Dow up 300 points on gains in shares of 3M, Home Depot

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading up Wednesday afternoon with shares of 3M and Home Depot seeing positive growth for the price-weighted average. The Dow
DJIA,
+1.45%

was most recently trading 306 points (1.0%) higher, as shares of 3M
MMM,
+3.56%

and Home Depot
HD,
+2.42%

have contributed to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally. 3M’s shares are up $3.98 (3.4%) while those of Home Depot have climbed $5.74 (2.0%), combining for an approximately 64-point bump for the Dow. Walmart
WMT,
+2.39%
,
McDonald’s
MCD,
+1.88%
,
and Nike
NKE,
+2.46%

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

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