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Microsoft, Apple Inc. share gains lead Dow's 218-point jump

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Shares of Microsoft and Apple Inc. are seeing strong returns Wednesday morning, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average into positive territory. The Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.04% was most recently trading 218 points (0.8%) higher, as shares of Microsoft /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +0.84% and Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +1.32% have contributed to the index's intraday rally. Microsoft's shares have risen $6.06 (3.0%) while those of Apple Inc. are up $11.84, or 2.7%, combining for a roughly 123-point boost for the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the gain are Merck /zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite MRK -0.76% , Home Depot /zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite HD +0.02% , and UnitedHealth /zigman2/quotes/210453738/composite UNH +1.19% . 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
26,804.57
-10.87 -0.04%
Volume: 78.00M
Sept. 25, 2020 10:25a
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/zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 204.89
+1.70 +0.84%
Volume: 4.60M
Sept. 25, 2020 10:25a
P/E Ratio
35.33
Dividend Yield
1.10%
Market Cap
$1537.67 billion
Rev. per Employee
$902,473
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/zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 109.65
+1.43 +1.32%
Volume: 29.97M
Sept. 25, 2020 10:25a
P/E Ratio
33.17
Dividend Yield
0.75%
Market Cap
$1876.25 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.98M
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/zigman2/quotes/209956077/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 82.52
-0.63 -0.76%
Volume: 840,995
Sept. 25, 2020 10:25a
P/E Ratio
20.14
Dividend Yield
2.95%
Market Cap
$210.31 billion
Rev. per Employee
$615,159
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/zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 265.76
+0.06 +0.02%
Volume: 401,214
Sept. 25, 2020 10:25a
P/E Ratio
24.29
Dividend Yield
2.26%
Market Cap
$286.01 billion
Rev. per Employee
$261,993
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/zigman2/quotes/210453738/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 296.13
+3.47 +1.19%
Volume: 257,142
Sept. 25, 2020 10:25a
P/E Ratio
16.62
Dividend Yield
1.69%
Market Cap
$278.13 billion
Rev. per Employee
$754,157
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