By MarketWatch Automation
Shares of Dow Inc. and Apple Inc. are posting strong returns Monday morning, lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average into positive territory. The Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -2.89% was most recently trading 76 points higher (0.3%), as shares of Dow Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite DOW -5.14% and Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +0.25% have contributed around 25% of the index's intraday rally. Dow Inc.'s shares are up $1.04, or 2.5%, while those of Apple Inc. are up $8.03 (2.2%), combining for an approximately 62-point boost for the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the gain are Home Depot /zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite HD -2.57% , Caterpillar /zigman2/quotes/203434128/composite CAT -4.59% , and McDonald's /zigman2/quotes/203508018/composite MCD -2.33% . A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the index results in a 6.86-point swing.