The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 77.42 points to close at 12,496.38 Wednesday while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 lopped off 24.46 points and 9.30 points, respectively.

In economic news, the Labor Department reported that producer prices fell 1% in May – mostly as a result of energy costs falling the most since March 2009.

Also, the Commerce Department said retail sales declined for the second consecutive month in May, falling 0.2%. Business inventories rose 0.4% to a record $1.58 trillion in April.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • Down two of the past three trading days.
  • An intraday high of 12598.25 occurred at 12:45:27 today, representing an increase of 24.45 points, or 0.19%.
  • An intraday low of 12453.69 occurred at 15:51:14 today, representing a decrease of 120.11 points, or 0.96%.
  • Seven of the 30 component stocks rose, 20 fell, three were unchanged.
  • Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: JNJ (10.37), JPM (4.01), MCD (3.48), VZ (0.38), KFT (0.38).
  • Today's bottom five laggards: CAT (-13.32), IBM (-10.97), AXP (-10.44), HD (-9.61), UTX (-6.13).
  • 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 5.04% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 3.26% from its 2012 closing low of 12101.46 on June 04, 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: up 0.83%.
  • Year-to-date: up 2.28%.
  • DJIA crossed zero 34 times during today's trading session.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

13580.14, down 109.16 points, or 0.80%, or approximately $130 billion in market capitalization

  • Down two of the past three trading days.
  • Down 13.75% (approximately $3.41 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 99.71% (approximately $7.7 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 2.57% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 2.83% from its 2012 closing low of 13206.64 on January 04, 2012.
  • Down 7.87% from its 52-week high of 14740.15 on April 02, 2012.
  • Up 20.19% from its 52-week low of 11299.07 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: down 0.05% (rounded), or approximately $17.8 billion in market cap.
  • Year-to-date: up 4.31%, or approximately $592 billion in market cap.

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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