U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.01%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.01%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Utilities , Technology and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Telecoms , Healthcare and Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.01%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.22%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.71%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ), which rose 4.96% or 6.91 points to trade at 146.26 at the close. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ) added 4.45% or 0.72 points to end at 16.89 and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) was up 2.24% or 3.65 points to 166.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ), which lost 4.26% or 6.31 points to trade at 141.83 in late trade. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) declined 3.09% or 2.84 points to end at 89.05 and Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX ) shed 1.16% or 1.54 points to 131.02.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were ResMed Inc (NYSE: RMD ) which rose 14.67% to 100.35, Mattel Inc (NASDAQ: MAT ) which was up 10.38% to settle at 17.76 and Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) which gained 9.98% to close at 250.29.

The worst performers were Scana Corporation (NYSE: SCG ) which was down 5.07% to 41.16 in late trade, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) which lost 4.26% to settle at 141.83 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) which was down 3.09% to 89.05 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Real Goods Solar Inc (NASDAQ: RGSE ) which rose 33.04% to 1.5300, vTv Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: VTVT ) which was up 28.43% to settle at 7.59 and Revolution Lighting Technologies (NASDAQ: RVLT ) which gained 25.00% to close at 4.1500.

The worst performers were Obalon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: OBLN ) which was down 33.33% to 3.46 in late trade, Stanley Furniture Company Inc (NASDAQ: STLY ) which lost 23.17% to settle at 0.630 and Proteon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PRTO ) which was down 18.00% to 2.05 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1872 to 1199 and 136 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1319 rose and 1173 declined, while 155 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.54% to 11.09.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.68% or 9.00 to $1340.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.90% or 1.21 to hit $64.78 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.65% or 1.14 to trade at $70.17 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.30% to 1.2299, while USD/JPY fell 0.54% to 110.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 89.88.

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