U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.36%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.36%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.36%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.87%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which rose 0.81% or 1.74 points to trade at 215.63 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) added 0.54% or 0.73 points to end at 137.13 and Honeywell International Inc (NYSE: HON ) was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 points to 230.94 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which lost 3.10% or 10.57 points to trade at 330.55 in late trade. The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE: TRV ) declined 3.05% or 4.93 points to end at 156.74 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) shed 2.67% or 4.23 points to 154.45.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were NortonLifeLock Inc (NASDAQ: NLOK ) which rose 10.77% to 23.35, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX ) which was up 4.77% to settle at 44.78 and Arconic Corp (NYSE: ARNC ) which gained 2.94% to close at 36.44.

The worst performers were Hanesbrands Inc (NYSE: HBI ) which was down 12.01% to 19.27 in late trade, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) which lost 7.92% to settle at 24.52 and Pioneer Natural Resources Co (NYSE: PXD ) which was down 5.89% to 157.71 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Bridgford Foods Corporation (NASDAQ: BRID ) which rose 50.95% to 21.42, Sequential Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ: SQBG ) which was up 36.19% to settle at 13.1700 and Saga Communications Inc (NASDAQ: SGA ) which gained 34.04% to close at 28.31.

The worst performers were Larimar Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: LRMR ) which was down 35.67% to 8.440 in late trade, Alset Ehome International Inc (NASDAQ: AEI ) which lost 34.38% to settle at 4.16 and Rackspace Technology Inc (NASDAQ: RXT ) which was down 20.82% to 19.02 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2356 to 880 and 93 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1947 fell and 1428 advanced, while 106 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 11.09% to 21.84 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.04% or 0.75 to $1838.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.75% or 0.49 to hit $65.41 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.51% or 0.35 to trade at $68.67 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.15% to 1.2147, while USD/JPY fell 0.11% to 108.66.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 90.168.

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