Dow's nearly 100-point fall led by losses for shares of Procter & Gamble, Home Depot

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down Tuesday afternoon with shares of Procter & Gamble and Home Depot delivering the stiffest headwinds for the price-weighted average. The Dow
DJIA,
-0.50%

was most recently trading 92 points, or 0.3%, lower, as shares of Procter & Gamble
PG,
-2.16%

and Home Depot
HD,
-1.79%

have contributed to the index’s intraday decline. Procter & Gamble’s shares are off $2.81 (1.9%) while those of Home Depot are off $5.33 (1.7%), combining for a roughly 54-point drag on the Dow. UnitedHealth
UNH,
-1.67%
,
Merck
MRK,
-1.42%
,
and Verizon Communications Inc.
VZ,
-1.34%

are also contributing significantly to the decline. A $1 move in any of the benchmark’s 30 components equates to a 6.59-point swing.

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