The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied up another 65.69 points to close at 13,279.32 Tuesday, getting the month of May off to a strong start following April’s mixed performance.

The Nasdaq added 4 points to close at 3,050.44 while the S&P 500 gained 7.91 points to end at 1,405.82.

In economic news, China’s manufacturing activity soared to a one-year high in April, a sign that the world’s second-largest economy is starting to recovery from recent macroeconomic weakness.

Also, U.S. construction spending moved up 0.1% in March to annual rate of $808 billion.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • Up five of the past six trading days.
  • A new 52-week high.
  • Highest closing value since December 28, 2007.
  • An intraday low of 13174.65 occurred at 09:59:56 today, representing a decrease of 38.98 points, or 0.29%.
  • An intraday high of 13338.66 occurred at 11:54:43 today, the highest intraday since 12/31/2007.
  • Twenty-two of the 30 component stocks rose, eight fell.
  • Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: CVX (12.94), IBM (6.96), JPM (6.13), AXP (5.75), XOM (5.30).
  • Today's bottom five laggards: CAT (-5.00), MCD (-1.89), UTX (-1.59), CSCO (-1.29), PFE (-1.14).
  • Down 6.25% (rounded) from its record close of 14164.53 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 3.68% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 7.44% from its 2012 closing low of 12359.92 on January 06, 2012.
  • Up 24.63% from its 52-week low of 10655.30 on October 03, 2011.
  • Year-to-date: up 8.69%.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index 14591.47, up 72.83 points, or 0.50%, or approximately $81.3 billion in market cap

  • Up five of the past six trading days.
  • Highest closing value since April 03, 2012.
  • Down 7.33% (approximately $2.2 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 114.58% (approximately $9.0 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 2.79% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 10.49% from its 2012 closing low of 13206.64 on January 04, 2012.
  • Down 1.01% from its 52-week high of 14740.15 on April 02, 2012.
  • Up 29.14% from its 52-week low of 11299.07 on October 03, 2011.
  • Year-to-date: up 12.08%, or approximately $1.8 trillion in market cap.

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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