U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.08%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.08%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Industrials , Technology and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.08%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.69%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 1.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ), which rose 1.60% or 0.57 points to trade at 36.12 at the close. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) added 0.94% or 1.13 points to end at 121.36 and Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ) was up 0.47% or 0.26 points to 55.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 2.66% or 9.67 points to trade at 354.42 in late trade. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) declined 2.42% or 4.94 points to end at 198.97 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) shed 2.30% or 2.77 points to 117.60.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE: DVA ) which rose 3.85% to 58.54, American Tower Corp (NYSE: AMT ) which was up 3.32% to settle at 237.84 and Everest Re Group Ltd (NYSE: RE ) which gained 3.07% to close at 241.67.

The worst performers were Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ALXN ) which was down 5.54% to 95.18 in late trade, IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IPGP ) which lost 5.23% to settle at 117.26 and Concho Resources Inc (NYSE: CXO ) which was down 5.07% to 69.44 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Abeona Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ABEO ) which rose 90.91% to 2.940, Ardelyx Inc (NASDAQ: ARDX ) which was up 71.18% to settle at 5.82 and Cidara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CDTX ) which gained 39.88% to close at 2.35.

The worst performers were CIM Commercial Trust Corp (NASDAQ: CMCT ) which was down 8.78% to 16.420 in late trade, Millendo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MLND ) which lost 22.44% to settle at 4.70 and NAPCO Security Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: NSSC ) which was down 21.87% to 26.940 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1876 to 1103 and 62 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1932 fell and 750 advanced, while 62 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.58% to 19.66.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.75% or 26.80 to $1556.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.09% or 1.15 to hit $53.95 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $58.20 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.0976, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 105.94.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 98.938.

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