U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.05%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.05%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Industrials , Utilities and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.05%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.03%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ), which rose 1.22% or 1.54 points to trade at 127.28 at the close. Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO ) added 1.22% or 0.69 points to end at 57.11 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) was up 1.21% or 0.68 points to 56.83 in late trade.

Biggest losers included United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX ), which lost 3.96% or 5.07 points to trade at 122.94 in late trade. Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) declined 1.45% or 1.99 points to end at 135.08 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) shed 1.26% or 4.47 points to 349.33.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE: SIG ) which rose 3.72% to 19.81, Albemarle Corp (NYSE: ALB ) which was up 3.52% to settle at 73.43 and Schlumberger NV (NYSE: SLB ) which gained 3.44% to close at 36.69.

The worst performers were Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN ) which was down 5.11% to 177.62 in late trade, L3 Technologies Inc (NYSE: LLL ) which lost 4.39% to settle at 243.32 and Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS ) which was down 4.28% to 188.17 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Jaguar Health Inc (NASDAQ: JAGX ) which rose 35.92% to 10.140, China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Ltd (NASDAQ: CNTF ) which was up 35.91% to settle at 0.5299 and ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: CTRV ) which gained 35.71% to close at 9.5000.

The worst performers were Insys Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: INSY ) which was down 77.67% to 0.14 in late trade, Legacy Reserves Inc (NASDAQ: LGCY ) which lost 58.27% to settle at 0.11 and Cymabay Therapeu (NASDAQ: CBAY ) which was down 45.45% to 6.050 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1514 to 1456 and 107 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1476 fell and 1180 advanced, while 87 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.31% to 15.99.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.10% or 1.35 to $1330.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.30% or 0.16 to hit $53.10 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $62.09 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1336, while USD/JPY rose 0.04% to 108.54.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 96.662.

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