Dow up 50 points on gains in Dow Inc., UnitedHealth stocks

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up Friday morning with shares of Dow Inc. and UnitedHealth delivering the strongest returns for the blue-chip average. The Dow
DJIA,
-0.41%

is trading 53 points (0.2%) higher, as shares of Dow Inc.
DOW,
+0.46%

and UnitedHealth
UNH,
+0.92%

have contributed to the index’s intraday rally. Dow Inc.’s shares are up $0.55, or 1.3%, while those of UnitedHealth are up $5.51 (1.1%), combining for an approximately 40-point boost for the Dow. Home Depot
HD,
+0.32%
,
Visa
V,
+0.49%
,
and Goldman Sachs
GS,
-0.00%

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

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