The Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Tuesday afternoon with shares of Merck and Walt Disney seeing positive momentum for the blue-chip average. Shares of Merck MRK, -0.49% and Walt Disney DIS, +0.07% are contributing to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally, as the Dow DJIA, -0.40% is trading 71 points (0.3%) higher. Merck’s shares have climbed $1.50 (1.8%) while those of Walt Disney are up $2.52 (1.7%), combining for a roughly 27-point bump for the Dow. Procter & Gamble PG, +0.25%, Travelers TRV, -0.09%, and Coca-Cola KO, -0.28% are also contributing significantly to the gain. A $1 move in any of the benchmark’s 30 components equates to a 6.78-point swing.
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