U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.51%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.51%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology , Consumer Services and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.51%, while the S&P 500 index lost 1.83%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 2.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ), which rose 0.48% or 1.04 points to trade at 215.71 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) added 0.41% or 0.93 points to end at 229.87 and Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) was up 0.33% or 0.42 points to 129.38 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which lost 6.97% or 26.54 points to trade at 354.40 in late trade. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) declined 4.19% or 6.62 points to end at 151.27 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) shed 2.66% or 1.63 points to 59.73.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ: ATVI ) which rose 25.88% to 82.31, Citrix Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CTXS ) which was up 5.43% to settle at 101.00 and CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE: CF ) which gained 2.72% to close at 68.25.

The worst performers were Moderna Inc (NASDAQ: MRNA ) which was down 8.85% to 186.61 in late trade, Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ: AMAT ) which lost 8.77% to settle at 152.36 and KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC ) which was down 7.20% to 412.98 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Brickell Biotech Inc (NASDAQ: BBI ) which rose 58.58% to 0.3300, DatChat Inc (NASDAQ: DATS ) which was up 38.75% to settle at 3.33 and NeuroMetrix Inc (NASDAQ: NURO ) which gained 29.47% to close at 6.370.

The worst performers were China SXT Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: SXTC ) which was down 58.77% to 0.2216 in late trade, Guardforce AI Co Ltd (NASDAQ: GFAI ) which lost 29.01% to settle at 1.15 and East Stone Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: ESSC ) which was down 28.19% to 11.16 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2766 to 538 and 99 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 3171 fell and 696 advanced, while 174 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 18.76% to 22.79.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.17% or 3.05 to $1813.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 3.10% or 2.58 to hit $85.88 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.14% or 0.12 to trade at $88.62 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1327, while USD/JPY fell 0.01% to 114.60.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.58% at 95.710.

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