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The DJIA (Dow Jones Industrial Average) is an index of 30 companies that are picked to represent the broad economy. As this Fox Business article notes, Apple is replacing AT&T in the index. Given that Apple is the largest company by market cap, why is Apple just now entering the index? The answer is that the Dow is price-weighted, so Apple's recent 4:1 split brought the price low enough, such that it would not unduly influence the overall index movement.