The Dow Jones Industrial Average moved up another 52.45 points to finish at 13,264.49 Monday while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 added 28.13 points and 10.57 points, respectively.

In the first quarter of 2012, the Dow gained 8.1%.

In other economic news, the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index checked in with a higher-than-expected score of 53.4 in March.

Meanwhile, the Commerce Department reported that construction spending fell 1.1% in February, its largest decline in seven months and substantially worse than the 0.6% increase most economists had forecast.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • Up three consecutive trading days and five of the last seven.
  • Up 138.28 points, or 1.05%, over the three-day period.
  • Largest three-day points and percentage gain since March 27, 2012.
  • A new 52-week high.
  • Highest closing value since December 31, 2007.
  • An intraday high of 13297.11 occurred at 15:02:02 today, representing an increase of 85.07 points, or 0.64%.
  • An intraday low of 13153.69 at 09:36:13 today, representing a decrease of 58.35 points, or 0.44%.
  • Twenty-six of the 30 component stocks rose, four fell.
  • Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: CVX (8.02), IBM (6.21), BA (6.05), CAT (5.52), DD (3.71).
  • Today's bottom five laggards and their point contribution: HD (-2.42), UTX (-1.59), GE (-0.38), PFE (-0.38), MMM (0.15).
  • Down 6.35% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 102.60% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 6.97% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 7.32% from its 2012 closing low of 12359.92 on January 06, 2012.
  • Up 24.49% from its 52-week low of 10655.30 on October 03, 2011.
  • Year-to-date: up 8.57%.
  • DJIA crossed zero 33 times during today's trading session.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

  • Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, 14740.29*, up 112.83 points, or 0.77%, or approximately $117 billion in market capitalization.
  • Up two consecutive trading days.
  • Up 157.24 points, or 1.08%, over the two-day period.
  • Largest two-day points and percentage gain since March 27, 2012.
  • A new 52-week high.
  • Largest one-day points and percentage gain since March 26, 2012.
  • Highest closing value since December 31, 2007.
  • Down 6.38%, (approximately $2.1 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 116.77% (approximately $9.1 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 5.36% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 11.61% from its 2012 closing low of 13206.64 on January 04, 2012.
  • Up 30.46% from its 52-week low of 11299.07 on October 03, 2011.
  • Year-to-date: up 13.22%, or approximately $2.0 trillion in market cap.

 Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.