Buoyed by positive gains for shares of Microsoft and Intel, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Monday afternoon. The Dow
was most recently trading 246 points (0.8%) higher, as shares of Microsoft
are contributing to the index’s intraday rally. Microsoft‘s shares have climbed $7.99, or 3.4%, while those of Intel are up $1.33, or 2.4%, combining for a roughly 61-point boost for the Dow. Visa
and Apple Inc.
are also contributing significantly to the gain. A $1 move in any of the index’s 30 components results in a 6.58-point swing.