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Sept. 6, 2019, 10:17 a.m. EDT

Dow climbs 68 points on gains in shares of Merck, Caterpillar

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading up Friday morning with shares of Merck and Caterpillar seeing positive growth for the price-weighted average. The Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.07% was most recently trading 68 points, or 0.3%, higher, as shares of Merck /zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite MRK +2.13% and Caterpillar /zigman2/quotes/203434128/composite CAT -0.51% have contributed to the blue-chip gauge's intraday rally. Merck's shares are up $0.81, or 0.9%, while those of Caterpillar have risen $1.14, or 0.9%, combining for an approximately 13-point bump for the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the gain are Travelers /zigman2/quotes/206313935/composite TRV -0.57% , United Technologies , and Home Depot /zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite HD +1.36% . A $1 move in any of the Dow's 30 components equates to a 6.78-point swing.

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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
25,383.11
-17.53 -0.07%
Volume: 545.14M
May 29, 2020 5:14p
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/zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 80.72
+1.68 +2.13%
Volume: 12.90M
May 29, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
20.41
Dividend Yield
3.02%
Market Cap
$203.75 billion
Rev. per Employee
$615,159
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/zigman2/quotes/203434128/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 120.13
-0.61 -0.51%
Volume: 4.28M
May 29, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
12.71
Dividend Yield
3.43%
Market Cap
$65.02 billion
Rev. per Employee
$526,173
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/zigman2/quotes/206313935/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 106.98
-0.61 -0.57%
Volume: 2.97M
May 29, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
11.54
Dividend Yield
3.18%
Market Cap
$27.05 billion
Rev. per Employee
$996,151
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/zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 248.48
+3.34 +1.36%
Volume: 5.34M
May 29, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
24.70
Dividend Yield
2.41%
Market Cap
$267.25 billion
Rev. per Employee
$261,993
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