By MarketWatch Automation
Shares of Microsoft and Procter & Gamble are posting strong returns Tuesday afternoon, propelling the Dow Jones Industrial Average into positive territory. The Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.10% is trading 11 points higher (0.0%), as shares of Microsoft /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -2.09% and Procter & Gamble /zigman2/quotes/202894679/composite PG +1.86% are contributing to the blue-chip gauge's intraday rally. Microsoft's shares have gained $4.52 (1.9%) while those of Procter & Gamble have gained $2.15 (1.7%), combining for an approximately 44-point boost for the Dow. Verizon Communications Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204980236/composite VZ +1.36% , Home Depot /zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite HD +0.55% , and Nike /zigman2/quotes/203439053/composite NKE -1.02% are also contributing significantly to the gain. A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the Dow results in a 6.58-point swing.