The Dow Jones Industrial average moved up 46 points to close at 12,196.37 Wednesday while the S&P 500 added 2.54 points to finish at 1,261.01.

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq trimmed about one-third of a point to end at 2,649.21

Here are some of the details from Wednesday’s trading session:

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • Up 46.24 points, or 0.38%, to 12196.37 
  • Up three consecutive trading days and six of the last eight.
  • Up 1.47%, over the three-day trading period.
  • This is the fifth consecutive trading session in which the DJIA closed with a change (up or down) of less than 100 points – the last time this occurred was in mid-July 2011.
  • Highest close since October 28, 2011.
  • An intraday high of 12257.67 occurred at 15:44:03 today, representing an increase of 107.54 points, or 0.89%.
  • An intraday low of 12060.37 occurred at 09:43:29 today, representing a decrease of 89.76 points, or 0.74%.
  • Twenty-three of the 30 component stocks rose, 7 fell.
  • Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: IBM (8.40), JNJ (7.27), TRV (7.27), JPM (5.83), AXP (4.54).
  • Today's bottom five laggards: CAT (-8.10), BA (-2.04), KFT (-1.21), MSFT (-0.45), UTX (-0.45).
  • Down 1968.16 points, or 13.89% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 9, 2007.
  • Up 7.24% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 86.29% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.
  • Down 4.79% from its 2011 closing high of 12810.54 on April 29.
  • Up 14.46% from its 2011 closing low of 10655.30 on October 3.
  • Month-to-date: up 1.25%.
  • Year-to-date: up 5.35%.
  • DJIA crossed zero 25 times during today's trading session.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

  • Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, 13071.85 (prelim)*, up 17.28 points, or 0.13%, or approximately $17.2 billion in market capitalization.
  • Up four consecutive trading days and seven of the last eight sessions.
  • Highest close since November 11, 2011.
  • Down 2673.54 points, or 16.98% (approximately $3.9 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 9, 2007.
  • Up 92.23% (approximately $7.3 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 2.02% over the past 52 weeks.
  • Down 8.64% from its 2011 closing high of 14308.37 on April 29.
  • Up 15.69% from its 2011 closing low of 11299.07 on October 3.
  • Month-to-date: up 1.06%.
  • Year-to-date: down 0.45%, or approximately $161 billion in market cap.

Data courtesy Dow Jones Indexes.