Home Depot, Microsoft share gains contribute to Dow's 63-point jump

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Buoyed by positive momentum for shares of Home Depot and Microsoft, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading up Wednesday morning. Shares of Home Depot
HD,
+1.70%

and Microsoft
MSFT,
+2.01%

have contributed to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally, as the Dow
DJIA,
+0.29%

was most recently trading 63 points (0.2%) higher. Home Depot’s shares have climbed $5.85 (1.8%) while those of Microsoft are up $4.16, or 1.8%, combining for an approximately 66-point boost for the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the gain include UnitedHealth
UNH,
+1.62%
,
Dow
DOW,
+1.43%
,
and Nike
NKE,
+1.47%
.
A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the Dow results in a 6.59-point swing.