U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.48%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.48%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Utilities , Telecoms and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.48%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.10%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ), which rose 1.30% or 0.68 points to trade at 53.00 at the close. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) added 0.76% or 0.55 points to end at 72.51 and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) was up 0.59% or 0.90 points to 153.74 in late trade.

Biggest losers included EI du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE: DD ), which lost 2.62% or 1.76 points to trade at 65.41 in late trade. Boeing Company (NYSE: BA ) declined 2.38% or 3.07 points to end at 126.15 and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) shed 1.73% or 0.97 points to 55.22.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN ) which rose 4.67% to 13.67, Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX ) which was up 4.16% to settle at 22.56 and Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC ) which gained 3.45% to close at 46.54.

The worst performers were Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc (NYSE: CCE ) which was down 24.68% to 38.83 in late trade, Constellation Brands Inc (NYSE: STZ ) which lost 2.97% to settle at 153.15 and EI du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE: DD ) which was down 2.62% to 65.41 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were BOS Better Online Solutions (NASDAQ: BOSC ) which rose 87.56% to 4.070, Celator Pharm (NASDAQ: CPXX ) which was up 71.59% to settle at 30.08 and Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IMNP ) which gained 57.14% to close at 0.3300.

The worst performers were StemCells Inc (NASDAQ: STEM ) which was down 81.19% to 0.5700 in late trade, Paragon Shipping Inc (NASDAQ: PRGN ) which lost 18.49% to settle at 0.7499 and Sears Canada Inc (NASDAQ: SRSC ) which was down 16.37% to 2.810 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1780 to 1541 and 34 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1430 rose and 1142 declined, while 65 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 9.07% to 14.31.

In commodities trading, Gold for August delivery was up 0.07% or 0.85 to $1217.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.81% or 0.40 to hit $48.93 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.41% or 0.71 to trade at $49.65 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.08% to 1.1130, while USD/JPY fell 0.38% to 110.70.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.11% at 95.83.

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