U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.80%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.80%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Services and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Financials , Industrials and Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.80%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.30%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which rose 3.41% or 8.26 points to trade at 250.24 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) added 1.46% or 3.07 points to end at 213.15 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) was up 1.30% or 1.49 points to 116.54 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 3.49% or 5.62 points to trade at 155.21 in late trade. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) declined 3.28% or 1.22 points to end at 35.99 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) shed 3.27% or 5.34 points to 157.86.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE: HOG ) which rose 21.93% to 35.36, Xilinx Inc (NASDAQ: XLNX ) which was up 8.53% to settle at 124.32 and F5 Networks Inc (NASDAQ: FFIV ) which gained 8.44% to close at 136.17.

The worst performers were Franklin Resources Inc (NYSE: BEN ) which was down 13.62% to 19.73 in late trade, Raytheon Technologies Corp (NYSE: RTX ) which lost 7.12% to settle at 56.48 and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) which was down 6.94% to 131.87 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Scholar Rock Holding Corp (NASDAQ: SRRK ) which rose 120.34% to 30.23, Insignia Systems Inc (NASDAQ: ISIG ) which was up 34.75% to settle at 1.2800 and Naked Brand Group Ltd (NASDAQ: NAKD ) which gained 28.31% to close at 0.091.

The worst performers were Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: CATB ) which was down 70.99% to 1.55 in late trade, Liquid Media Group Ltd (NASDAQ: YVR ) which lost 20.00% to settle at 1.480 and Kala Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: KALA ) which was down 18.72% to 6.28 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1975 to 908 and 81 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1656 fell and 1073 advanced, while 81 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 2.74% to 33.35 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.23% or 4.35 to $1910.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.93% or 0.36 to hit $38.92 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.17% or 0.07 to trade at $41.09 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.08% to 1.1786, while USD/JPY rose 0.04% to 104.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 93.030.

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