U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.09%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.09%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Consumer Services and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Consumer Goods and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.09%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.02%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which rose 0.91% or 0.98 points to trade at 108.73 at the close. Honeywell International Inc (NASDAQ: HON ) added 0.75% or 1.72 points to end at 229.91 and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) was up 0.72% or 1.07 points to 149.09 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ), which lost 1.15% or 1.57 points to trade at 134.84 in late trade. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) declined 1.04% or 0.57 points to end at 53.99 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) shed 0.87% or 1.43 points to 163.41.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG ) which rose 4.49% to 36.06, News Corp B (NASDAQ: NWS ) which was up 3.82% to settle at 25.29 and Xerox Corp (NYSE: XRX ) which gained 3.07% to close at 24.81.

The worst performers were Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ: MU ) which was down 4.16% to 80.54 in late trade, CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE: CMS ) which lost 3.93% to settle at 60.33 and Discovery Inc Class A (NASDAQ: DISCA ) which was down 3.87% to 30.03 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Clover Health Investments Corp (NASDAQ: CLOV ) which rose 85.32% to 22.09, Nextdecade Corp (NASDAQ: NEXT ) which was up 58.62% to settle at 5.52 and Ast Spacemobile Inc (NASDAQ: ASTS ) which gained 50.75% to close at 12.09.

The worst performers were Opera Ltd (NASDAQ: OPRA ) which was down 23.25% to 9.01 in late trade, Hookipa Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: HOOK ) which lost 19.32% to settle at 10.69 and Aclaris Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ACRS ) which was down 16.22% to 18.750 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2004 to 1174 and 137 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2116 rose and 1258 declined, while 145 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.96% to 17.07.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.17% or 3.15 to $1895.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.44% or 1.00 to hit $70.23 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.22% or 0.87 to trade at $72.36 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.13% to 1.2173, while USD/JPY rose 0.23% to 109.50.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 90.118.

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