Dow jumps 300 points on gains in shares of UnitedHealth, Amgen Inc.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Thursday afternoon with shares of UnitedHealth and Amgen Inc. delivering the strongest returns for the blue-chip average. The Dow DJIA, +0.83% was most recently trading 301 points higher (0.9%), as shares of UnitedHealth UNH, +3.22% and Amgen Inc. AMGN, +2.34% have contributed to the index’s intraday rally. UnitedHealth’s shares have gained $16.08 (4.3%) while those of Amgen Inc. are up $5.87, or 2.4%, combining for a roughly 144-point bump for the Dow. Other components contributing significantly to the gain include Visa V, +1.98%, Apple Inc. AAPL, +1.89%, and Procter & Gamble PG, +1.50%. A $1 move in any one of the 30 components of the Dow results in a 6.58-point swing.