U.S. stocks moved slightly higher Monday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 32.77 points to finish at 12,392.69 while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 added 2.34 points and 2.89 points, respectively.

The gains came after carmakers at the Detroit auto show forecast 2012 U.S. auto sales to jump between 4% and 9%, the third consecutive annual gain.

Meanwhile, consumer credit expanded in November, increasing $20.37 billion, accordingto a Federal Reserve report, the biggest gain since 2001.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • First gain in three trading days.
  • An intraday high of 12409.08 occurred at 15:45:23 today, representing an increase of 49.16 points or 0.40%.
  • An intraday low of 12333.85 occurred at 11:20:59 today, representing a decrease of 26.07 points, or 0.21%.
  • Today’s trading range of 75.23 points is its lowest since December 27, 2011.
  • Twenty-two of the 30 component stocks rose, seven fell, one was unchanged.
  • Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: CAT (10.14), CVX (8.93), BA (4.16), MMM (3.78), DD (2.95).
  • Today's bottom five laggards: MCD (-7.27), IBM (-7.19), MSFT (-2.80), DIS (-1.21), MRK (-0.61).
  • Down 1771.84 points, or 12.51% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 9, 2007.
  • Up 6.49% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 89.29% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.
  • Down 3.26% from its 52 week closing high of 12810.54 on April 29, 2011.
  • Up 16.31% from its 52 week closing low of 10655.30 on October 3, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: up 1.43%.
  • Year-to-date: up 1.43%.
  • Traded in positive territory for 83 percent of the day.
  • DJIA crossed zero 44 times during today's trading session.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

  • Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, 13264.82 (prelim)*, up 35.82 points, or 0.27%, or approximately $40.6 billion in market capitalization.
  • Up two of the last three trading sessions.
  • Highest close since October 28, 2011.
  • Down 2480.57 points, or 15.75% (approximately $3.8 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 9, 2007.
  • Up 95.07% (approximately $7.4 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Down 0.01% over the past 52 weeks.
  • Down 7.29% from its 52 week closing high of 14308.37 on April 29, 2011.
  • Up 17.40% from its 52 week closing low of 11299.07 on October 3, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: up 1.89%.
  • Year-to-date: up 1.89%, or approximately $278 billion in market cap.

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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