The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading up Wednesday morning with shares of Dow Inc. and Johnson & Johnson leading the way for the price-weighted average. Shares of Dow Inc. DOW, +2.28% and Johnson & Johnson JNJ, +1.47% are contributing to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally, as the Dow DJIA, +0.70% is trading 171 points (0.6%) higher. Dow Inc.’s shares have climbed $0.90 (1.7%) while those of Johnson & Johnson have risen $2.26 (1.6%), combining for an approximately 21-point boost for the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the gain are 3M MMM, +1.57%, UnitedHealth UNH, +1.04%, and Caterpillar CAT, +1.12%. A $1 move in any of the benchmark’s 30 components results in a 6.78-point swing.
Dow's nearly 175-point jump highlighted by gains in shares of Dow Inc., Johnson & Johnson
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