U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.53%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.53%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Technology and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.53%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.84%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 1.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 1.23% or 4.62 points to trade at 381.65 at the close. Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) added 0.66% or 0.78 points to end at 118.40 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) was up 0.50% or 0.30 points to 60.51 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which lost 2.73% or 1.31 points to trade at 46.60 in late trade. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) declined 2.67% or 5.71 points to end at 207.75 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) shed 2.12% or 1.08 points to 49.82.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ: ISRG ) which rose 2.56% to 541.46, ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG ) which was up 2.28% to settle at 29.56 and Hanesbrands Inc (NYSE: HBI ) which gained 2.27% to close at 14.89.

The worst performers were Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO ) which was down 6.72% to 12.22 in late trade, Helmerich and Payne Inc (NYSE: HP ) which lost 5.93% to settle at 40.76 and Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL ) which was down 5.43% to 19.49 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were NXT-ID Inc (NASDAQ: NXTD ) which rose 39.31% to 0.6500, Ovid Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: OVID ) which was up 25.51% to settle at 3.10 and Guardion Health Sciences Inc (NASDAQ: GHSI ) which gained 22.00% to close at 0.7930.

The worst performers were Pintec Technology Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: PT ) which was down 28.51% to 1.63 in late trade, Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: SNNA ) which lost 22.47% to settle at 0.11 and Uxin Ltd (NASDAQ: UXIN ) which was down 20.07% to 2.23 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2028 to 867 and 79 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2123 fell and 545 advanced, while 64 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 14.35% to 17.05.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.51% or 7.75 to $1539.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 3.14% or 1.84 to hit $56.80 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $62.42 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.01% to 1.1017, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 107.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 97.938.

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