U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.27%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.27%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Consumer Goods , Technology and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.27%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.20%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.71%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which rose 2.20% or 2.38 points to trade at 110.35 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) added 1.53% or 2.51 points to end at 166.32 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) was up 0.86% or 1.32 points to 154.57 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which lost 1.50% or 3.70 points to trade at 242.56 in late trade. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) declined 1.46% or 2.30 points to end at 155.27 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) shed 1.33% or 2.37 points to 175.81.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FANG ) which rose 5.11% to 90.86, Helmerich and Payne Inc (NYSE: HP ) which was up 4.35% to settle at 34.56 and Nov Inc (NYSE: NOV ) which gained 4.16% to close at 17.51.

The worst performers were Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc (NYSE: ARE ) which was down 5.05% to 183.75 in late trade, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX ) which lost 4.74% to settle at 37.61 and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ: TTWO ) which was down 4.35% to 178.62 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Alfi Inc (NASDAQ: ALF ) which rose 102.05% to 6.89, Torchlight Energ (NASDAQ: TRCH ) which was up 41.34% to settle at 5.0600 and Clearside Biomedical Inc (NASDAQ: CLSD ) which gained 38.08% to close at 4.170.

The worst performers were PDS Biotechnology Corp (NASDAQ: PDSB ) which was down 28.58% to 9.185 in late trade, NXT-ID Inc (NASDAQ: NXTD ) which lost 20.90% to settle at 1.0600 and Sage Therapeutic (NASDAQ: SAGE ) which was down 19.41% to 58.72 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1709 to 1474 and 112 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2253 fell and 1229 advanced, while 123 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.84% to 17.02.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.31% or 5.75 to $1860.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 2.00% or 1.42 to hit $72.30 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.78% or 1.30 to trade at $74.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.09% to 1.2128, while USD/JPY fell 0.00% to 110.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 90.480.

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