By MarketWatch Automation
Shares of Apple Inc. and Microsoft are retreating Friday afternoon, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average into negative territory. The Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.26% was most recently trading 217 points (0.8%) lower, as shares of Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +0.41% and Microsoft /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +0.64% have contributed to the blue-chip gauge's intraday decline. Apple Inc.'s shares are off $3.41, or 3.1%, while those of Microsoft have dropped $4.97 (2.5%), combining for an approximately 55-point drag on the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the decline include Home Depot /zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite HD +0.47% , Boeing /zigman2/quotes/208579720/composite BA -0.98% , and Intel /zigman2/quotes/203649727/composite INTC -0.49% . A $1 move in any of the Dow's 30 components results in a 6.58-point swing.