Shares of Apple Inc. and Merck are posting positive growth Tuesday morning, propelling the Dow Jones Industrial Average into positive territory. Shares of Apple Inc. AAPL, +1.08% and Merck MRK, +1.47% are contributing to the index’s intraday rally, as the Dow DJIA, +0.93% was most recently trading 69 points higher (0.3%). Apple Inc.’s shares are up $3.31 (1.6%) while those of Merck have climbed $1.16 (1.4%), combining for an approximately 30-point bump for the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the gain are Procter & Gamble PG, +0.25%, Dow Inc. DOW, +0.28%, and Johnson & Johnson JNJ, +0.71%. A $1 move in any of the Dow’s 30 components equates to a 6.78-point swing.
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