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Jan. 24, 2020, 2:15 p.m. EST

Dow falls 261 points on losses in Dow Inc., Merck stocks

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Dragged down by losses for shares of Dow Inc. and Merck, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is falling Friday afternoon. Shares of Dow Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite DOW +2.52% and Merck /zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite MRK +0.60% are contributing to the blue-chip gauge's intraday decline, as the Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.44% was most recently trading 261 points, or 0.9%, lower. Dow Inc.'s shares have declined $2.10 (4.2%) while those of Merck are down $2.41, or 2.7%, combining for a roughly 31-point drag on the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the decline are JPMorgan Chase /zigman2/quotes/205971034/composite JPM 0.00% , Walgreens Boots /zigman2/quotes/203410933/composite WBA -0.38% , and UnitedHealth /zigman2/quotes/210453738/composite UNH -1.04% . A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the benchmark results in a 6.78-point swing.

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/zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 48.76
+1.20 +2.52%
Volume: 4.15M
Feb. 20, 2020 6:30p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
5.74%
Market Cap
$36.16 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 82.49
+0.49 +0.60%
Volume: 10.44M
Feb. 20, 2020 6:30p
P/E Ratio
21.65
Dividend Yield
2.96%
Market Cap
$210.02 billion
Rev. per Employee
$615,159
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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
29,219.98
-128.05 -0.44%
Volume: 289.07M
Feb. 20, 2020 5:10p
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/zigman2/quotes/205971034/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 137.49
0.00 0.00%
Volume: 7.42M
Feb. 20, 2020 6:30p
P/E Ratio
12.83
Dividend Yield
2.62%
Market Cap
$431.24 billion
Rev. per Employee
$497,647
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/zigman2/quotes/203410933/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 51.87
-0.20 -0.38%
Volume: 3.37M
Feb. 20, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
12.77
Dividend Yield
3.53%
Market Cap
$45.95 billion
Rev. per Employee
$380,198
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/zigman2/quotes/210453738/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 302.13
-3.18 -1.04%
Volume: 2.89M
Feb. 20, 2020 6:30p
P/E Ratio
21.09
Dividend Yield
1.43%
Market Cap
$286.59 billion
Rev. per Employee
$754,157
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