

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Topics: Investing, Miscellaneous | 2 Comments »


2 Responses to “The Original Stocks in the S&P 500 Index”

  1. philip Says:
    November 18th, 2008 at 11:47 am

    There are several ways this could be interesting, first show the current 500 companies, and possibly find the ones that have stayed. Those might be the strong companies that are ones for long term investment outside of funds.

    Is there any meaning to the order that it is currently in?

    Like you pointed out, some of these are suprising that they were ever a sole company and not part of a bigger one.

  2. BizBlogged1 Says:
    November 20th, 2008 at 3:23 am

    The S&P 500 stock market index, maintained by Standard & Poor’s, comprises 500 large-cap American companies covering about 75% of the American equity market by capitalization.

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