U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.45%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.45%

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

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.45%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.37%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ), which rose 1.37% or 2.34 points to trade at 172.99 at the close. Visa Inc (NYSE: V ) added 1.07% or 1.15 points to end at 108.58 and Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ) was up 0.85% or 0.82 points to 97.83 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which lost 2.72% or 3.00 points to trade at 107.22 in late trade. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) declined 2.36% or 1.05 points to end at 43.44 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) shed 1.55% or 0.80 points to 50.92.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Delphi Automotive plc (NYSE: DLPH ) which rose 10.78% to 56.50, Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ: MU ) which was up 3.28% to settle at 41.21 and eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY ) which gained 3.11% to close at 36.81.

The worst performers were Edison International (NYSE: EIX ) which was down 12.78% to 70.00 in late trade, Robert Half International Inc (NYSE: RHI ) which lost 5.95% to settle at 53.29 and Mattel Inc (NASDAQ: MAT ) which was down 5.34% to 15.95 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Neuralstem Inc (NASDAQ: CUR ) which rose 175.89% to 3.0900, Biocept Inc (NASDAQ: BIOC ) which was up 66.67% to settle at 1.150 and Revance The (NASDAQ: RVNC ) which gained 33.65% to close at 34.75.

The worst performers were Galectin Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: GALT ) which was down 30.65% to 1.720 in late trade, Pyxis Tankers Inc (NASDAQ: PXS ) which lost 26.65% to settle at 4.9000 and Spi Energy Co Ltd (NASDAQ: SPI ) which was down 24.32% to 0.67 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1981 to 1136 and 98 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1632 fell and 898 advanced, while 130 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 3.17% to 11.31.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.70% or 9.00 to $1268.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.35% or 0.20 to hit $57.67 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.74% or 0.46 to trade at $62.91 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.35% to 1.1825, while USD/JPY rose 0.14% to 112.57.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 93.28.

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