U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.72%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.72%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.72%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.61%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.56%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which rose 1.65% or 1.90 points to trade at 116.86 at the close. Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ) added 0.26% or 0.12 points to end at 46.67 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) was up 0.12% or 0.23 points to 190.08 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ), which lost 2.48% or 3.47 points to trade at 136.35 in late trade. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) declined 1.54% or 0.88 points to end at 56.27 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) shed 1.46% or 5.48 points to 369.04.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN ) which rose 10.30% to 62.97, Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: MNST ) which was up 3.05% to settle at 54.69 and Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB ) which gained 2.49% to close at 39.49.

The worst performers were Pentair PLC (NYSE: PNR ) which was down 13.54% to 39.13 in late trade, Under Armour Inc A (NYSE: UAA ) which lost 4.69% to settle at 20.72 and Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which was down 4.52% to 27.24 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ATA Inc (NASDAQ: ATAI ) which rose 107.84% to 2.120, Command Center Inc (NASDAQ: CCNI ) which was up 35.71% to settle at 5.320 and Sunworks Inc (NASDAQ: SUNW ) which gained 31.81% to close at 0.7500.

The worst performers were Vaxart Inc (NASDAQ: VXRT ) which was down 34.23% to 0.980 in late trade, OUTLOOK THERAPEUTICS INC (NASDAQ: OTLK ) which lost 34.10% to settle at 3.15 and Zosano Pharma Corp (NASDAQ: ZSAN ) which was down 26.75% to 3.670 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2202 to 783 and 110 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1927 fell and 695 advanced, while 87 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 8.42% to 14.29.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.48% or 6.25 to $1308.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.26% or 0.17 to hit $64.23 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $70.76 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1264, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 111.14.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 96.627.

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