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%
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.