The Dow Jones Industrial gained 33.60 points to close at 12,529.75 Thursday as a late buying spree helped the index finish in the black for only the third time in the past 17 trading sessions.

The Nasdaq lost 10.74 points to end at 2,839.38 while the S&P 500 moved up 1.82 points to finish at 1,320.68.

In economic news, weekly jobless claims fell by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 370,000 claims. The four-week moving average for new claims dropped 5,500 to 370,000 claims.

Also, the Commerce Department said durable goods orders in April improved less than most economists expected, increasingly only 0.2%. Meanwhile an industry survey from Markit found that U.S. manufacturing growth slowed in May to a new three-month low.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • First gain in three days
  • An intraday high of 12539.59 occurred at 11:17:29 today, representing an increase of 43.44 points, or 0.35%.
  • An intraday low of 12419.63 occurred at 14:00:16 today, representing a decrease of 76.52 points, or 0.61%.
  • Twenty-one of the 30 component stocks rose, nine fell.
  • Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: CVX (8.02), KO (7.64), HD (7.34), HPQ (5.22), XOM (4.31).
  • Today's bottom five laggards: CAT (-7.95), UTX (-4.24), CSCO (-2.27), JPM (-2.19), BA (-1.36).
  • Highest closing value since May 16, 2012.
  • Down 11.54% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 91.38% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 1.02% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 1.37% from its 2012 closing low of 12359.92 on January 06, 2012.
  • Down 5.64% from its 52-week high of 13279.32 on May 01, 2012.
  • Up 17.59% from its 52-week low of 10655.30 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: down 5.18%.
  • Year-to-date: up 2.56%.
  • DJIA crossed zero 55 times during today's trading session.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

13697.84, up 20.39 points, or 0.15% (rounded), or approximately $20.3 billion in market capitalization

  • Up four consecutive trading days.
  • Up 287.55 points, or 2.14%, over the four-day period.
  • Largest four-day points and percentage gain since April 27, 2012.
  • Highest closing value since May 16, 2012.
  • Down 13.00% (approximately $3.3 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 101.44% (approximately $7.9 trillion in marker cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Down 1.48% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 3.72% from its 2012 closing low of 13206.64 on January 04, 2012.
  • Down 7.07% from its 52-week high of 14740.15 on April 02, 2012.
  • Up 21.23% from its 52 week low of 11299.07 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: down 5.65%, or approximately $969 billion in market cap.
  • Year-to-date: up 5.21%, or approximately $752 billion in market cap.

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.