As Citi trades below $1, speculation again heats up that Citi, Bank of America and GM will almost certainly be removed from the Dow Industrials. Lists are being circulated for likely candidates.
Most often mentioned among financials: Mastercard or Visa, as well as some of the trust banks like Northern Trust or Bank of New York. Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are also possible choices, but some seem to feel that they may politically unpalatable.
Fewer names around among non-financials. Laszlo Biryini has mentioned Schlumberger, Monsanto, General Mills, and Best Buy.
Me? I say bring back Honeywell!