The Dow Jones Industrial average rallied up another 135 points, or 1.2%, to close at 11,284.54 Friday, closing out a week that saw gold prices swoon and some semblance of investor confidence restored.

The Nasdaq composite stormed up 60 points to finish at 2,479.85 while the S&P 500 rose 17.53 points to 1,176.80. The gains come ahead of what could be a complicated and messy week with Hurricane Irene closing in on the East Coast.

Here are the facts and figures for the week's final trading session:

Dow Jones Industrial average:

·         Up 466.89 points this week, or 4.32%, to 11284.54

·         This week’s gain snaps a four-week losing streak.

·         Best week since the week period ending, July 01, 2011.

·         Today: DJIA, up 134.72 points, or 1.21%.

·         Up four of the past five trading days.

·         An intraday high of 11326.43 occurred at 13:42:31 today, representing an increase of 176.61 points, or 1.58%.

·         An intraday low of 10929.20 occurred at 10:06:51 today, representing a decrease of 220.62 points, or 1.98%.

·         Twenty-seven of the 30 component stocks rose, three fell.

·         Today's top contributors to The Dow's movement and their points contribution: IBM (26.94), CAT (14.46), MMM (13.77), BA (12.87), MCD (9.23).

·         Today's laggards: HPQ (-1.59), T (-0.15), VZ (-0.08).

·         Traded in positive territory for 77 percent of the day.

·         DJIA crossed zero 17 times during today's trading session.

·         Down 20.33% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 09, 2007.

·         Up 11.17% from 52 weeks ago.

·         Down 11.91% from its 2011 closing high of 12810.54 on April 29.

·         Up 5.27% from its 2011 closing low of 10719.94 on August 10.

·         Down 11.91% from its 52 week high of 12810.54 on April 29, 2011.

·         Up 12.74% from its 52 week low of 10009.73 on August 30, 2010.

·         Month-to-date: down 7.07%.

·         Year-to-date: down 2.53%.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index:

·         Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, 12211.33 (prelim)*, up 572.67 points this week, or 4.92%.

·         This week’s gain snaps a four-week losing streak.

·         Best week since the week period ending, July 01, 2011.

·         Today: Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, up 206.15 points, or 1.72%, or approximately $247 billion in market capitalization.

·         Up three of the past four trading days.

·         Down 3534.06 points, or 22.45% (approximately $4.8 trillion in market cap) from its record close of 15745.39 on October 9, 2007.

·         Up 79.58% (approximately $6.4 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009

·         Up 11.21% from 52 weeks ago.

·         Down 14.66% from its 2011 closing high of 14308.37 on April 29.

·         Up 5.45% from its 2011 closing low of 11580.34 on August 08.

·         Down 14.66% from its 52 week high of 14308.37 on April 29, 2011.

·         Up 12.96% from its 52 week low of 10810.18 on August 30, 2010.

·         Month-to-date: down 9.67%.

·         Year-to-date: down 7.01%, or approximately $1.1 trillion in market cap.

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes

 

 

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