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Aug. 12, 2020, 10:56 a.m. EDT

Dow up 289 points on gains for shares of Microsoft, Apple Inc.

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By MarketWatch Automation

Led by strong returns for shares of Microsoft and Apple Inc., the Dow Jones Industrial Average is rallying Wednesday morning. The Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.34% was most recently trading 289 points higher (1.0%), as shares of Microsoft /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +2.28% and Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +3.75% have contributed to the blue-chip gauge's intraday rally. Microsoft's shares have gained $5.70 (2.8%) while those of Apple Inc. have climbed $9.80 (2.2%), combining for a roughly 106-point boost for the Dow. UnitedHealth /zigman2/quotes/210453738/composite UNH +3.36% , Home Depot /zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite HD +1.07% , and Merck /zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite MRK -0.26% are also contributing significantly to the gain. A $1 move in any of the Dow's 30 components 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/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
27,173.96
+358.52 +1.34%
Volume: 391.73M
Sept. 25, 2020 5:06p
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/zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 207.82
+4.63 +2.28%
Volume: 29.44M
Sept. 25, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
36.08
Dividend Yield
1.08%
Market Cap
$1572.71 billion
Rev. per Employee
$902,473
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/zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 112.28
+4.06 +3.75%
Volume: 149.98M
Sept. 25, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
34.13
Dividend Yield
0.73%
Market Cap
$1946.64 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.98M
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/zigman2/quotes/210453738/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 302.50
+9.84 +3.36%
Volume: 2.46M
Sept. 25, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
17.01
Dividend Yield
1.65%
Market Cap
$287.48 billion
Rev. per Employee
$754,157
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/zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 268.55
+2.85 +1.07%
Volume: 2.46M
Sept. 25, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
24.60
Dividend Yield
2.23%
Market Cap
$289.08 billion
Rev. per Employee
$261,993
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/zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 82.93
-0.22 -0.26%
Volume: 6.61M
Sept. 25, 2020 4:02p
P/E Ratio
20.19
Dividend Yield
2.94%
Market Cap
$209.75 billion
Rev. per Employee
$615,159
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