By MarketWatch Automation
Powered by strong returns for shares of Salesforce.com Inc. and Microsoft, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Thursday afternoon. The Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.10% is trading 167 points (0.5%) higher, as shares of Salesforce.com Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200515854/composite CRM -1.21% and Microsoft /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -2.09% have contributed about 25% of the blue-chip gauge's intraday rally. Salesforce.com Inc.'s shares have risen $5.95, or 2.8%, while those of Microsoft have climbed $5.69 (2.4%), combining for a roughly 77-point bump for the Dow. Walt Disney /zigman2/quotes/203410047/composite DIS -0.29% , Visa /zigman2/quotes/203660239/composite V -2.65% , and American Express /zigman2/quotes/203805826/composite AXP -0.19% are also contributing significantly to the gain. A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the benchmark equates to a 6.58-point swing.