U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.47%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.47%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Consumer Goods and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.47%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.32%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ), which rose 1.44% or 1.84 points to trade at 129.64 at the close. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) added 1.03% or 1.23 points to end at 120.55 and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) was up 0.91% or 1.18 points to 131.17 in late trade.

Biggest losers included UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ), which lost 3.53% or 8.15 points to trade at 222.93 in late trade. Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) declined 1.44% or 0.50 points to end at 34.34 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) shed 1.20% or 4.31 points to 354.73.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ: COST ) which rose 5.00% to 292.38, Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ: ATVI ) which was up 4.93% to settle at 51.09 and Newmont Goldcorp Corp (NYSE: NEM ) which gained 3.30% to close at 40.75.

The worst performers were JM Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM ) which was down 8.18% to 103.69 in late trade, Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE: PM ) which lost 7.76% to settle at 71.70 and Humana Inc (NYSE: HUM ) which was down 5.79% to 272.06 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Nuvectra Corp (NASDAQ: NVTR ) which rose 46.15% to 2.09, Plus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PSTV ) which was up 42.38% to settle at 14.9500 and Digital Ally Inc (NASDAQ: DGLY ) which gained 34.52% to close at 1.130.

The worst performers were Modern Media Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: MMDM ) which was down 37.30% to 6.27 in late trade, Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc (NASDAQ: ARCI ) which lost 33.55% to settle at 4.0200 and Attis Industries Inc (NASDAQ: ATIS ) which was down 24.86% to 0.68 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2020 to 951 and 79 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1996 fell and 685 advanced, while 70 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.12% to 20.31.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.99% or 15.25 to $1552.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 3.82% or 2.05 to hit $55.69 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.15% or 0.09 to trade at $59.58 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1091, while USD/JPY rose 0.03% to 105.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 97.885.

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