U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.40%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.40%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Financials , Utilities and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Healthcare and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.40%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.15%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), which rose 1.59% or 0.74 points to trade at 47.39 at the close. American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) added 1.29% or 1.37 points to end at 107.86 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) was up 0.83% or 0.77 points to 93.47 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE: XOM ), which lost 2.29% or 1.83 points to trade at 78.00 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) declined 2.11% or 7.52 points to end at 349.51 and Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) shed 1.74% or 2.04 points to 115.35.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE: AAP ) which rose 10.57% to 184.72, General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ) which was up 7.70% to settle at 8.61 and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) which gained 5.15% to close at 199.31.

The worst performers were Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY ) which was down 5.66% to 8.16 in late trade, Tyson Foods Inc (NYSE: TSN ) which lost 5.58% to settle at 58.17 and Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL ) which was down 5.53% to 32.27 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Pyxis Tankers Inc (NASDAQ: PXS ) which rose 53.89% to 2.9700, EyeGate Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: EYEG ) which was up 34.66% to settle at 0.420 and Hudson Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: HDSN ) which gained 32.96% to close at 0.960.

The worst performers were EverQuote Inc Class A (NASDAQ: EVER ) which was down 43.49% to 6.73 in late trade, PHI Inc (NASDAQ: PHIIK ) which lost 25.27% to settle at 4.76 and CTI Industries Corporation (NASDAQ: CTIB ) which was down 24.30% to 3.02 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1624 to 1451 and 78 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1312 fell and 1310 advanced, while 93 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.10% to 20.02.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.16% or 1.90 to $1203.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 7.99% or 4.79 to hit $55.14 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 7.16% or 5.02 to trade at $65.10 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.61% to 1.1288, while USD/JPY fell 0.04% to 113.79.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.39% at 97.00.

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