Pension plans have the largest allocations to General Electric, Exxon Mobil and Chevron among the companies in the Dow Jones industrial average, not including exposure via third-party asset managers. Of that set, Chevron leads with a 2.7% return during the index's rapid climb to 26,000 from 25,000, good enough for 14th place among its index constituents.
Boeing and Merck have led the index members with 12.6% and 10.6% returns over the 13-day period since the Dow hit 25,000 on Jan. 4. The two companies have driven much of the index return, with an average return of 2.6% among index holdings. Shares of Intel were the laggard as the company deals with the discovery of a significant chip security flaw.