Dow's 75-point climb led by gains for Visa, Microsoft stocks

Shares of Visa and Microsoft are trading higher Wednesday morning, lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average into positive territory. Shares of Visa V, +8.32% and Microsoft MSFT, +6.25% have contributed to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally, as the Dow DJIA, +0.53% is trading 75 points, or 0.2%, higher. Visa’s shares are up $16.42 (8.2%) while those of Microsoft have gained $14.62 (5.4%), combining for a roughly 205-point boost for the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the gain include Salesforce Inc. CRM, +2.42%, Nike NKE, +1.57%, and Caterpillar CAT, +1.57%. A $1 move in any of the benchmark’s 30 components results in a 6.59-point swing.