Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Utilities , Telecoms and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD ), which rose 2.74% or 6.52 points to trade at 244.52 at the close. Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ ) added 2.03% or 1.01 points to end at 50.68 and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) was up 2.01% or 2.63 points to 133.80 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which lost 4.01% or 4.24 points to trade at 101.59 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) declined 3.76% or 4.67 points to end at 119.40 and Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) shed 2.38% or 4.93 points to 202.63.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were AutoZone Inc (NYSE: AZO ) which rose 5.82% to 1,910.22, O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ: ORLY ) which was up 5.02% to settle at 608.18 and Alliant Energy Corp (NASDAQ: LNT ) which gained 3.93% to close at 61.32.
The worst performers were Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE: NCLH ) which was down 11.99% to 13.29 in late trade, DexCom Inc (NASDAQ: DXCM ) which lost 11.05% to settle at 288.13 and Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR ) which was down 10.59% to 43.14 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Better Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: BTTX ) which rose 69.77% to 2.19, Scisparc Ltd (NASDAQ: SPRC ) which was up 42.86% to settle at 2.80 and Americas Car-Mart Inc (NASDAQ: CRMT ) which gained 30.76% to close at 99.98.
The worst performers were Genocea Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: GNCA ) which was down 72.69% to 0.06 in late trade, Walkme Ltd (NASDAQ: WKME ) which lost 34.43% to settle at 8.00 and TC BioPharm Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: TCBP ) which was down 34.15% to 0.78 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1842 to 1348 and 131 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2798 fell and 1018 advanced, while 209 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 3.41% to 29.45.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.97% or 17.89 to $1,865.69 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.37% or 0.41 to hit $109.88 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.10% or 0.11 to trade at $110.67 a barrel.
EUR/USD was unchanged 0.43% to 1.07, while USD/JPY fell 0.80% to 126.85.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 101.76.
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