U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.50%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.50%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Oil & Gas and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Utilities , Healthcare and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.50% to hit a new 52-week low, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.38%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 5.44% or 6.30 points to trade at 122.16 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) added 0.92% or 2.23 points to end at 244.49 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) was up 0.67% or 0.88 points to 132.76 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ), which lost 3.12% or 4.31 points to trade at 133.84 in late trade. Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO ) declined 2.74% or 1.67 points to end at 59.23 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) shed 1.69% or 7.95 points to 461.75.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX ) which rose 14.41% to 229.95, Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL ) which was up 10.41% to settle at 70.72 and CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE: CF ) which gained 7.94% to close at 93.25.

The worst performers were Baxter International Inc (NYSE: BAX ) which was down 5.71% to 67.48 in late trade, Pool Corporation (NASDAQ: POOL ) which lost 5.27% to settle at 349.44 and American Water Works (NYSE: AWK ) which was down 5.11% to 133.47 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Comera Life Sciences Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CMRA ) which rose 126.50% to 2.65, ShiftPixy Inc (NASDAQ: PIXY ) which was up 53.38% to settle at 0.35 and Cosmos Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: COSM ) which gained 50.41% to close at 0.70.

The worst performers were Outset Medical Inc (NASDAQ: OM ) which was down 34.05% to 13.46 in late trade, Redbox Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: RDBX ) which lost 33.92% to settle at 10.09 and Calithera Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: CALA ) which was down 30.95% to 0.14 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2049 to 1184 and 132 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2169 fell and 1711 advanced, while 245 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.91% to 32.69.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.21% or 22.20 to $1,809.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.98% or 2.40 to hit $118.53 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.24% or 1.52 to trade at $120.75 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.05% to 1.04, while USD/JPY rose 0.66% to 135.29.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 105.30.

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