The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained another 34.66 points Thursday to finish at 12,943.36 while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 rose 23.30 points and 3.73 points, respectively.

In economic news, existing home sales fell 5.4% in June to an annual rate of 4.37 million units. However, median sales prices jumped 8% from the same period last year to $189,400.

Meanwhile, the Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index declined 0.3% last month to 95.6.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • Up three consecutive trading days and four of the last five sessions.
  • Up 216.15 points, or 1.70%, over the three-day period.
  • Largest three-day points and percentage gain since July 18, 2012.
  • An intraday high of 12977.57 occurred at 12:26:01 today, representing an increase of 68.87 points, or 0.53%.
  • An intraday low of 12889.93 occurred at 09:30:32 today, representing a decrease of down 18.77 points, or 0.15%.
  • Fifteen of the 30 component stocks rose, 13 fell, two were unchanged.
  • Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: IBM (53.66), BA (7.34), UTX (7.34), CVX (7.27), MCD (4.09).
  • Today's bottom five laggards: AXP (-15.59), VZ (-10.22), WMT (-9.99), T (-5.37), JPM (-3.78).
  • Highest closing value since July 03, 2012.
  • Down 8.62% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 1.72% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 6.96% from its 2012 closing low of 12101.46 on June 04, 2012.
  • Down 2.53% from its 52-week high of 13279.32 on May 01, 2012.
  • Up 21.47% from its 52-week low of 10655.30 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: up 0.49%.
  • Year-to-date: up 5.94%.
  • DJIA crossed zero 24 times during today's trading session.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

14236.91, up 30.91 points, or 0.22%, or approximately $34.6 billion in market capitalization.

  • Up three consecutive trading days and four of the last five sessions.
  • Up 221.07 points, or 1.58%, over the three-day period.
  • Largest three-day points and percentage gain since July 17, 2012.
  • Up four of the past five trading days.
  • Highest closing value since July 03, 2012.
  • Down 9.58% (approximately $2.7 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 109.36% (approximately $8.5 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 1.14% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 7.80% from its 2012 closing low of 13206.64 on January 04, 2012.
  • Down 3.41% from its 52-week high of 14740.15 on April 02, 2012.
  • Up 26.00% from its 52-week low of 11299.07 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: up 0.97%, or approximately $142 billion in market cap.
  • Year-to-date: up 9.35%, or approximately $1.3 trillion in market cap.

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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