By MarketWatch Automation
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading up Tuesday afternoon with shares of 3M and Johnson & Johnson delivering strong returns for the price-weighted average. Shares of 3M /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM +0.64% and Johnson & Johnson /zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite JNJ +0.10% have contributed around 25% of the blue-chip gauge's intraday rally, as the Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.75% was most recently trading 24 points, or 0.1%, higher. 3M's shares have risen $5.41 (3.2%) while those of Johnson & Johnson are up $5.26, or 3.2%, combining for a roughly 72-point bump for the Dow. Microsoft /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -2.37% , Walgreens Boots /zigman2/quotes/203410933/composite WBA -1.83% , and Walmart /zigman2/quotes/207374728/composite WMT -0.95% are also contributing significantly to the gain. A $1 move in any of the benchmark's 30 components equates to a 6.78-point swing.