Shares of Amgen and Merck are trading higher Friday afternoon, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average into positive territory. Shares of Amgen
are contributing to the index’s intraday rally, as the Dow
is trading 60 points (0.2%) higher. Amgen’s shares are up $6.10 (2.6%) while those of Merck have risen $2.38, or 2.2%, combining for an approximately 56-point boost for the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the gain include Johnson & Johnson
A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the index results in a 6.59-point swing.