U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.77%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.77%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.77%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.65%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 1.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ), which rose 3.94% or 1.48 points to trade at 39.02 at the close. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) added 2.11% or 0.84 points to end at 40.68 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) was up 1.24% or 1.56 points to 127.88 in late trade.

Biggest losers included 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ), which lost 4.85% or 7.91 points to trade at 155.33 in late trade. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) declined 3.14% or 1.38 points to end at 42.62 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) shed 2.49% or 5.01 points to 196.24.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE: NCLH ) which rose 6.28% to 14.22, Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC ) which was up 5.08% to settle at 8.28 and Ventas Inc (NYSE: VTR ) which gained 4.94% to close at 37.37.

The worst performers were Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE: LW ) which was down 11.46% to 62.42 in late trade, National Oilwell Varco Inc (NYSE: NOV ) which lost 11.01% to settle at 11.56 and F5 Networks Inc (NASDAQ: FFIV ) which was down 8.77% to 137.97 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Sypris Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SYPR ) which rose 123.29% to 1.6300, Golden Bull Ltd (NASDAQ: DNJR ) which was up 47.40% to settle at 2.8300 and Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: SBPH ) which gained 41.99% to close at 2.570.

The worst performers were MediciNova Inc (NASDAQ: MNOV ) which was down 32.73% to 7.40 in late trade, Nemaura Medical Inc (NASDAQ: NMRD ) which lost 27.92% to settle at 6.67 and Wilhelmina (NASDAQ: WHLM ) which was down 26.92% to 5.70 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1678 to 1342 and 101 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1850 fell and 901 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 2.83% to 25.44.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.02% or 19.60 to $1950.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.23% or 0.51 to hit $41.09 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.11% or 0.05 to trade at $43.62 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1718, while USD/JPY rose 0.03% to 105.11.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 93.710.

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