U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.46%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.46%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology , Telecoms and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.46%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.81%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 1.61%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ), which rose 0.93% or 0.81 points to trade at 88.05 at the close. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ) added 0.68% or 0.51 points to end at 76.01 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) was up 0.54% or 0.82 points to 152.24 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ), which lost 1.99% or 0.91 points to trade at 44.84 in late trade. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) declined 1.87% or 1.32 points to end at 69.21 and Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) shed 1.49% or 0.48 points to 31.76.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE: SIG ) which rose 4.56% to 63.00, Darden Restaurants Inc (NYSE: DRI ) which was up 2.90% to settle at 92.69 and Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK ) which gained 2.78% to close at 4.800.

The worst performers were Arconic Inc (NYSE: ARNC ) which was down 9.04% to 21.84 in late trade, Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX ) which lost 6.79% to settle at 39.51 and Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) which was down 4.11% to 151.03 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Dextera Surgical Inc (NASDAQ: DXTR ) which rose 29.62% to 0.3453, Moleculin Biotech Inc (NASDAQ: MBRX ) which was up 30.26% to settle at 1.98 and Applied DNA Sciences Inc (NASDAQ: APDN ) which gained 25.71% to close at 1.760.

The worst performers were Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK ) which was down 30.00% to 2.10 in late trade, Alder Bioph (NASDAQ: ALDR ) which lost 27.94% to settle at 13.47 and Neothetics Inc (NASDAQ: NEOT ) which was down 23.73% to 0.54 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2077 to 1047 and 131 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1624 fell and 854 advanced, while 140 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 12.22% to 11.11.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.24% or 3.03 to $1249.43 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.87% or 0.81 to hit $44.19 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.87% or 0.86 to trade at $46.90 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 1.48% to 1.1346, while USD/JPY rose 0.45% to 112.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 1.04% at 96.10.

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