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Market Extra: The Dow components driving the blue-chip stock index to a 27,000 milestone

Which company deserves the most credit for the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s run to a milestone at 27,000 since last posting a finish at or above a round-number milestone at 26,000 back on Jan. 17? Visa Inc.V, +0.42%

The credit-card giant has rung up rich gains over the past 17 months, contributing some 390 points to the price-weighted Dow DJIA, +0.62% while Microsoft Corp. MSFT, +0.19% has added about 324 points to the blue-chip gauge, according to Dow Jones Market Data during that period.

Shares of Visa have climbed about 48% since mid January of 2018, rising to $180.47 a share from $121.98.

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