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Dow Jones index hits milestones in rally

October 27, 2011 |  2:44 pm

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The Dow Jones Industrial average had quite a day on Wall Street, with investors pushing the blue-chip index to its largest monthly percentage gain in a quarter century. It finished up 339.51 points, or 2.9%, at 12,208.55. Here are some of the other milestones for the measure, as provided by Dow Jones Indexes:

  • Up two consecutive trading days and five of the last six sessions.
  • Biggest points gain since Aug. 11, 2011.
  • Biggest percentage gain since Oct. 10, 2011.
  • Third largest points gain this year.
  • Highest close since July 28, 2011.
  • Up 501.93 points, or 4.3%, over the two-day period.
  • All 30 component stocks closed up today and have done so eight times previously in 2011.
  • Today's top five contributors to the Dow's movement: Caterpillar, 3M, IBM, United Technologies and JPMorgan Chase.
  • Down 1,955.98 points, or 13.81% from its record close of 14,164.53 on Oct. 9, 2007.
  • Up 9.85% from 52 weeks ago.
  • Up 86.47% from its 12-year closing low of 6,547.05 on March 9, 2009.
  • Down 4.70% from its 2011 closing high of 12,810.54 on April 29.
  • Up 14.58% from its 2011 closing low of 10,655.30 on Oct. 3.
  • Month to date: up 11.87%.
  • Year to date: up 5.45%.

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Photo: Getty Images / Data: Dow Jones Indexes

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