U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.56%

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U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.56%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology , Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.56%, while the S&P 500 index lost 2.01%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 2.98%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ), which rose 1.61% or 2.37 points to trade at 149.94 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ) added 0.59% or 0.31 points to end at 52.53 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) was up 0.55% or 2.78 points to 508.44 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ), which lost 6.99% or 7.72 points to trade at 102.78 in late trade. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) declined 5.43% or 9.85 points to end at 171.46 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ) shed 4.44% or 12.54 points to 270.15.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES ) which rose 5.57% to 112.92, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) which was up 4.77% to settle at 61.71 and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO ) which gained 4.37% to close at 24.13.

The worst performers were Etsy Inc (NASDAQ: ETSY ) which was down 8.20% to 74.04 in late trade, Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ: ENPH ) which lost 7.53% to settle at 190.65 and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) which was down 6.99% to 102.78 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Agile Thrpe (NASDAQ: AGRX ) which rose 89.76% to 2.41, Endo International PLC (NASDAQ: ENDP ) which was up 85.33% to settle at 0.71 and HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM ) which gained 52.17% to close at 0.84.

The worst performers were Cognyte Software Ltd (NASDAQ: CGNT ) which was down 28.66% to 4.58 in late trade, Phoenix Motor Inc (NASDAQ: PEV ) which lost 25.26% to settle at 5.00 and Wavedancer Inc (NASDAQ: WAVD ) which was down 24.86% to 1.30 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2193 to 983 and 122 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2785 fell and 1024 advanced, while 206 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.23% to 28.36.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.19% or 3.45 to $1,821.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.99% or 2.18 to hit $111.75 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 2.52% or 2.80 to trade at $113.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.59% to 1.05, while USD/JPY rose 0.58% to 136.21.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.57% at 104.27.

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