Dow's nearly 100-point jump highlighted by gains in shares of Salesforce.com Inc., Microsoft

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Shares of Salesforce.com Inc. and Microsoft are trading higher Thursday morning, propelling the Dow Jones Industrial Average into positive territory. Shares of Salesforce.com Inc. and Microsoft have contributed to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday rally, as the Dow was most recently trading 92 points, or 0.3%, higher. Salesforce.com Inc.’s shares have risen $4.50, or 2.0%, while those of Microsoft have gained $2.95 (1.2%), combining for an approximately 49-point boost for the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the gain include Apple Inc. Home Depot and Amgen Inc. A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the Dow equates to a 6.58-point swing.

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