U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.55%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.55%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Consumer Goods , Technology and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.55%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.17%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.50%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ), which rose 2.57% or 10.18 points to trade at 406.34 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) added 2.39% or 3.93 points to end at 168.28 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) was up 2.19% or 9.59 points to 447.13 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which lost 2.03% or 3.13 points to trade at 151.03 in late trade. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) declined 1.83% or 5.42 points to end at 291.42 and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) shed 1.47% or 0.73 points to 49.10.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ: DLTR ) which rose 9.17% to 144.71, APA Corporation (NASDAQ: APA ) which was up 7.31% to settle at 28.47 and Nov Inc (NYSE: NOV ) which gained 6.87% to close at 12.92.

The worst performers were Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY ) which was down 12.31% to 121.01 in late trade, Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE: A ) which lost 4.91% to settle at 154.78 and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM ) which was down 4.56% to 42.51 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Aptevo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: APVO ) which rose 160.96% to 16.91, Pasithea Therapeutics Corp (NASDAQ: KTTA ) which was up 153.39% to settle at 5.60 and Qualigen Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: QLGN ) which gained 104.00% to close at 2.550.

The worst performers were Society Pass Inc (NASDAQ: SOPA ) which was down 71.32% to 11.18 in late trade, Longeveron LLC (NASDAQ: LGVN ) which lost 38.94% to settle at 17.220 and Enjoy Technology Inc (NASDAQ: ENJY ) which was down 33.54% to 4.300 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1692 to 1585 and 118 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2140 fell and 1622 advanced, while 183 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.10% to 19.38 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.88% or 15.95 to $1790.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 2.64% or 2.03 to hit $78.78 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 3.55% or 2.83 to trade at $82.53 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1249, while USD/JPY rose 0.24% to 115.14.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 96.498.

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