The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 68.94 points to close at 13,170.19 Tuesday while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 lost 4.17 points and 4.23 points, respectively.

Investors were somewhat discouraged by some unsettling news and economic data from China including word that it would increase gasoline and diesel prices by 6 to 7%, the biggest increase in nearly three years.

Meanwhile, oil prices fell below $106 a barrel on news that Saudi Arabia would adjust its production to offset any shortfalls in global oil supplies.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • Only the second down trading day in the last 10 sessions.
  • Largest one-day points and percentage decline since March 06, 2012.
  • Lowest closing value since March 12, 2012.
  • An intraday high of 13238.45 occurred at the open today.
  • An intraday low of 13123.38 occurred at 09:45:30 today, representing a decrease of 115.75 points, or 0.87%.
  • Eight of the 30 component stocks rose, 20 fell, two were unchanged.
  • Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: HD (4.16), CSCO (3.25), JPM (2.88), BAC (2.12), KO (1.44).
  • Today's bottom five laggards: CAT (-22.48), CVX (-12.26), IBM (-11.13), UTX (-10.29), DD (-4.09).
  • Down 7.02% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 101.16% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 9.58% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 6.56% from its 2012 closing low of 12359.92 on January 06, 2012.
  • Down 0.62% from its 52-week high of 13252.76 on March 15, 2012.
  • Up 23.60% from its 52-week low of 10655.30 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: up 1.68%.
  • Year-to-date: up 7.80%.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

  • Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, 14600.95*, down 58.59 points, or 0.40%, or approximately $68.2 billion in market capitalization.
  • Today’s drop snaps a three-day winning streak.
  • Largest one-day points and percentage decline since March 06, 2012.
  • Down 7.27% from its record close of 15745.39 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 7.89% (approximately $2.2 trillion in market cap), from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 114.72% (approximately $9.0 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 10.56% from its 2012 closing low of 13206.64 on January 04, 2012.
  • Down 0.40% from its 52-week high of 14659.54 on March 19, 2012.
  • Up 29.22% from its 52-week low of 11299.07 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: up 2.74%, or approximately $402 billion in market cap.
  • Year-to-date: up 12.15%, or approximately $1.8 trillion in market cap.

 

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.