Microsoft, Home Depot share gains contribute to Dow's nearly 150-point climb

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up Wednesday afternoon with shares of Microsoft and Home Depot leading the way for the blue-chip average. Shares of Microsoft
MSFT,
+2.18%

and Home Depot
HD,
+1.82%

are contributing to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally, as the Dow
DJIA,
+0.42%

is trading 148 points (0.4%) higher. Microsoft’s shares are up $5.30 (2.3%) while those of Home Depot have gained $5.84 (1.8%), combining for an approximately 73-point bump for the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the gain include Goldman Sachs
GS,
+1.82%
,
Apple
AAPL,
+1.56%
,
and Dow
DOW,
+1.33%
.
A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the Dow results in a 6.59-point swing.