U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.84%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.84%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.84% to hit a new 1-month low, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.57%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ), which rose 0.94% or 2.80 points to trade at 299.79 at the close. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) added 0.10% or 0.26 points to end at 254.37 and Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO ) was up 0.07% or 0.04 points to 55.69 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ), which lost 1.95% or 0.96 points to trade at 48.22 in late trade. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) declined 1.88% or 3.87 points to end at 202.33 and Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) shed 1.81% or 1.77 points to 96.20.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE: ZBH ) which rose 4.74% to 147.68, Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX ) which was up 2.54% to settle at 387.34 and Perrigo Company PLC (NYSE: PRGO ) which gained 2.40% to close at 46.04.

The worst performers were Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN ) which was down 10.85% to 92.25 in late trade, Comcast Corp (NASDAQ: CMCSA ) which lost 7.30% to settle at 55.59 and DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH ) which was down 5.11% to 42.00 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Communications Systems Inc (NASDAQ: JCS ) which rose 38.59% to 9.410, Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN ) which was up 26.73% to settle at 0.7363 and Gaucho Group Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: VINO ) which gained 25.80% to close at 3.950.

The worst performers were Aterian Inc (NASDAQ: ATER ) which was down 39.04% to 10.96 in late trade, Support.com Inc (NASDAQ: SPRT ) which lost 38.22% to settle at 11.800 and Virpax Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: VRPX ) which was down 37.74% to 6.070 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2285 to 946 and 127 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2589 fell and 1005 advanced, while 140 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.46% to 19.46.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.70% or 12.65 to $1807.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $70.45 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.18% or 0.13 to trade at $73.64 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.1806, while USD/JPY fell 0.30% to 109.64.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 92.625.

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