Salesforce.com Inc., American Express share gains contribute to Dow's 418-point rally

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DOW UPDATE

Behind positive gains for shares of Salesforce.com Inc. and American Express, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is rallying Thursday morning. The Dow was most recently trading 418 points (1.2%) higher, as shares of Salesforce.com Inc. and American Express have contributed about 25% of the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally. Salesforce.com Inc.’s shares have gained $10.86, or 4.2%, while those of American Express are up $3.56 (2.1%), combining for an approximately 95-point boost for the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the gain are Merck JPMorgan Chase and Caterpillar A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the index results in a 6.58-point swing.

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