Saturday, December 31, 2011

S&P 500 Misses 2011 Gain by a Hair; Dow Rises 5.5% on Year

 Stocks edged lower on the slow last trading session before the New Year as the S&P 500 failed to eke out a gain in 2011, ending the year just 0.04 point in negative territory.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 69 points, or 0.6%, to 12,217.56. IBM(IBM_)Intel(INTC_)and Boeing(BA_) led declines in the Dow as 21 of its 30 components fell. The index finished the year solidly up 5.5%.
The S&P 500 declined 5.4 points, or 0.4%, to 1,257.60. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq erased 8.6 points, or 0.3%, at 2,605.15 to become the only U.S. index to take a loss for the year. The Nasdaq ended 2011 down 1.8%

Dow Jones Industrial Average

 (DJI: ^DJI )
Index Value:12,217.56
Trade Time:4:04PM EST
Change:Down 69.48 (0.57%)
Prev Close:12,287.04
Day's Range:12,213.78 - 12,290.06
52wk Range:10,362.30 - 12,928.50

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