The Dow Jones Industrial Average shaved off another 63.35 points to close at 12,632.00 Tuesday while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 lost 8.82 points and 7.69 points, respectively.

In economic news, the Commerce Department reported that U.S. business inventories moved up 0.33% in March to a record $1.58 trillon.

Consumer prices remained essentially flat in April while retail sales inched up 0.1% thanks to unusually warm winter weather throughout the East and Midwest.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • Down three consecutive trading days and nine of the last 10 sessions.
  • Down 223.04 points, or 1.74%, over the three-day period.
  • Largest three-day points and percentage decline since May 08, 2012.
  • An intraday high of 12758.43 occurred at 12:11:32 today, representing an increase of 63.08 points, or 0.50%.
  • An intraday low of 12608.16 occurred at 15:29:03 today, representing a decrease of 87.19 points, or 0.69%.
  • Six of the 30 component stocks rose, 24 fell.
  • Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: JPM (3.41), WMT (2.12), UTX (1.67), VZ (1.21), PG (1.06).
  • Today's bottom five laggards: HD (-9.16), CVX (-7.87), CAT (-6.96), DD (-5.22), HPQ (-4.39).
  • Lowest closing value since January 19, 2012.
  • Down 10.82% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 92.94% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 1.22% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 2.20% from its 2012 closing low of 12359.92 on January 06, 2012.
  • Down 4.87% from its 52-week high of 13279.32 on May 01, 2012.
  • Up 18.55% from its 52-week low of 10655.30 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: down 4.40%.
  • Year-to-date: up 3.39%.
  • DJIA crossed zero 44 times during today's trading session.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

13821.90, down 75.95 points, or 0.55% (rounded), or approximately $84.1 billion in market capitalization

  • Down three consecutive trading days and eight of the last 10 sessions.
  • Down 277.63 points, or 1.97%, over the three-day period.
  • Largest three-day percentage decline since May 07, 2012.
  • Largest three-day points decline since May 08, 2012.
  • Lowest closing value since February 01, 2012.
  • Down 12.22% (approximately $3.1 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 103.26% (approximately $8.1 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Down 0.55% (rounded) from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 4.66% from its 2012 closing low of 13206.64 on January 04, 2012.
  • Down 6.23% from its 52 week high of 14740.15 on April 02, 2012.
  • Up 22.33% from its 52 week low of 11299.07 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: down 4.80%, or approximately $816 billion in market cap.
  • Year-to-date: up 6.16%, or approximately 905 billion in market cap.

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.

 

 

 

 

 

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