The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 178.08 to 11836.04, reversing two days of declines. The market reacted to comments my by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at a press conference on the Fed’s monetary policy.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

  • Up 178.08 points, or 1.53%, to 11836.04
  • Today’s gain snaps a two-day losing streak.
  • An intraday high of 11876.83 occurred at 11:07:13 today, representing an increase of 218.87 points, or 1.88%.
  • An intraday low of 11658.49 occurred at the open today.
  • Twenty-nine of the 30 component stocks rose, one fell.
  • Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: IBM (19.45), CVX (18.62), CAT (17.48), UTX (13.02), MMM (11.58).
  • Today's bottom five performing stocks in the index: INTC (-0.30), MSFT (0.23), KFT (0.61), MRK (0.91), PG (1.14).
  • Down 2328.49 points, or 16.44% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 9, 2007.
  • Up 5.54% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 80.78% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.
  • Down 7.61% from its 2011 closing high of 12810.54 on April 29.
  • Up 11.08% from its 2011 closing low of 10655.30 on October 3.
  • Year-to-date: up 2.23%.

 Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index (FORMERLY KNOWN AS DOW JONES WILSHIRE 5000)

  • Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, 12848.46 (prelim)*, up 217.20 points, or 1.72%, or approximately $254 billion in market capitalization.
  • Today’s gain snaps a three-day losing streak.
  • Down 2896.93 points, or 18.40% (approximately $4.1 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 9, 2007.
  • Up 88.95% (approximately $7.1 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 3.43% over the past 52 weeks.
  • Down 10.20% from its 2011 closing high of 14308.37 on April 29.
  • Up 13.71% from its 2011 closing low of 11299.07 on October 3.
  • Year-to-date: down 2.16%, or approximately $407 billion in market cap.

*The index values for the Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index are in price return and float-adjusted. Full market capitalization will continue to be used in this factoid.

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes