U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.15%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.15%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Healthcare and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Telecoms , Industrials and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.15% to hit a new 1-month low, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.08%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ), which rose 1.68% or 2.70 points to trade at 163.27 at the close. Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) added 0.91% or 3.01 points to end at 334.22 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) was up 0.59% or 1.41 points to 240.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which lost 4.17% or 7.44 points to trade at 171.17 in late trade. 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) declined 1.17% or 2.11 points to end at 178.42 and Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) shed 1.16% or 0.65 points to 55.53.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR ) which rose 8.45% to 17.72, ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP ) which was up 3.96% to settle at 59.33 and AutoZone Inc (NYSE: AZO ) which gained 3.65% to close at 1643.07.

The worst performers were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) which was down 4.17% to 171.17 in late trade, Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ: ATVI ) which lost 4.13% to settle at 73.03 and Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN ) which was down 4.07% to 78.77 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK ) which rose 99.23% to 2.5900, Helbiz Inc (NASDAQ: HLBZ ) which was up 96.17% to settle at 28.17 and Ensysce Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: ENSC ) which gained 53.75% to close at 4.72.

The worst performers were Edesa Biotech Inc (NASDAQ: EDSA ) which was down 29.87% to 8.360 in late trade, Discovery Communications B Inc (NASDAQ: DISCB ) which lost 29.08% to settle at 47.87 and Ucloudlink Group Inc (NASDAQ: UCL ) which was down 17.72% to 5.06 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1729 to 1417 and 115 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1973 rose and 1529 declined, while 143 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.25% to 24.36.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.64% or 11.35 to $1775.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.71% or 0.50 to hit $70.64 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.80% or 0.59 to trade at $74.51 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.00% to 1.1725, while USD/JPY fell 0.18% to 109.19.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 93.213.

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