U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.15%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.15%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology , Financials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.15%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.36%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ), which rose 2.60% or 3.10 points to trade at 122.18 at the close. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) added 2.28% or 5.56 points to end at 249.48 and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX ) was up 2.21% or 3.06 points to 141.41 in late trade.

Biggest losers included The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ), which lost 8.29% or 11.76 points to trade at 130.15 in late trade. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) declined 5.04% or 10.58 points to end at 199.27 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) shed 3.81% or 3.22 points to 81.30.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Biogen Inc (NASDAQ: BIIB ) which rose 26.11% to 281.87, Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE: HOG ) which was up 7.98% to settle at 40.04 and Under Armour Inc C (NYSE: UA ) which gained 6.88% to close at 19.420.

The worst performers were Hasbro Inc (NASDAQ: HAS ) which was down 16.76% to 100.02 in late trade, The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) which lost 8.29% to settle at 130.15 and Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB ) which was down 7.05% to 129.38 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Trovagene Inc (NASDAQ: TROV ) which rose 70.48% to 1.790, Biontech Se (NASDAQ: BNTX ) which was up 26.78% to settle at 20.64 and Biogen Inc (NASDAQ: BIIB ) which gained 26.11% to close at 281.87.

The worst performers were Tile Shop Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ: TTS ) which was down 66.27% to 1.130 in late trade, Pareteum Corp (NASDAQ: TEUM ) which lost 59.53% to settle at 0.299 and Osmotica Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ: OSMT ) which was down 27.00% to 3.46 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1618 to 1224 and 103 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1419 fell and 1196 advanced, while 83 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.29% to 14.46.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.17% or 2.55 to $1490.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.53% or 0.82 to hit $54.33 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.07% or 0.04 to trade at $59.65 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1125, while USD/JPY rose 0.00% to 108.47.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 97.262.

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