U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.09%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.09%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Technology and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.09%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.34%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which rose 2.73% or 1.39 points to trade at 52.32 at the close. 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) added 2.12% or 3.67 points to end at 176.51 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) was up 1.87% or 3.96 points to 215.54 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which lost 1.90% or 0.95 points to trade at 49.17 in late trade. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) declined 1.64% or 2.21 points to end at 132.50 and Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE: XOM ) shed 1.50% or 1.16 points to 75.92.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were JB Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ: JBHT ) which rose 5.56% to 97.73, The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW ) which was up 3.30% to settle at 41.63 and Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR ) which gained 3.27% to close at 148.61.

The worst performers were Range Resources Corp (NYSE: RRC ) which was down 7.07% to 5.58 in late trade, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC ) which lost 5.76% to settle at 51.49 and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG ) which was down 4.38% to 34.08 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Immuron Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: IMRN ) which rose 46.76% to 4.30, Bio Path Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: BPTH ) which was up 33.10% to settle at 17.170 and Taronis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: TRNX ) which gained 28.61% to close at 0.450.

The worst performers were Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp (NASDAQ: TNXP ) which was down 40.66% to 0.570 in late trade, Ideanomics Inc (NASDAQ: IDEX ) which lost 23.08% to settle at 1.700 and China Lending Corp (NASDAQ: CLDC ) which was down 19.42% to 0.83 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1513 to 1482 and 25 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1391 fell and 1232 advanced, while 132 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.42% to 12.86.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $1407.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 3.49% or 2.08 to hit $57.50 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $64.36 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1211, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 108.22.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.49% at 97.020.

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