U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.28%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.28%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Basic Materials and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Consumer Goods , Consumer Services and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.28% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.03%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which rose 4.21% or 1.87 points to trade at 46.32 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) added 2.99% or 10.71 points to end at 369.49 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) was up 2.39% or 3.04 points to 130.29 in late trade.

Biggest losers included McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ), which lost 3.49% or 7.58 points to trade at 209.68 in late trade. Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) declined 2.86% or 5.20 points to end at 176.35 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) shed 2.19% or 3.04 points to 135.79.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR ) which rose 11.48% to 19.91, State Street Corp (NYSE: STT ) which was up 8.96% to settle at 58.84 and Quanta Services Inc (NYSE: PWR ) which gained 7.89% to close at 38.27.

The worst performers were MarketAxess Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: MKTX ) which was down 7.47% to 342.06 in late trade, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE: CMG ) which lost 6.15% to settle at 787.98 and CME Group Inc (NASDAQ: CME ) which was down 4.71% to 205.43 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Francescas Holdings (NASDAQ: FRAN ) which rose 101.55% to 10.40, 111 Inc (NASDAQ: YI ) which was up 62.01% to settle at 4.99 and YRC Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ: YRCW ) which gained 34.11% to close at 3.46.

The worst performers were Sonim Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: SONM ) which was down 46.74% to 3.76 in late trade, MYnd Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: EMMA ) which lost 38.31% to settle at 2.77 and FuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL ) which was down 33.83% to 0.423 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1794 to 1145 and 100 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1779 rose and 875 declined, while 78 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.46% to 15.20.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.16% or 17.50 to $1493.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.10% or 0.06 to hit $57.91 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.08% or 0.05 to trade at $62.72 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.00% to 1.1043, while USD/JPY fell 0.00% to 107.53.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 98.252.

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