U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.24%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.24%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Healthcare , Consumer Goods and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.24% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.01%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ), which rose 3.98% or 9.57 points to trade at 249.94 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM ) added 2.68% or 3.79 points to end at 145.04 and Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) was up 2.79% or 5.88 points to 216.87 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ), which lost 2.38% or 1.20 points to trade at 49.18 in late trade. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ) declined 1.61% or 3.82 points to end at 233.39 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) shed 1.51% or 2.04 points to 133.33.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE: RCL ) which rose 8.78% to 73.56, Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL ) which was up 8.50% to settle at 22.35 and Cboe Global Markets Inc (NYSE: CBOE ) which gained 7.81% to close at 96.38.

The worst performers were TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE: FTI ) which was down 21.00% to 8.14 in late trade, Allegion PLC (NYSE: ALLE ) which lost 7.16% to settle at 109.79 and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG ) which was down 5.99% to 40.46 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Socket Mobile Inc (NASDAQ: SCKT ) which rose 724.07% to 26.700, Pyxis Tankers Inc (NASDAQ: PXS ) which was up 120.26% to settle at 3.370 and Luokung Technology Corp (NASDAQ: LKCO ) which gained 83.65% to close at 2.920.

The worst performers were Cortexyme Inc (NASDAQ: CRTX ) which was down 36.15% to 30.31 in late trade, Bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ: BLUE ) which lost 35.97% to settle at 29.30 and Ehang Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: EH ) which was down 32.96% to 83.19 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1569 to 1557 and 56 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1761 rose and 1431 declined, while 58 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.81% to 21.13.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.52% or 27.70 to $1795.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.19% or 0.71 to hit $60.18 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.22% or 0.14 to trade at $63.44 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.2115, while USD/JPY rose 0.52% to 105.91.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 90.507.

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