How the major stock indexes fared on Tuesday

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Posted: Dec 06, 2011 5:34 PM
How the major stock indexes fared on Tuesday

The Dow Jones industrial average ended up 52 points following a report that European leaders are considering more aggressive programs to bail out weaker countries in the region. Broader market indicators were mixed. Materials and health care companies rose the most.

The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 52.30 points, or 0.43 percent, at 12,150.13.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed up 1.39 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,258.47.

The Nasdaq composite average closed down 6.20, or 0.2 percent, at 2,649.56.

For the week to date:

The Dow is up 130.71, or 1.1 percent

The S&P is up 14.19 or 1.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 22.63 percent, or 0.9 percent.

For the year to date:

The Dow is up 572.62 points, or 4.9 percent.

The S&P is up 0.83 point, or 0.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 3.31 points, or 0.1 percent.