The Dow Jones Industrial Average lopped off another 6.66 points to end at 12.496.15 while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 added 11 points and 2.23 points, respectively.

In economic news, the Commerce Department reported that new home sales rose 3.3% to a seasonally adjusted 343,000-unit annual rate in April, topping the consensus estimate of 335,000 units.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • Down two consecutive trading days and 14 of the last 16 sessions.
  • Down 8.33 points, or 0.07%, over the two-day period.
  • An intraday high of 12508.30 occurred at 15:44:29 today, representing an increase of 5.49 points, or 0.04%.
  • An intraday low of 12311.56 occurred at 12:28:43 today, representing a decrease of 191.25 points, or 1.53%.
  • Fourteen of the 30 component stocks rose, 15 fell, one was unchanged.
  • Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: CAT (7.42), WMT (6.43), MMM (5.07), HD (3.63), KO (2.72).
  • Today's bottom five laggards: PG (-5.75), HPQ (-5.30), IBM (-5.30), MSFT (-4.92), INTC (-4.47).
  • Down 11.78% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 90.87% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 0.82% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 1.10% from its 2012 closing low of 12359.92 on January 06, 2012.
  • Down 5.90% from its 52-week high of 13279.32 on May 01, 2012.
  • Up 17.28% from its 52-week low of 10655.30 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: down 5.43%.
  • Year-to-date: up 2.28%.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

13677.45, up 32.38 points, or 0.24%, or approximately $28.8 billion in market capitalization.

  • Up three consecutive trading days.
  • Up 267.16 points, or 1.99%, over the three-day period.
  • Largest three-day points and percentage gain since April 27, 2012.
  • Highest closing value since May 16, 2012.Down 13.13% (approximately $3.3 trillion in marker cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 101.14% (approximately $7.9 trillion) from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Down 1.12% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 3.56% from its 2012 closing low of 13206.64 on January 04, 2012.
  • Down 7.21% from its 52-week high of 14740.15 on April 02, 2012.
  • Up 21.05% (rounded) from its 52-week low of 11299.07 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: down 5.79%, or approximately $989 billion in market cap.
  • Year-to-date: up 5.05%, or approximately $732 billion in market cap.

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.