U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.67%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.67%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology , Consumer Services and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.67%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.95%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 1.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ), which rose 1.92% or 1.00 points to trade at 52.95 at the close. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) added 0.87% or 1.78 points to end at 205.70 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) was up 0.85% or 1.22 points to 144.28 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ), which lost 3.16% or 4.35 points to trade at 133.43 in late trade. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) declined 2.20% or 1.86 points to end at 82.64 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) shed 1.92% or 1.10 points to 56.08.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Allergan PLC (NYSE: AGN ) which rose 25.40% to 162.48, Mylan NV (NASDAQ: MYL ) which was up 3.84% to settle at 18.65 and Patterson Companies Inc (NASDAQ: PDCO ) which gained 3.15% to close at 24.20.

The worst performers were AbbVie Inc (NYSE: ABBV ) which was down 16.37% to 65.61 in late trade, Brighthouse Financial Inc (NASDAQ: BHF ) which lost 11.70% to settle at 33.66 and EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT ) which was down 6.47% to 14.38 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Gemphire Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: GEMP ) which rose 36.56% to 1.27, Oxbridge Re Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: OXBR ) which was up 31.37% to settle at 1.34 and ENDRA Life Sciences Inc (NASDAQ: NDRA ) which gained 22.89% to close at 2.040.

The worst performers were Acer Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ACER ) which was down 78.63% to 4.120 in late trade, Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: CNAT ) which lost 68.54% to settle at 0.290 and Gamida Cell Ltd (NASDAQ: GMDA ) which was down 30.93% to 4.98 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1995 to 1018 and 30 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1644 fell and 1016 advanced, while 94 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 6.68% to 16.28.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.60% or 8.50 to $1426.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.54% or 0.89 to hit $58.79 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.11% or 0.07 to trade at $64.99 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1368, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 107.18.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 95.648.

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