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Aug. 12, 2020, 2:49 p.m. EDT

Dow rallies 289 points on gains in Apple Inc., Microsoft shares

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Shares of Apple Inc. and Microsoft are seeing positive gains Wednesday afternoon, leading the Dow Jones Industrial Average rally. Shares of Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL -1.37% and Microsoft /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -0.17% are contributing about 50% of the index's intraday rally, as the Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.57% was most recently trading 289 points higher (1.0%). Apple Inc.'s shares have risen $15.07, or 3.4%, while those of Microsoft have climbed $5.92 (2.9%), combining for an approximately 144-point boost for the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the gain are Home Depot /zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite HD +2.70% , Merck /zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite MRK +1.47% , and UnitedHealth /zigman2/quotes/210453738/composite UNH +0.22% . A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the Dow results in a 6.86-point swing.

Editor's Note: This story was auto-generated by Automated Insights using data from Dow Jones and FactSet. See our market data terms of use.

/zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 127.14
-1.77 -1.37%
Volume: 111.60M
Jan. 15, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
38.92
Dividend Yield
0.64%
Market Cap
$2168.69 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.86M
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/zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 212.65
-0.37 -0.17%
Volume: 31.75M
Jan. 15, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
34.30
Dividend Yield
1.05%
Market Cap
$1610.54 billion
Rev. per Employee
$877,393
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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
30,814.26
-177.26 -0.57%
Volume: 440.02M
Jan. 15, 2021 5:18p
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/zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 275.59
+7.25 +2.70%
Volume: 5.13M
Jan. 15, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
23.82
Dividend Yield
2.18%
Market Cap
$288.90 billion
Rev. per Employee
$265,155
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/zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 83.38
+1.21 +1.47%
Volume: 9.74M
Jan. 15, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
18.42
Dividend Yield
3.12%
Market Cap
$207.89 billion
Rev. per Employee
$656,141
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/zigman2/quotes/210453738/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 351.30
+0.77 +0.22%
Volume: 3.78M
Jan. 15, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
20.18
Dividend Yield
1.42%
Market Cap
$332.59 billion
Rev. per Employee
$745,092
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