U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.14%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.14%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Financials , Basic Materials and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.14%, while the S&P 500 index lost 1.24%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 1.83%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ), which rose 0.76% or 0.32 points to trade at 42.50 at the close. Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX ) added 0.35% or 0.38 points to end at 108.04 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) was down 0.03% or 0.03 points to 91.19 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which lost 3.77% or 9.14 points to trade at 233.00 in late trade. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) declined 3.11% or 2.97 points to end at 92.43 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) shed 2.93% or 2.64 points to 87.39.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE: CMG ) which rose 2.81% to 407.52, Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK ) which was up 1.85% to settle at 82.68 and PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL ) which gained 1.82% to close at 37.47.

The worst performers were KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY ) which was down 6.53% to 16.90 in late trade, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN ) which lost 6.07% to settle at 12.70 and Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA ) which was down 6.06% to 66.37 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Pain Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PTIE ) which rose 45.59% to 0.990, Pulmatrix Inc (NASDAQ: PULM ) which was up 39.57% to settle at 3.880 and Silicom Ltd (NASDAQ: SILC ) which gained 20.74% to close at 46.74.

The worst performers were bebe stores inc (NASDAQ: BEBE ) which was down 44.65% to 3.5700 in late trade, Marathon Pa (NASDAQ: MARA ) which lost 38.10% to settle at 0.650 and Sunshine Heart Inc (NASDAQ: SSH ) which was down 27.56% to 2.050 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2520 to 699 and 42 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2177 fell and 387 advanced, while 55 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 10.23% to 12.50.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.87% or 10.70 to $1244.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.35% or 0.66 to hit $48.25 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 1.24% or 0.64 to trade at $50.98 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.69% to 1.0813, while USD/JPY fell 0.72% to 111.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.63% at 99.53.

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