The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading up Wednesday afternoon with shares of Microsoft and Intel leading the way for the price-weighted average. Shares of Microsoft MSFT, +1.89% and Intel INTC, +1.52% have contributed to the index’s intraday rally, as the Dow DJIA, +0.70% is trading 251 points higher (1.0%). Microsoft’s shares are up $2.81, or 2.1%, while those of Intel have gained $1.00 (2.0%), combining for an approximately 26-point bump for the Dow. Visa V, +1.43%, American Express AXP, +1.23%, and Caterpillar CAT, +1.25% are also contributing significantly to the gain. A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the Dow results in a 6.78-point swing.
Microsoft, Intel share gains contribute to Dow's 250-point climb
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