A day after snapping a five-session losing streak, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied up another 181.19 points Thursday to close at 12,986.58.

The Nasdaq added another 39.09 points to finish at 3,055.55 and the S&P 500 gained 18.86 points to end at 1,387.57.

Among other economic news, producer prices was unchanged in March as a drop in gasoline costs offset rising food prices, according to the Labor Department. Economists surveyed by Reuters had expected a gain of 0.3 percent.

Meanwhile, trade deficit narrowed unexpectedly by 12.4% to $46.0 billion in February.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • Up two consecutive trading days.
  • Up 270.65 points, or 2.13%, over the two-day period.
  • Largest two-day points and percentage gain since December 21, 2011.
  • Largest one-day points and percentage gain since March 13, 2012.
  • An intraday high of 12986.96 occurred at 15:43:09 today, representing an increase of 181.57 points, or 1.42%.
  • An intraday low of 12806.30 occurred at 09:30:02 today.
  • Down 8.32% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 09, 2007.
  • Twenty-six of the 30 component stocks rose, four fell.
  • Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: CAT (35.50), IBM (20.74), BA (13.09), HPQ (12.71), CVX (12.41).
  • Today's bottom five laggards: MCD (-6.81), PG (-2.65), MRK (-1.51), PFE (-0.30), JNJ (0.15).
  • Down 8.32% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 98.36% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 5.71% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 5.07% from its 2012 closing low of 12359.92 on January 06, 2012.
  • Down 2.10% from its 52-week high of 13264.49 on April 02, 2012.
  • Up 21.88% from its 52-week low of 10655.30 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: down 1.71%.
  • Year-to-date: up 6.29%.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

  • Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, 14396.81*, up 203.24 points, or 1.43%, or approximately $240 billion in market capitalization.
  • Up two consecutive trading days.
  • Up 322.59 points, or 2.29%, over the two-day period.
  • Largest two-ay points and percentage gain since December 21, 2011.
  • Largest one-day points gain since March 26, 2012.
  • Largest one-day percentage gain since March 13, 2012.
  • Down 8.56% (approximately $2.5 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 09, 2007.
  • Up 111.72% (approximately $8.7 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
  • Up 4.52% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 9.01% from its 2012 closing low of 13206.64 on January 04, 2012.
  • Down 2.33% from its 52-week high of 14740.15 on April 02, 2012.
  • Up 27.42% from its 52-week low of 11299.07 on October 03, 2011.
  • Month-to-date: down 1.58%, or approximately $279 billion in market cap.
  • Year-to-date: up 10.58%, or approximately $1.6 trillion in market cap.

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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