Behind strong returns for shares of Dow Inc. and Caterpillar, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is rallying Friday afternoon. The Dow DJIA, +1.21% was most recently trading 439 points higher (1.7%), as shares of Dow Inc. DOW, +4.92% and Caterpillar CAT, +4.65% have contributed about a quarter of the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally. Dow Inc.’s shares are up $2.56, or 5.8%, while those of Caterpillar have risen $6.29, or 5.1%, combining for a roughly 60-point bump for the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the gain include 3M MMM, +3.80%, Goldman Sachs GS, +2.41%, and JPMorgan Chase JPM, +1.69%. A $1 move in any of the benchmark’s 30 components results in a 6.78-point swing.
Dow's 439-point rally highlighted by gains for Dow Inc., Caterpillar shares
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