Dow up 235 points on gains for shares of Microsoft, Home Depot

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading up Wednesday afternoon with shares of Microsoft and Home Depot leading the way for the price-weighted average. Shares of Microsoft
MSFT,
+3.02%

and Home Depot
HD,
+2.61%

are contributing around 25% of the index’s intraday rally, as the Dow
DJIA,
+0.80%

was most recently trading 235 points (0.7%) higher. Microsoft’s shares have gained $5.79 (2.5%) while those of Home Depot are up $7.25, or 2.3%, combining for a roughly 86-point boost for the Dow. Goldman Sachs
GS,
+1.99%
,
Dow
DOW,
+1.97%
,
and Nike
NKE,
+1.67%

are also contributing significantly to the gain. A $1 move in any of the Dow’s 30 components results in a 6.59-point swing.