U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.72%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.72%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Industrials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.72%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.31%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ), which rose 0.78% or 0.38 points to trade at 48.81 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) added 0.77% or 0.86 points to end at 113.01 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) was up 0.65% or 0.66 points to 102.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which lost 2.45% or 8.90 points to trade at 355.02 in late trade. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT ) declined 1.71% or 2.72 points to end at 156.20 and DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ) shed 1.69% or 1.16 points to 67.47.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ: MU ) which rose 6.40% to 59.03, TJX Companies Inc (NYSE: TJX ) which was up 3.25% to settle at 87.45 and Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB ) which gained 3.20% to close at 31.89.

The worst performers were AutoZone Inc (NYSE: AZO ) which was down 9.49% to 602.00 in late trade, Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS ) which lost 7.42% to settle at 60.61 and Macy’s Inc (NYSE: M ) which was down 4.31% to 33.12 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Forward Pharma A S (NASDAQ: FWP ) which rose 85.91% to 4.09, Clean Diesel Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: CDTI ) which was up 64.30% to settle at 1.0200 and LM Funding America Inc (NASDAQ: LMFA ) which gained 30.08% to close at 0.81.

The worst performers were Adomani Inc (NASDAQ: ADOM ) which was down 20.00% to 1.36 in late trade, Alliance MMA Inc (NASDAQ: AMMA ) which lost 18.06% to settle at 0.50 and Ardelyx Inc (NASDAQ: ARDX ) which was down 19.47% to 4.55 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1869 to 1187 and 136 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1481 fell and 1077 advanced, while 115 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.84% to 13.19.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.01% or 0.10 to $1290.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.44% or 0.32 to hit $72.03 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.20% or 0.16 to trade at $79.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1780, while USD/JPY fell 0.12% to 110.93.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 93.50.

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