The Dow Jones Industrial Average, led by strong returns for Cisco and Home Depot stocks, rises on Thursday afternoon. The Dow
DJIA, + 0.92%
trades 240 points (0.8%) higher than Cisco stocks
CSCO, + 2.17%
and Home Depot
HD, + 1.88%
contribute to the intraday rally of the blue chip display. Cisco stocks were up $ 0.92, or 1.9%, while Home Depot's stocks were up $ 3.84, or 1.7%. This corresponds to an increase in the Dow of around 32 points. Other components that contribute significantly to the profit are Goldman Sachs
GS, + 1.84%.
MSFT, + 1.83%.
CAT, + 1.55%,
Moving $ 1 in one of the 30 components of the index results in a swing of 6.78 points.