U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.93%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.93%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Consumer Goods , Utilities and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.93%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.84%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ), which rose 0.66% or 1.07 points to trade at 163.71 at the close. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) fell 0.01% or 0.02 points to end at 354.88 and Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) was down 0.12% or 0.05 points to 41.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ), which lost 2.25% or 5.57 points to trade at 242.06 in late trade. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) declined 2.24% or 1.00 points to end at 43.57 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) shed 2.09% or 2.23 points to 104.46.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD ) which rose 9.80% to 29.03, Total System Services Inc (NYSE: TSS ) which was up 4.75% to settle at 118.84 and Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ: ATVI ) which gained 2.86% to close at 43.50.

The worst performers were Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ: KHC ) which was down 6.59% to 29.06 in late trade, Pacific Gas & Electric Co (NYSE: PCG ) which lost 5.84% to settle at 17.73 and Perrigo Company PLC (NYSE: PRGO ) which was down 5.70% to 44.65 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Soliton Inc (NASDAQ: SOLY ) which rose 148.17% to 14.2200, Exela Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: XELA ) which was up 43.11% to settle at 2.39 and Yintech Investment Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: YIN ) which gained 27.51% to close at 6.35.

The worst performers were Kezar Life Sciences Inc (NASDAQ: KZR ) which was down 41.39% to 9.90 in late trade, GWG Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: GWGH ) which lost 21.32% to settle at 11.00 and AGM Group Holdings Inc Class A (NASDAQ: AGMH ) which was down 17.69% to 14.05 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2020 to 970 and 106 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1687 fell and 976 advanced, while 88 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 10.41% to 17.50.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.39% or 4.95 to $1278.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.72% or 0.42 to hit $59.05 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.06% or 0.04 to trade at $68.68 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1162, while USD/JPY rose 0.01% to 109.38.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.39% at 97.855.

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