Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Financials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Telecoms , Basic Materials and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ), which rose 0.99% or 0.83 points to trade at 84.87 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) added 0.97% or 2.00 points to end at 207.75 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) was up 0.87% or 1.53 points to 177.72 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which lost 2.18% or 2.69 points to trade at 120.91 in late trade. 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) declined 1.99% or 3.37 points to end at 165.82 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) shed 1.51% or 0.87 points to 56.42.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT ) which rose 3.91% to 15.67, Harris Corporation (NYSE: LHX ) which was up 3.56% to settle at 191.26 and Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which gained 3.46% to close at 33.15.
The worst performers were DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE: DVA ) which was down 5.37% to 52.53 in late trade, L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB ) which lost 4.17% to settle at 26.40 and Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX ) which was down 3.21% to 10.86 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ARC Group Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ: ARCW ) which rose 60.39% to 0.420, Top Ships Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS ) which was up 43.67% to settle at 0.6537 and Electrameccanica Vehicles Corp (NASDAQ: SOLO ) which gained 35.34% to close at 3.1400.
The worst performers were Naked Brand Group Ltd (NASDAQ: NAKD ) which was down 31.93% to 0.180 in late trade, Taronis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: TRNX ) which lost 28.49% to settle at 0.195 and MMTEC Inc (NASDAQ: MTC ) which was down 22.08% to 15.00 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1513 to 1477 and 34 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1427 rose and 1232 declined, while 84 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.93% to 14.09.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.02% or 0.35 to $1399.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.23% or 0.71 to hit $58.37 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $64.48 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1207, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 108.86.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 97.093.
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