U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.30%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.30%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Basic Materials and Financials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.30%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.00%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which rose 1.45% or 2.78 points to trade at 194.02 at the close. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) added 0.56% or 0.31 points to end at 55.29 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) was up 0.48% or 0.50 points to 105.14 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ), which lost 12.81% or 8.13 points to trade at 55.36 in late trade. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) declined 1.01% or 0.86 points to end at 84.37 and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX ) shed 0.97% or 1.29 points to 131.90.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Delta Air Lines Inc (NYSE: DAL ) which rose 6.04% to 55.33, Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN ) which was up 4.40% to settle at 135.03 and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB ) which gained 3.26% to close at 174.20.

The worst performers were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) which was down 12.81% to 55.36 in late trade, AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC ) which lost 5.82% to settle at 74.49 and Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE: CAH ) which was down 3.99% to 47.16 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AVEO ) which rose 42.34% to 1.5800, EDAP TMS SA (NASDAQ: EDAP ) which was up 42.14% to settle at 4.250 and Sangamo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SGMO ) which gained 28.96% to close at 12.29.

The worst performers were Energy Focu (NASDAQ: EFOI ) which was down 55.65% to 0.51 in late trade, Evoke Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: EVOK ) which lost 47.06% to settle at 0.90 and Five Star Quality Care Inc (NASDAQ: FVE ) which was down 37.98% to 0.599 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1635 to 1347 and 114 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1337 rose and 1298 declined, while 86 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.30% to 13.36.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.20% or 2.60 to $1296.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.57% or 0.97 to hit $62.56 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.12% or 0.08 to trade at $69.55 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1203, while USD/JPY rose 0.03% to 111.34.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 96.852.

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