U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.34%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.34%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Technology and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.34%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.24%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which rose 2.04% or 3.07 points to trade at 153.35 at the close. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) added 1.92% or 5.25 points to end at 279.00 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) was up 0.84% or 1.45 points to 174.91 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which lost 2.38% or 1.27 points to trade at 52.17 in late trade. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ) declined 2.33% or 4.81 points to end at 201.89 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) shed 1.63% or 0.85 points to 51.33.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM ) which rose 9.61% to 48.69, VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC ) which was up 4.22% to settle at 72.30 and Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F ) which gained 3.64% to close at 15.64.

The worst performers were HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ ) which was down 4.08% to 26.55 in late trade, Citrix Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CTXS ) which lost 3.94% to settle at 90.95 and Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ: MU ) which was down 3.61% to 66.72 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were NRX Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: NRXP ) which rose 61.06% to 10.92, Tiptree Inc (NASDAQ: TIPT ) which was up 32.28% to settle at 14.220 and Nutriband Inc (NASDAQ: NTRB ) which gained 31.08% to close at 9.70.

The worst performers were Revance The (NASDAQ: RVNC ) which was down 25.09% to 20.45 in late trade, Sphere 3D Corp (NASDAQ: ANY ) which lost 15.10% to settle at 7.030 and Columbia Banking System Inc (NASDAQ: COLB ) which was down 14.23% to 33.68 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1913 to 1268 and 137 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2143 rose and 1434 declined, while 167 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.75% to 19.85.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.30% or 5.35 to $1761.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.04% or 0.03 to hit $80.55 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.44% or 0.37 to trade at $83.28 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.17% to 1.1531, while USD/JPY rose 0.30% to 113.64.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 94.517.

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