U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.19%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.19%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology , Consumer Services and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.19%, while the S&P 500 index lost 1.22%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 2.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ), which rose 8.92% or 14.18 points to trade at 173.11 at the close. International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) added 5.65% or 7.28 points to end at 136.10 and Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) was up 4.25% or 5.41 points to 132.59 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which lost 3.43% or 7.64 points to trade at 215.39 in late trade. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) declined 2.66% or 7.88 points to end at 288.49 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) shed 2.65% or 1.39 points to 50.99.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) which rose 8.92% to 173.11, APA Corporation (NASDAQ: APA ) which was up 8.28% to settle at 33.07 and Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) which gained 8.12% to close at 36.77.

The worst performers were Nextera Energy Inc (NYSE: NEE ) which was down 8.33% to 75.10 in late trade, Monolithic Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ: MPWR ) which lost 6.75% to settle at 374.87 and Paycom Soft (NYSE: PAYC ) which was down 6.70% to 304.44 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Sierra Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: SRRA ) which rose 46.23% to 22.68, Aptorum Group Ltd Class A (NASDAQ: APM ) which was up 38.89% to settle at 2.250 and Exela Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: XELA ) which gained 32.95% to close at 0.5500.

The worst performers were Integrated Media Technology Ltd (NASDAQ: IMTE ) which was down 21.79% to 8.290 in late trade, Yoshitsu Co Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: TKLF ) which lost 16.42% to settle at 3.92 and AgileThought Inc (NASDAQ: AGIL ) which was down 15.94% to 4.270 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1844 to 1445 and 120 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2306 fell and 1585 advanced, while 178 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 4.21% to 31.16 a new 6-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.35% or 6.40 to $1848.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.20% or 1.83 to hit $85.14 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.06% or 0.05 to trade at $86.86 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1302, while USD/JPY rose 0.02% to 113.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 95.972.

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