Investors came back refreshed and eager to buy Monday, pushing stocks from most every industry higher and suggesting that perhaps -- finally -- the market has stabilized in the aftermath of the debt rating downgrade and sustained gains will become the rule rather than exception.

The tech-laden Nasdaq moved up 47 points, or 1.9%, to close at 2,555.20 while the S&P 500 rallied up 25.68 points, or 2.2%, to finish at 1,204.49.

Here are the facts and details behind the Dow's strong Monday surge:

Dow Jones Industrial average:

-- Up 213.88 points, or 1.90%, to 11482.90.

-- Up three consecutive trading days.

-- Up 762.96 points, or 7.12%, over the three-day session.

-- Largest three-day percentage gain since March 12, 2009.

-- Largest three-day points gain since November 25, 2008.

-- Up four of the past five trading days.

-- Highest closing value since Wednesday, August 03, 2011.

-- An intraday high of 11484.60 occurred at 15:58:05 today, representing an increase of 215.58 points, or 1.91%.

-- An intraday low of 11269.85 occurred at 09:30:00 today.

-- All 30 component stocks closed up today.

-- The last session where all 30 stocks traded higher was 08/11/2011.

-- Today's top contributors to The Dow's movement and their points contribution: IBM (36.25), CVX (24.52), XOM (17.33), CAT (11.81), JNJ (9.31).

-- Today's worst performing stocks in the index: CSCO (0.53), HPQ (0.83), WMT (1.74), INTC (1.89), KFT (2.12).

-- Traded in positive territory for 100 percent of the day.

-- DJIA moved 5,123 points during today's trading session.

-- The average tick today was 0.49 point.

-- Down 18.93% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 09, 2007.

-- Rose 11.46% from 52 weeks ago.

-- Down 10.36% from its 2011 closing high of 12810.54 on April 29.

-- Up 7.12% from its 2011 closing low of 10719.94 on August 10.

-- Down 10.36% from its 52 week high of 12810.54 on April 29, 2011.

-- Up 14.99% from its 52 week low of 9985.81 on August 26, 2010.

-- Month-to-date: down 5.44%.

-- Year-to-date: down 0.82%.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Return Stock Market Index:

-- Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market, 12542.25 (prelim)*, up 282.28 points, or 2.30%, or approximately $328 billion in market capitalization.

-- Up three consecutive trading days.

-- Up 897.76 points, or 7.71%, over the three-day trading session.

-- Largest three-day percentage gain since 12, 2009.

-- Largest three-day points gain since November 26, 2008.

-- Up four of the past five trading days.

-- Highest closing value since August 03, 2011.

-- Down 3203.14 points, or 20.34% (approximately $4.4 trillion in market cap) from its record close of 15745.39 on October 09, 2007.

-- Up 84.44% (approximately $6.8 trillion in market cap) from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009

-- Rose 12.95% from 52 weeks ago.

-- Down 12.34% from its 2011 closing high of 14308.37 on April 29.

-- Up 8.31% from its 2011 closing low of 11580.34 on August 08.

-- Off 12.34% from its 52 week high of 14308.37 on April 29, 2011.

-- Up 16.29% from its 52 week low of 10785.39 on August 26, 2010.

-- Month-to-date: down 7.22%.

-- Year-to-date: down 4.49%, or approximately $703 billion in market cap.

Data courtesy Dow Jones Indexes