Dow jumps 179 points on gains in Walgreens Boots, Chevron shares

This article was originally published on this site

Led by positive growth for shares of Walgreens Boots and Chevron, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading up Wednesday afternoon. The Dow DJIA, +0.29% was most recently trading 179 points (0.6%) higher, as shares of Walgreens Boots WBA, +3.31% and Chevron CVX, +2.86% have contributed to the index’s intraday rally. Walgreens Boots’s shares have climbed $1.30 (3.7%) while those of Chevron are up $2.37 (3.1%), combining for a roughly 24-point boost for the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the gain include Boeing BA, +2.25%, 3M MMM, +2.15%, and Merck MRK, +1.85%. A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the Dow results in a 6.58-point swing.

Editor’s Note: This story was auto-generated by Automated Insights using data from Dow Jones and FactSet. See our market data terms of use.