U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.13%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.13%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.13%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.23%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which rose 1.64% or 2.71 points to trade at 168.06 at the close. Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO ) added 1.52% or 0.71 points to end at 47.43 and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX ) was up 1.48% or 1.73 points to 118.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ), which lost 5.89% or 1.12 points to trade at 17.90 in late trade. DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ) declined 2.15% or 1.51 points to end at 68.57 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) shed 1.51% or 2.63 points to 171.34.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE: AAP ) which rose 16.33% to 95.72, Envision Healthcare Corp (NYSE: EVHC ) which was up 10.29% to settle at 28.52 and Mattel Inc (NASDAQ: MAT ) which gained 5.10% to close at 18.54.

The worst performers were Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX ) which was down 7.07% to 29.82 in late trade, Range Resources Corporation (NYSE: RRC ) which lost 6.62% to settle at 17.35 and EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT ) which was down 6.16% to 60.60 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were MoSys Inc (NASDAQ: MOSY ) which rose 112.42% to 1.4500, Veritone Inc (NASDAQ: VERI ) which was up 37.74% to settle at 28.98 and Ossen Innovation Co Ltd (NASDAQ: OSN ) which gained 34.76% to close at 2.8300.

The worst performers were root9B Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: RTNB ) which was down 40.16% to 0.3351 in late trade, Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc (NASDAQ: EXXI ) which lost 34.25% to settle at 5.4900 and China Recycling Energy Corp (NASDAQ: CREG ) which was down 27.99% to 3.8600 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1880 to 1249 and 102 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1368 fell and 1153 advanced, while 122 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.70% to 11.58 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.15% or 1.94 to $1280.84 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.57% or 1.46 to hit $55.30 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 2.23% or 1.41 to trade at $61.75 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 1.08% to 1.1793, while USD/JPY fell 0.16% to 113.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.70% at 93.74.

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