By MarketWatch Automation
Behind strong returns for shares of Johnson & Johnson and Chevron, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading up Tuesday morning. Shares of Johnson & Johnson /zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite JNJ +0.10% and Chevron /zigman2/quotes/205871374/composite CVX -0.93% are contributing to the index's intraday rally, as the Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.75% was most recently trading 78 points (0.3%) higher. Johnson & Johnson's shares are up $2.58 (1.7%) while those of Chevron are up $1.51, or 1.7%, combining for a roughly 27-point boost for the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the gain include Dow Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite DOW -2.60% , Merck /zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite MRK +0.07% , and 3M /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM +0.64% . A $1 move in any of the index's 30 components equates to a 6.58-point swing.