UnitedHealth, Amgen Inc. share gains lead Dow's 212-point climb

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Shares of UnitedHealth and Amgen Inc. are posting strong returns Thursday morning, propelling the Dow Jones Industrial Average into positive territory. The Dow DJIA, +0.67% was most recently trading 212 points higher (0.6%), as shares of UnitedHealth UNH, +3.93% and Amgen Inc. AMGN, +2.34% have contributed about one third of the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally. UnitedHealth’s shares have gained $12.17, or 3.2%, while those of Amgen Inc. have gained $5.64 (2.3%), combining for a roughly 117-point bump for the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the gain include Apple Inc. AAPL, +2.06%, Visa V, +1.78%, and Microsoft MSFT, +1.28%. A $1 move in any of the benchmark’s 30 components results in a 6.58-point swing.