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Has the Dow Ever Closed Positive After an Open Like Today's?

The Dow has opened down over 100 points 65 times. Of those 65 occurances, it has only managed to close in positive territory 5 times. The last time was on October 22, 2007 when the Dow dropped 119 on the open and closed for the day up 44 or 0.3%. The greatest rally to positive territory was in July 2002, when the Dow was down 155.9 on the open but rallied to close up 489 or 6.3% for the day.

Last 5 Positive Closings Following a 100 Point Negative Open

Date
Day
Previous close
Open
Drop on Open
% Drop
Close
Change for the Day
% Change
5/4/01 Fri 10796.6 10686 -110.6 -1.00% 10951.2 154.6 1.40%
7/24/02 Wed 7702.3 7546.4 -155.9 -2.00% 8191.3 489 6.30%
12/6/02 Fri 8623.3 8511.6 -111.7 -1.30% 8645.8 22.5 0.30%
3/7/03 Fri 7674 7570.5 -103.5 -1.30% 7740 66 0.90%
10/22/07 Mon 13522 13403.3 -118.8 -0.90% 13567 45 0.30%