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Merck, Johnson & Johnson share gains lead Dow's nearly 50-point climb

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading up Thursday afternoon with shares of Merck and Johnson & Johnson leading the way for the blue-chip average. Shares of Merck /zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite MRK -1.11% and Johnson & Johnson /zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite JNJ -0.26% have contributed to the index's intraday rally, as the Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.16% was most recently trading 47 points higher (0.2%). Merck's shares have risen $3.55 (4.2%) while those of Johnson & Johnson are up $3.80 (2.3%), combining for a roughly 48-point bump for the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the gain include Amgen Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209157011/composite AMGN -1.35% , Verizon Communications Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204980236/composite VZ +1.20% , and Salesforce Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200515854/composite CRM +1.78% . A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the Dow equates to a 6.59-point swing.

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

/zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 109.62
-1.24 -1.11%
Volume: 4.44M
Dec. 9, 2022 1:33p
P/E Ratio
18.22
Dividend Yield
2.67%
Market Cap
$281.05 billion
Rev. per Employee
$881,235
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/zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 176.74
-0.46 -0.26%
Volume: 1.68M
Dec. 9, 2022 1:32p
P/E Ratio
24.59
Dividend Yield
2.56%
Market Cap
$463.29 billion
Rev. per Employee
$678,214
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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
33,725.83
-55.65 -0.16%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 9, 2022 1:33p
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/zigman2/quotes/209157011/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 281.71
-3.86 -1.35%
Volume: 770,764
Dec. 9, 2022 1:32p
P/E Ratio
22.54
Dividend Yield
2.76%
Market Cap
$152.37 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.08M
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/zigman2/quotes/204980236/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 37.55
+0.45 +1.20%
Volume: 10.53M
Dec. 9, 2022 1:33p
P/E Ratio
8.16
Dividend Yield
6.96%
Market Cap
$155.81 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.15M
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/zigman2/quotes/200515854/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 132.44
+2.31 +1.78%
Volume: 5.61M
Dec. 9, 2022 1:32p
P/E Ratio
477.08
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$130.13 billion
Rev. per Employee
$411,933
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