Powered by strong returns for shares of Apple Inc. and Visa, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up Friday morning. Shares of Apple Inc. AAPL, +2.47% and Visa V, +1.73% have contributed to the index’s intraday rally, as the Dow DJIA, +0.89% was most recently trading 138 points (0.5%) higher. Apple Inc.’s shares are up $3.57, or 1.6%, while those of Visa have gained $2.39, or 1.4%, combining for an approximately 40-point bump for the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the gain are Johnson & Johnson JNJ, +1.84%, Merck MRK, +2.24%, and UnitedHealth UNH, +1.26%. A $1 move in any of the benchmark’s 30 components equates to a 6.78-point swing.
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