U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.75%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.75%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Utilities , Financials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.75%, while the S&P 500 index declined 1.01%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.98%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ), which rose 2.08% or 0.64 points to trade at 31.36 at the close. Boeing Company (NYSE: BA ) added 0.55% or 0.69 points to end at 127.03 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) was up 0.33% or 0.36 points to 108.95 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ), which lost 1.99% or 0.56 points to trade at 27.58 in late trade. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) declined 1.89% or 2.45 points to end at 127.04 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) shed 1.70% or 1.68 points to 97.00.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM ) which rose 3.80% to 27.30, Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) which was up 2.08% to settle at 31.36 and PulteGroup Inc (NYSE: PHM ) which gained 2.03% to close at 17.56.

The worst performers were Allergan Plc (NYSE: AGN ) which was down 14.77% to 236.55 in late trade, Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN ) which lost 8.23% to settle at 7.81 and Baxalta Inc (NYSE: BXLT ) which was down 7.39% to 38.50 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were DragonWave Inc (NASDAQ: DRWI ) which rose 46.96% to 8.7000, China Cmrcl (NASDAQ: CCCR ) which was up 40.53% to settle at 0.5201 and Origin Agritech Limited (NASDAQ: SEED ) which gained 30.99% to close at 1.750.

The worst performers were Pacific Sunwear of California Inc (NASDAQ: PSUN ) which was down 78.20% to 0.0762 in late trade, OptimumBank Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: OPHC ) which lost 28.05% to settle at 3.720 and RLJ Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: RLJE ) which was down 19.87% to 0.6250 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2289 to 1041 and 33 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1803 fell and 771 advanced, while 64 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 8.85% to 15.37.

In commodities trading, Gold for June delivery was up 1.02% or 12.40 to $1231.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.78% or 0.28 to hit $35.98 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.80% or 0.30 to trade at $37.99 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.04% to 1.1386, while USD/JPY fell 0.96% to 110.27.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.02% at 94.61.

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