U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.78%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.78%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Healthcare , Technology and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.78%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.68%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.81%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which rose 0.96% or 0.66 points to trade at 69.50 at the close. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) added 0.47% or 0.48 points to end at 102.92 and Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) was up 0.14% or 0.12 points to 84.51 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which lost 1.79% or 0.98 points to trade at 53.92 in late trade. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) declined 1.73% or 2.69 points to end at 152.59 and 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) shed 1.63% or 3.35 points to 202.41.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Mattel Inc (NASDAQ: MAT ) which rose 6.13% to 15.06, Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC ) which was up 4.35% to settle at 22.33 and Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR ) which gained 3.50% to close at 48.48.

The worst performers were Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE: A ) which was down 9.70% to 62.50 in late trade, DR Horton Inc (NYSE: DHI ) which lost 6.73% to settle at 40.58 and Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN ) which was down 5.67% to 51.21 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Red Violet Inc (NASDAQ: RDVT ) which rose 75.31% to 9.94, Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT ) which was up 40.62% to settle at 4.500 and MEI Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: MEIP ) which gained 34.39% to close at 3.400.

The worst performers were Cesca Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: KOOL ) which was down 29.01% to 0.7951 in late trade, Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IMNP ) which lost 23.13% to settle at 0.2652 and SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ: SNES ) which was down 22.20% to 0.34 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1948 to 1131 and 110 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1282 rose and 1266 declined, while 118 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 12.76% to 14.58.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.97% or 26.00 to $1292.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.27% or 0.19 to hit $71.15 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $78.23 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.70% to 1.1843, while USD/JPY rose 0.59% to 110.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.59% at 93.10.

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