The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied up 125.86 points to end at 12,580.69 Tuesday as investors returned from the Memorial Day weekend with their minds set on buying.

The Nasdaq rose 33.46 points to close at 2,870.99 and the S&P 500 moved up 14.60 points to finish at 1,332.42.

In economic news, consumer confidence fell to 64.9 in May, the lowest level in four months and well below the 70.0 score most economists were forecasting.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • Up two of the past three trading days.
  • Largest one-day points and percentage gain since May 21, 2012.
  • Eighth largest points and percentage gain this year.
  • Highest closing value since May 16, 2012.
  • An intraday high of 12611.61 occurred at 10:50:43 today, representing an increase of 156.78 points, or 1.26%.
  • Largest intraday points and percentage gain since April 17, 2012.
  • An intraday low of 12454.60 occurred at 09:30:02 today, representing a decrease of 0.23 points, or less than 0.01%.
  • Twenty-eight of the 30 component stocks rose, two fell.
  • Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: CAT (19.53), IBM (16.35), UTX (15.67), CVX (10.44), DIS (7.42).
  • Today's bottom five laggards: XOM (-1.14), MCD (-1.14), MRK (0.30), PFE (0.38), JNJ (0.61).
  • Down 11.18% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 0.09% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 1.79% from its 2012 closing low of 12359.92 on January 06, 2012.
  • Down 5.26% from its 52-week high of 13279.32 on May 01, 2012.
  • Up 18.07% from its 52-week low of 10655.30 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: down 4.79%.
  • Year-to-date: up 2.97%.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

13830.05, up 156.54 points, or 1.14%, or approximately $182 billion in market capitalization

  • Up five of the past six trading days.
  • Largest one-day points and percentage gain since May 21, 2012.
  • Highest closing value since May 14, 2012.
  • Down 12.16% (approximately $3.1 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 103.38% (approximately $8.0 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Down 2.03% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 4.72% from its 2012 closing low of 13206.64 on January 04, 2012.
  • Down 6.17% from its 52-week high of 14740.15 on April 02, 2012.
  • Up 22.40% from its 52-week low of 11299.07 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: down 4.74% or approximately $825 billion in market cap.
  • Year-to-date: up 6.23%, or approximately $895 billion in market cap.

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.