Dow's 200-point climb led by gains for shares of Apple Inc., American Express

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Behind positive gains for shares of Apple Inc. and American Express, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Monday morning. The Dow DJIA, +0.97% was most recently trading 205 points, or 0.6%, higher, as shares of Apple Inc. AAPL, +1.86% and American Express AXP, +1.89% have contributed to the index’s intraday rally. Apple Inc.’s shares are up $2.38 (1.6%) while those of American Express are up $2.67 (1.6%), combining for an approximately 33-point bump for the Dow. Also contributing significantly to the gain are Goldman Sachs GS, +1.80%, Cisco CSCO, +1.59%, undefined Visa V, +2.03%. A $1 move in any of the index’s 30 components results in a 6.59-point swing.