By MarketWatch Automation
Behind negative returns for shares of 3M and Goldman Sachs, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is falling Friday afternoon. Shares of 3M /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM +1.78% and Goldman Sachs /zigman2/quotes/209237603/composite GS -0.58% are contributing to the blue-chip gauge's intraday decline, as the Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.85% was most recently trading 69 points, or 0.2%, lower. 3M's shares have declined $3.53, or 2.1%, while those of Goldman Sachs have fallen $4.67, or 1.6%, combining for an approximately 54-point drag on the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the decline include Verizon Communications Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204980236/composite VZ +2.19% , Merck /zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite MRK +1.33% , and Honeywell International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205583690/composite HON +1.79% . A $1 move in any of the index's 30 components equates to a 6.58-point swing.