The Dow Jones industrial average closed out its first losing session in four days Tuesday as investors sold shares despite the best efforts of German and French economic leaders to assuage fears that debt issues will hamstring their respective economies.

The S&P 500 shed 11.73 points, or 1%, while the Nasdaq fell 31.75 points, or 1.24%, in moderate trading. At one point, the Dow was off more than 190 points before staging a minor rally in late trading.

Here's a closer look at the Dow details:

Dow Jones Industrial average:

-- Down 76.97 points, or 0.67%, to 11405.93.

-- Today’s drop snaps a three day winning streak.

-- Down 12 of the past 18 trading days.

-- An intraday high of 11488.01 occurred at 12:10:09 today, representing an increase of 5.11 points, or 0.04%.

-- An intraday low of 11292.63 occurred at 13:08:00 today, representing a decrease of 190.27 points, or 1.66%.

-- Three of the component 30 stocks rose, 27 fell.

-- Today's top contributors to The Dow's movement and their points contribution: WMT (14.68), HD (12.49), HPQ (1.36).

-- Today's laggards: CAT (-15.29), IBM (-13.24), MMM (-8.93), UTX (-7.49), CVX (-7.27).

-- Traded in negative territory for more than 99 percent of the day.

-- DJIA moved 7560 points during today's trading session.

-- The average tick today was 0.70 point.

-- Down 19.48% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 09, 2007.

-- Rose 9.61% from 52 weeks ago.

-- Down 10.96% from its 2011 closing high of 12810.54 on April 29.

-- Up 6.40% from its 2011 closing low of 10719.94 on August 10.

-- Down 10.96% from its 52 week high of 12810.54 on April 29, 2011.

-- Up 14.22% from its 52 week low of 9985.81 on August 26, 2010.

-- Month-to-date: down 6.07%.

-- Year-to-date: down 1.48%.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index: 

-- Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market, 12404.43 (prelim)*, down 137.82 points, or 1.10%, or approximately $162 billion in market capitalization.

-- Today’s drop snaps a three day winning streak.

-- Down 12 of the past 17 trading days.

-- Down 3340.96 points, or 21.22% (approximately $4.6 trillion in market cap) from its record close of 15745.39 on October 09, 2007.

-- Up 82.42% (approximately $6.6 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009

-- Rose 10.27% from 52 weeks ago.

-- Down 13.31% from its 2011 closing high of 14308.37 on April 29.

-- Up 7.12% from its 2011 closing low of 11580.34 on August 08.

-- Down 13.31% from its 52 week high of 14308.37 on April 29, 2011.

-- Up 15.01% from its 52 week low of 10785.39 on August 26, 2010.

-- Month-to-date: down 8.24%.

-- Year-to-date: down 5.54%, or approximately $865 billion in market cap.

Data courtesy Dow Jones Indexes