Dragged down by negative returns for shares of Microsoft and Apple Inc., the Dow Jones Industrial Average is slumping Thursday afternoon. The Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.84% was most recently trading 895 points, or 3.3%, lower, as shares of Microsoft /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -1.57% and Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL -0.20% have contributed to the blue-chip gauge's intraday decline. Microsoft's shares are down $9.85 (5.8%) while those of Apple Inc. are down $16.17 (5.5%), combining for a roughly 177-point drag on the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the decline are Dow Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite DOW +2.06% , Exxon Mobil /zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite XOM +1.25% , and Intel /zigman2/quotes/203649727/composite INTC -2.47% . A $1 move in any of the benchmark's 30 components results in a 6.78-point swing.