U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.42%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.42%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Financials , Consumer Goods and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.42%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.28%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 1.06% or 3.54 points to trade at 337.28 at the close. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) added 0.66% or 1.54 points to end at 235.49 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) was up 0.61% or 0.88 points to 144.98 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ), which lost 2.66% or 2.44 points to trade at 89.20 in late trade. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) declined 1.70% or 2.35 points to end at 135.88 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) shed 1.67% or 1.00 points to 58.93.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA ) which rose 26.79% to 32.51, Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ: MU ) which was up 8.78% to settle at 58.27 and Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC ) which gained 6.77% to close at 67.66.

The worst performers were ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG ) which was down 3.58% to 32.32 in late trade, Constellation Brands Inc Class A (NYSE: STZ ) which lost 3.57% to settle at 183.60 and Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc (NYSE: ARE ) which was down 3.27% to 155.76 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Genetic Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ: GENE ) which rose 116.83% to 4.510, Cellect Biotechnology Ltd (NASDAQ: APOP ) which was up 69.70% to settle at 4.09 and Genprex Inc (NASDAQ: GNPX ) which gained 39.07% to close at 0.4200.

The worst performers were CTI Industries Corporation (NASDAQ: CTIB ) which was down 30.00% to 1.82 in late trade, Inpixon (NASDAQ: INPX ) which lost 25.78% to settle at 6.8100 and Zion Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ: ZN ) which was down 25.50% to 0.387 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1582 to 1257 and 78 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1441 fell and 1195 advanced, while 85 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.43% to 13.79.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.46% or 7.20 to $1576.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.95% or 0.60 to hit $62.67 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $68.29 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.1149, while USD/JPY rose 0.06% to 108.48.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 96.662.

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