U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.67%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.67%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Utilities , Healthcare and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.67%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.57%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 3.21% or 6.50 points to trade at 208.90 at the close. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) added 2.40% or 5.99 points to end at 255.88 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE: MRK ) was up 1.55% or 1.24 points to 81.42 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ), which lost 9.02% or 3.98 points to trade at 40.12 in late trade. Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) declined 2.64% or 7.37 points to end at 272.20 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) shed 2.45% or 2.91 points to 115.76.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Kohls Corp (NYSE: KSS ) which rose 10.48% to 28.89, Capri Holdings Ltd (NYSE: CPRI ) which was up 8.76% to settle at 32.78 and Macy’s Inc (NYSE: M ) which gained 8.48% to close at 8.70.

The worst performers were Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) which was down 9.02% to 40.12 in late trade, CVS Health Corp (NYSE: CVS ) which lost 8.78% to settle at 67.02 and Boston Scientific Corp (NYSE: BSX ) which was down 8.55% to 34.78 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Riot Blockchain Inc (NASDAQ: RIOT ) which rose 48.78% to 6.100, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: LXRX ) which was up 37.21% to settle at 1.77 and Miragen Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MGEN ) which gained 30.39% to close at 20.5500.

The worst performers were Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: BCLI ) which was down 66.08% to 4.05 in late trade, Westwater Resources Inc (NASDAQ: WWR ) which lost 21.37% to settle at 4.930 and Goodrx Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: GDRX ) which was down 20.95% to 36.93 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1540 to 1356 and 95 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1388 fell and 1373 advanced, while 84 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.34% to 23.20.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.16% or 3.05 to $1884.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.27% or 0.11 to hit $41.45 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.09% or 0.04 to trade at $43.86 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1862, while USD/JPY fell 0.35% to 104.19.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 92.438.

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