The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled another 160.83 points to stagger home at 12,419.86 Wednesday as investors resumed selling after a one-day reprieve.

The Nasdaq plunged 33.63 points to finish at 2,837.36 while the S&P 500 shaved off 19.10 points to end at 1,313.32.

In economic news, the National Association of Realtors reported that pending home sales fell 5.5% in April to a four-month low, a serious disappointment to most economists who had predicted a slight (0.1%) gain for the month.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • Down sixteen of the past twenty trading days.
  • Largest one-day points decline since May 04, 2012.
  • Largest one-day percentage decline since April 10, 2012.
  • An intraday high of 12579.10 occurred at the open today.
  • An intraday low of 12396.40 occurred at 15:15:32 today, representing a decrease of 184.29 points, or 1.46%.
  • One of the 30 component stocks rose, 29 fell.
  • Today's top five performing stocks in the index: INTC (0.30), HPQ (-0.45), HD (-0.53), T (-0.76), PFE (-1.06).
  • Today's bottom five laggards: CVX (-19.75), CAT (-17.71), XOM (-16.20), IBM (-14.61), UTX (-10.22).
  • Lowest closing value since May 18, 2012.
  • Down 12.32% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 89.70% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 1.06% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 0.49% from its 2012 closing low of 12359.92 on January 06, 2012.
  • Down 6.47% from its 52-week high of 13279.32 on May 01, 2012.
  • Up 16.56% from its 52-week low of 10655.30 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: down 6.01%.

− The closing high so far this month was 13279.32 on 05/01/2012.
− The closing low so far this month was 12369.38 on 05/18/2012.

  • Year-to-date: up 1.66%.
  • Today's closing value is the seventh lowest so far this year.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

13618.19, down 211.86 points, or 1.53%, or approximately $249 billion

  • Down two of the past three trading days.
  • Largest one-day points and percentage decline since May 17, 2012.
  • Lowest closing value since May 18, 2012.
  • Down 13.51% (approximately $3.4 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 100.27% (approximately $7.8 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Down 1.22% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 3.12% from its 2012 closing low of 13206.64 on January 04, 2012.
  • Down 7.61% from its 52-week high of 14740.15 on April 02, 2012.
  • Up 20.52% from its 52-week low of 11299.07 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: down 6.20%, or approximately, $1.1 trillion in market cap.
  • Year-to-date: up 4.60%, or approximately, 646 billion in market cap.

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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