Merck, Salesforce Inc. share losses contribute to Dow's 100-point drop

Behind losses for shares of Merck and Salesforce Inc., the Dow Jones Industrial Average is falling Thursday morning. The Dow
DJIA,
+1.03%

was most recently trading 104 points, or 0.3%, lower, as shares of Merck
MRK,
-1.41%

and Salesforce Inc.
CRM,
+0.55%

are contributing to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday decline. Merck’s shares have dropped $3.00, or 3.3%, while those of Salesforce Inc. have declined $4.02 (2.2%), combining for a roughly 46-point drag on the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the decline are Amgen Inc.
AMGN,
-0.78%
,
Travelers
TRV,
-2.03%
,
and Home Depot
HD,
+0.24%
.
A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the Dow equates to a 6.59-point swing.

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