Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Utilities and Basic Materials sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which rose 3.10% or 3.14 points to trade at 104.32 at the close. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) added 2.38% or 4.00 points to end at 172.20 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) was up 1.89% or 2.63 points to 141.56 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which lost 2.63% or 3.85 points to trade at 142.66 in late trade. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) declined 2.54% or 4.53 points to end at 173.76 and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) shed 2.48% or 3.50 points to 137.62.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Etsy Inc (NASDAQ: ETSY ) which rose 10.56% to 88.24, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE: NCLH ) which was up 9.97% to settle at 12.46 and Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR ) which gained 9.68% to close at 42.26.
The worst performers were Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL ) which was down 8.08% to 28.89 in late trade, APA Corporation (NASDAQ: APA ) which lost 7.41% to settle at 32.73 and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP ) which was down 6.97% to 84.64 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Enjoy Technology Inc (NASDAQ: ENJY ) which rose 81.50% to 0.31, Rubicon Technology Inc (NASDAQ: RBCN ) which was up 65.38% to settle at 15.05 and Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc (NASDAQ: FFIE ) which gained 48.73% to close at 5.28.
The worst performers were Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER ) which was down 33.41% to 3.09 in late trade, Ricebran Tech (NASDAQ: RIBT ) which lost 24.39% to settle at 0.43 and Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: STAF ) which was down 23.14% to 4.75 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1767 to 1404 and 131 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2335 rose and 1521 declined, while 211 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.04% to 27.54.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 2.02% or 36.35 to $1,765.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 8.11% or 8.79 to hit $99.64 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 9.25% or 10.50 to trade at $103.00 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 1.51% to 1.03, while USD/JPY rose 0.14% to 135.88.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 1.35% at 106.33.
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