Specialist Paul Cosentino, right, directs trading in shares of Regions Financial Corp. on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. In the biggest jump for the start of a year since 1998, stocks closed the first three months of 2012 up 11.5 percentCK. The surprising surge has pushed the major indexes tantalizing close to their all-time highs and sent Wall Street analysts, some whose forecasts might have seemed too sunny a few months ago, scrambling to raise their estimates for the full year.