U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.31%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.31%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Utilities , Oil & Gas and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.31%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.32%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 1.97% or 6.43 points to trade at 332.16 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) added 1.32% or 3.03 points to end at 233.25 and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) was up 1.24% or 1.89 points to 154.57 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ), which lost 2.04% or 5.20 points to trade at 249.76 in late trade. Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) declined 1.72% or 1.35 points to end at 76.95 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) shed 1.50% or 2.07 points to 135.50.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were DXC Technology Co (NYSE: DXC ) which rose 9.15% to 31.15, Apartment Investment and Management Co (NYSE: AIV ) which was up 5.41% to settle at 6.23 and L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB ) which gained 5.39% to close at 62.98.

The worst performers were Illumina Inc (NASDAQ: ILMN ) which was down 6.65% to 368.74 in late trade, MarketAxess Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: MKTX ) which lost 3.95% to settle at 496.26 and Newmont Goldcorp Corp (NYSE: NEM ) which was down 3.65% to 59.89 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were VirTra Inc (NASDAQ: VTSI ) which rose 66.74% to 7.97, Color Star Technology Co Ltd (NASDAQ: CSCW ) which was up 33.58% to settle at 1.790 and Discovery Communications B Inc (NASDAQ: DISCB ) which gained 32.60% to close at 72.00.

The worst performers were Recon Technology Ltd (NASDAQ: RCON ) which was down 30.15% to 6.000 in late trade, ThredUp Inc (NASDAQ: TDUP ) which lost 29.81% to settle at 22.04 and SeaChange International Inc (NASDAQ: SEAC ) which was down 28.85% to 1.48 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1842 to 1186 and 105 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1993 rose and 1177 declined, while 97 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.26% to 19.65.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.82% or 31.15 to $1683.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.79% or 1.10 to hit $60.46 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.32% or 0.86 to trade at $64.06 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.38% to 1.1717, while USD/JPY rose 0.52% to 110.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.38% at 93.312.

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