Merck, Walt Disney share gains contribute to Dow's 380-point rally

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Shares of Merck and Walt Disney are posting positive growth Friday afternoon, leading the Dow Jones Industrial Average rally. Shares of Merck MRK, +9.33% and Walt Disney DIS, +4.49% have contributed around 25% of the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally, as the Dow DJIA, +1.32% was most recently trading 380 points (1.1%) higher. Merck’s shares have climbed $7.03, or 9.4%, while those of Walt Disney have gained $7.28 (4.3%), combining for a roughly 94-point bump for the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the gain are American Express AXP, +3.29%, IBM IBM, +2.96%, and Visa V, +3.06%. A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the index equates to a 6.58-point swing.