Stocks moved higher Tuesday in light trading as the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved up 60 points to finish at 12,482.07 while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq picked up 4.58 and 17.41 points, respectively.

China reported GDP growth slowed from its previous quarters, but still managed to check in above most economists’ estimates. Meanwhile, a successful auction of Spanish short-term debt helped European shares close at a five-month high.

A pair of banks offered mixed earnings results at Citigroup fell short of analysts’ estimates while Wells Fargo delivered better-than-expected profits.

Here are some more details fromTuesday’s trading session:

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • Up two of the last three trading days.
  • Up 264.51 points, or 2.16% during the 1st 10-days of 2012.
  • Best first 10-day of a new year since 2003 when it gained 381.55 points, or 4.57%.
  • Highest close since July 26, 2011.
  • An intraday high of 12573.65 occurred at 09:49:55 today, representing an increase of 151.59 points, or 1.22%.
  • An intraday low of 12423.12 occurred at the open today.
  • Twenty-three of the 30 component stocks rose, seven fell.
  • Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: UTX (7.27), CAT (6.74), IBM (6.36), XOM (6.13), BA (4.84).
  • Today's bottom five laggards: JPM (-7.64), JNJ (-1.06), BAC (-0.98), GE (-0.76), INTC (-0.68).
  • Down 1682.46 points, or 11.88% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 9, 2007.
  • Up 5.44% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 90.65% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.
  • Down 2.56% from its 52 week closing high of 12810.54 on April 29, 2011.
  • Up 17.14% from its 52 week closing low of 10655.30 on October 3, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: up 2.16%.
  • Year-to-date: up 2.16%.

 
Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

  • Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, 13418.12 (prelim)*, up 44.71 points, or 0.33%, or approximately $41.1 billion in market capitalization.
  • Up five of the last six trading days.
  • Down 2327.27 points, or 14.78% (approximately $3.6 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 9, 2007.
  • Up 97.32% (approximately $7.6 trillion in market cap) from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Down 0.87% over the past 52 weeks.
  • Down 6.22% from its 52 week closing high of 14308.37 on April 29, 2011.
  • Up 18.75% from its 52 week closing low of 11299.07 on October 3, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: up 3.06%.
  • Year-to-date: up 3.06%, or approximately $460 billion in market cap.

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.

 

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