Dow's 175-point climb highlighted by gains for Dow Inc., American Express stocks

Powered by strong returns for shares of Dow Inc. and American Express, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up Thursday afternoon. Shares of Dow Inc.
DOW,
+4.86%

and American Express
AXP,
+2.51%

are contributing to the index’s intraday rally, as the Dow
DJIA,
+0.80%

is trading 177 points, or 0.5%, higher. Dow Inc.’s shares have gained $2.49 (4.2%) while those of American Express have gained $4.42, or 2.5%, combining for a roughly 46-point boost for the Dow. Caterpillar
CAT,
+1.88%
,
Chevron
CVX,
+1.57%
,
and Amgen Inc.
AMGN,
+2.05%

are also contributing significantly to the gain. A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the benchmark results in a 6.59-point swing.

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