Dow's 150-point rise highlighted by gains in shares of Apple Inc., Merck

Shares of Apple Inc. and Merck yielded strong returns Monday morning, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to positive territory. Shares for Apple Inc.

AAPL, + 2.39%

and Merck

MRK, + 2.38%

contributed to the blue-chip meter intraday rally, which Dow

DJIA, + 0.59%

last traded 150 points (0.6%) higher. Apple Inc.'s shares have climbed $ 4.59 (2.1%) while Merck's shares have risen $ 1.48, or 1.8%, and combined a 41-point boost for the Dow. Other components that contribute significantly to the gain include IBM

IBM, + 2.08% ,


CSCO, + 1.49% ,

and Walgreens boots

WBA, + 1.81% .

A $ 1 move in any of the 30 components of the index equates to a 6.78 point turn.

Editor's Note: This story was automatically generated by Automated Insights using data from Dow Jones and FactSet. See Terms of Use for Market Data.

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