Apple’s stock rally after earnings beat would add 28 points to the Dow’s price

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Shares of Apple Inc. rallied 1.7% in premarket trading Thursday, after the technology behemoth’s fiscal fourth-quarter profit and revenue beats, and was the biggest gainer among Dow Jones Industrial Average components seeing early activity. The implied price gain would add about 28 points to the Dow’s price, while Dow futures fell 50 points. Of the Dow’s 30 components, 21 stock were trading lower ahead of the open, led by the 0.7% decline in Intel Corp.’s shares.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.