U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.33%

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U.S. shares mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.33%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Utilities and Financials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Consumer Goods , Technology and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.33% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.33%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ), which rose 3.33% or 6.38 points to trade at 198.14 at the close. Visa Inc Class A (NYSE: V ) added 2.53% or 5.28 points to end at 213.60 and Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) was up 1.50% or 1.48 points to 99.87 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD ), which lost 2.75% or 7.58 points to trade at 268.27 in late trade. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM ) declined 1.97% or 4.75 points to end at 236.20 and Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT ) shed 1.45% or 1.99 points to 135.70.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE: XEC ) which rose 10.06% to 57.24, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO ) which was up 9.80% to settle at 11.20 and Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN ) which gained 7.74% to close at 136.56.

The worst performers were Arconic Corp (NYSE: ARNC ) which was down 10.18% to 23.11 in late trade, Discovery Inc Class A (NASDAQ: DISCA ) which lost 7.11% to settle at 51.36 and Discovery Communications C Inc (NASDAQ: DISCK ) which was down 6.76% to 42.89 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Yunhong CTI Ltd (NASDAQ: CTIB ) which rose 32.87% to 3.149, Solid Biosciences LLC (NASDAQ: SLDB ) which was up 32.75% to settle at 9.12 and Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: SNSS ) which gained 22.47% to close at 4.3600.

The worst performers were Workhorse Group Inc (NASDAQ: WKHS ) which was down 42.57% to 18.00 in late trade, The9 Ltd ADR (NASDAQ: NCTY ) which lost 34.40% to settle at 53.510 and Lion Group Holding Ltd (NASDAQ: LGHL ) which was down 27.00% to 3.46 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1867 to 1236 and 66 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2307 fell and 925 advanced, while 40 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.90% to 22.77.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.18% or 3.25 to $1805.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.60% or 0.37 to hit $62.07 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.90% or 0.58 to trade at $64.94 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.06% to 1.2147, while USD/JPY rose 0.22% to 105.29.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 90.138.

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