By MarketWatch Automation
Shares of Apple Inc. and Microsoft are retreating Friday afternoon, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average into negative territory. The Dow (DOW:DJIA) was most recently trading 217 points (0.8%) lower, as shares of Apple Inc. (NAS:AAPL) and Microsoft (NAS:MSFT) 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 (NYS:HD) , Boeing (NYS:BA) , and Intel (NAS:INTC) . A $1 move in any of the Dow's 30 components results in a 6.58-point swing.