The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 276.10 points, or 2.26%, to 11955.01 Monday on concerns about plans to repair Europe’s debt crisis. However, stocks finished the month up 1041.63 points, or 9.54%.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

  • Up 1041.63 points this month, or 9.54% at 11955.01
  • This month’s gain snaps a string of five month losses.
  • Largest monthly points gain in its history
  • Largest monthly percentage gain since October 2002.
  • Best October points performance in its history.
  • Best October since 2002.
  • All 30 components were up this month – the last time this occurred was in September 2010.
  • The closing high this month was 12231.11 on 10/28/2011.
  • The intraday high this month was 12284.31 on 10/27/2011.
  • The closing low this month was 10655.30 on 10/03/2011.
  • The intraday low this month was 10404.49 on 10/04/2011.
  • Today: DJIA, down 276.10 points, or 2.26%.
  • First drop in four trading days.
  • Biggest one-day points loss since September 22, 2011.
  • Biggest percentage drop since October 3, 2011.
  • An intraday high of 12229.29 occurred today.
  • An intraday low of 11954.41occurred today, representing a decrease of 276.70 points, or 2.26%.
  • All 30 component stocks closed down today and have done so 13 times previously in 2011.
  • Today's best five performing stocks in the index: CSCO (-0.23), KFT (-1.67), HD (-2.42), MSFT (-2.65), WMT (-3.25).
  • Today's worst five performing stocks in the index: CVX (-34.74), XOM (-25.66), IBM (-21.34), CAT (-18.09), BA (-18.01).
  • Down 2209.52 points, or 15.60% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 9, 2007.
  • Up 7.46% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 82.60% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.
  • Down 6.68% from its 2011 closing high of 12810.54 on April 29.
  • Up 12.20% from its 2011 closing low of 10655.30 on October 3.
  • Year-to-date: up 3.26%.

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

  • Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, 13005.63 (prelim)*, up 1329.13 points in October, or 11.38
  • First monthly gain in six months.
  • Biggest monthly points and percentage gain in available history (since January 1987).
  • Today: Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, down 328.62 points, or 2.46%, or approximately 384 billion in market capitalization.
  • Biggest points and percentage drop since October 3, 2011.
  • Down two consecutive trading days.
  • Down 2739.76 points, or 17.40% (approximately $3.9 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 9, 2007.
  • Up 91.26% (approximately $7.3 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 6.01% over the past 52 weeks.
  • Down 9.10% from its 2011 closing high of 14308.37 on April 29.
  • Up 15.10% from its 2011 closing low of 11299.07 on October 3.
  • Year-to-date: down 0.96%, or approximately $221 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