The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 31.26 points Thursday to close at 12,573.27 while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended off 6.69 points and 21.79 points, respectively.

In economic news, the Labor Department reported that new unemployment claims fell by 26,000 claims last week, its lowest level in more than four years.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • Down six consecutive trading days.
  • Down 370.55 points, or 2.86%, over the six-day period.
  • Down seven of the past eight trading days.
  • Lowest closing value since June 26, 2012.
  • An intraday high of 12630.64 occurred at 13:49:22 today, representing an increase of 26.11, or 0.21%.
  • An intraday low of 12492.25occurred at 10:43:23 today, representing a decrease of 112.28, or 0.89%.
  • Eight of the 30 component stocks rose, 22 fell.
  • Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: MCD (18.16), PG (17.41), MRK (12.87), PFE (2.50), BA (1.44).
  • Today's bottom five laggards: IBM (-16.35), MMM (-10.90), AXP (-8.70), KO (-6.21), MSFT (-5.07).
  • Down 11.23% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 1.09% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 3.90% from its 2012 closing low of 12101.46 on June 04, 2012.
  • Down 5.32% from its 52-week high of 13279.32 on May 01, 2012.
  • Up 18.00% from its 52-week low of 10655.30 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: down 2.38%.
  • Year-to-date: up 2.91%.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

13832.40, down 64.03 points, or 0.46%, or approximately $75.4 billion in market capitalization. 

  • Down six consecutive trading days.
  • Down 420.80 points, or 2.95%, over the six-day period.
  • Down seven of the past ten trading days.
  • Lowest closing value since June 28, 2012.
  • Down 12.15% (rounded) (approximately $3.2 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 103.42% (approximately $8.0 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 0.79% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 4.74% from its 2012 closing low of 13206.64 on January 04, 2012.
  • Down 6.16% from its 52-week high of 14740.15 on April 02, 2012.
  • Up 22.42% from its 52-week low of 11299.07 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: down 1.90%, or approximately $321 billion in market cap.
  • Year-to-date: up 6.25% (rounded), or approximately $880 billion in market cap.

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.