Dow's nearly 250-point climb led by gains in shares of Dow Inc., Visa

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Shares of Dow Inc. and Visa are trading higher Thursday morning, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average into positive territory. Shares of Dow Inc. DOW, +5.42% and Visa V, +1.31% are contributing to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally, as the Dow DJIA, +0.62% was most recently trading 248 points (0.7%) higher. Dow Inc.’s shares have risen $2.75, or 4.1%, while those of Visa are up $5.01, or 2.3%, combining for a roughly 51-point bump for the Dow. Boeing BA, +1.38%, Microsoft MSFT, +1.54%, and Apple Inc. AAPL, +1.96% are also contributing significantly to the gain. A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the benchmark results in a 6.59-point swing.