By MarketWatch Automation
Dragged down by negative returns for shares of Caterpillar and Verizon Communications Inc., the Dow Jones Industrial Average is falling Wednesday afternoon. Shares of Caterpillar /zigman2/quotes/203434128/composite CAT -0.46% and Verizon Communications Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204980236/composite VZ +0.57% have contributed to the blue-chip gauge's intraday decline, as the Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.19% was most recently trading 59 points (0.2%) lower. Caterpillar's shares have fallen $3.17, or 1.8%, while those of Verizon Communications Inc. are down $0.69, or 1.7%, combining for a roughly 25-point drag on the Dow. American Express /zigman2/quotes/203805826/composite AXP +1.14% , Walt Disney /zigman2/quotes/203410047/composite DIS +0.03% , and JPMorgan Chase /zigman2/quotes/205971034/composite JPM +0.30% are also contributing significantly to the decline. A $1 move in any of the Dow's 30 components equates to a 6.59-point swing.