The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 30.82 points Wednesday to close at 13,172.76 while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 added 6.41 points and 0.32 points, respectively.

Investors were somewhat encouraged by word that the FOMC could be open to another round of quantitative easing "fairly soon," as "many members" said that additional accommodation could be warranted unless the U.S. economy improves substantially.

Here are some more details from Wednesday's trading session:

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • Down three consecutive trading days.
  • Down 102.44 points, or 0.77%, over the three-day period.
  • Largest three-day points and percentage decline since gust 02, 2012.
  • Down four of the past six trading days.
  • Lowest closing value since August 15, 2012.
  • An intraday high of 13205.06 occurred at 09:48:22 today, representing an increase of 1.48, or 0.01%.
  • An intraday low of 13120.34 occurred at 12:38:45 today, representing a decrease of 83.24, or 0.63%.
  • Sixteen of the 30 component stocks rose, 14 fell.
  • Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: DD (3.02), UTX (3.02), WMT (2.63), HD (2.48), XOM (2.09).
  • Today's bottom five laggards: CAT (-12.16), IBM (-10.84), HPQ (-5.65), KO (-3.79), BA (-3.64).
  • Down 7.00% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 16.36% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 8.85% from its 2012 closing low of 12101.46 on June 04, 2012.
  • Down 0.80% from its 52-week high of 13279.32 on May 01, 2012.
  • Up 23.63% from its 52-week low of 10655.30 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: up 1.26%.
  • Year-to-date: up 7.82%.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

14604.98, down 1.64 points, or 0.01%,or approximately $1.7 billion in market capitalization

  • Down three consecutive trading days.
  • Down 52.67 points, or 0.36%, over the three-day period.
  • Largest three-day points and percentage decline since August 02, 2012.
  • Lowest closing value since August 15, 2012.
  • Down 7.24% (approximately $2.3 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 114.78% (approximately $8.9 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 19.58% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 10.59% from its 2012 closing low of 13206.64 on January 04, 2012.
  • Down 0.92% from its 52-week high of 14740.15 on April 02, 2012.
  • Up 29.26% from its 5-week low of 11299.07 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: up 2.65%, or approximately $427 billion in market cap.
  • Year-to-date: up 12.18%, or approximately $1.7 trillion in market cap.

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.