Investors went on a bit of a buying spree Friday after digesting the latest plan by euro zone leaders to shore up their debt issues and a somewhat encouraging consumer sentiment report.
The consumer sentiment report for November rose to 67.7, the fourth-consecutive positive month, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan’s preliminary reading. Most economists were predicting a score of around 65.5.
The Dow Jones Industrial average rallied up 186.56 points to finish at 12,184.26 while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq moved up 20.84 points and 50.47 points, respectively.
Here are some of the details from Friday’s trading session:
Dow Jones Industrial Average:
- Up 164.84 points this week, or 1.37%, to 12184.26
- Up two consecutive weeks.
- Up 8.48%, over the two-week period.
- Best two-week percentage performance since the two-week period ended July 24, 2009
- Today: DJIA gained 186.56 points, or 1.55%.
- Biggest points and percentage gain this month, since November 30, 2011.
- Up four of the last five trading days.
- An intraday high of 12212.83 occurred at 14:54:06 today, representing an increase of 215.13 points, or 1.79%.
- An intraday low of 11995.51 occurred at the open today, representing a decrease of 2.19 points, or 0.02%.
- Twenty-nine of the 30 stocks rose, one fell.
- Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: CAT (23.08), IBM (22.55), CVX (15.14), UTX (14.68), BA (13.32).
- Today's bottom five laggards: DD (-11.05), BAC (0.98), AA (1.29), T (1.29), HPQ (1.82).
- Down 1980.27 points, or 13.98% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 9, 2007.
- Up 6.78% from 52 weeks ago.
- Up 86.10% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.
- Down 4.89% from its 2011 closing high of 12810.54 on April 29.
- Up 14.35% from its 2011 closing low of 10655.30 t on October 3.
- Month-to-date: up 1.15%.
- Year-to-date: up 5.24%.
Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:
- Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, 13013.11 (prelim)*, up 105.24 points this week, or 0.82%.
- Up two consecutive weeks.
- Up 8.52%, over the two-week period
- Biggest two-week percentage performance since the two-week period ended July 24, 2009.
- Today: Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, gained 234.66 points, or 1.84%, or approximately $271 billion in market capitalization.
- Biggest points and percentage gain since November 30, 2011.
- Up five of the last six sessions.
- Down 2732.28 points, or 17.35% (approximately $3.9 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 9, 2007.
- Up 91.37% (approximately $7.2 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
- Up 0.52% over the past 52 weeks.
- Down 9.05% from its 2011 closing high of 14308.37 on April 29.
- Up 15.17% from its 2011 closing low of 11299.07 on October 3.
- Month-to-date: up 0.61%.
- Year-to-date: down 0.90%, or approximately $236 billion in market cap.
Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.