The Dow Jones Industrial Average shot up 95.51 points Tuesday to close at 12,837.33 while techs stocks drove the Nasdaq up 34.43 points to finish at 2,929.76.

The S&P 500 added 13.20 points to end at 1.357.98.

In economic news, the Commerce Department reported that housing starts declined 4.8% in May to an adjusted rate of 708,000 units, slightly below the 720,000 units most economists had predicted.

Here are some more details from Tuesday’s trading session:

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • Up three of the past four trading days.
  • An intraday high of 12898.94 occurred at 13:37:14 today, representing an increase of 157.12 points, or 1.23%.
  • An intraday low of 12744.47 occurred at 09:30:02 today.
  • Twenty-three of the 30 component stocks rose, seven fell.
  • Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: CAT (15.89), UTX (10.60), XOM (10.37), AXP (8.25), BA (7.72).
  • Today's bottom five laggards: MCD (-4.84), WMT (-2.35), KO (-1.82), HPQ (-1.82), T (-1.21).
  • Highest closing value since May 10, 2012.
  • Down 9.37% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 96.08% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 5.31% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 6.08% from its 2012 closing low of 12101.46 on June 04, 2012.
  • Down 3.33% from its 52-week high of 13279.32 on May 01, 2012.
  • Up 20.48% from its 52 week low of 10655.30 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: up 3.58%.
  • Year-to-date: up 5.07%.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

14044.58, up 147.77 points, or 1.06%, or approximately $175 billion in market capitalization

  • Up four consecutive trading days.
  • Longest up streak since the four-day period ended May 24, 2012.
  • Up 464.43 points, or 3.42%, over the four-day period.
  • Largest four-day points and percentage gain since June 08, 2012.
  • Largest one-day points and percentage gain since June 12, 2012.
  • Highest closing value since May 11, 2012.
  • Down 10.80% (approximately $2.9 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 106.54% (approximately $8.3 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up .55% (rounded) from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 6.34% from its 2012 closing low of 13206.64 on January 04, 2012.
  • Off 4.72% from its 52-week high of 14740.15 on April 02, 2012.
  • Up 24.30% from its 52-week low of 11299.07 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: up 3.37% or approximately $539 billion in market cap.
  • Year-to-date; up 7.87%, or approximately $1.1 trillion in market cap.

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.