Dow climbs 150 points on gains for Visa, American Express stocks

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Thursday morning with shares of Visa and American Express leading the way for the blue-chip average. Shares of Visa V, +2.35% and American Express AXP, +1.92% are contributing to the index’s intraday rally, as the Dow DJIA, +0.44% was most recently trading 157 points (0.6%) higher. Visa’s shares are up $3.69 (2.1%) while those of American Express have risen $2.25 (1.9%), combining for a roughly 40-point bump for the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the gain are McDonald’s MCD, +1.28%, Travelers TRV, +1.33%, and 3M MMM, +1.78%. A $1 move in any of the benchmark’s 30 components results in a 6.78-point swing.

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