U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.10%

Investing.com – U.S. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the fell 0.10%, while the index declined 0.11%, and the index declined 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:), which rose 0.71% or 1.98 points to trade at 279.52 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) added 0.58% or 1.56 points to end at 268.48 and Chevron Corp (NYSE:) was up 0.50% or 0.59 points to 117.89 in late trade.

Biggest losers included 3M Company (NYSE:), which lost 1.28% or 2.17 points to trade at 167.66 in late trade. Boeing Co (NYSE:) declined 0.94% or 3.31 points to end at 347.90 and Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:) shed 0.86% or 0.60 points to 69.06.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were AutoZone Inc (NYSE:) which rose 6.79% to 1250.00, NortonLifeLock Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 3.46% to settle at 26.28 and Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE:) which gained 3.03% to close at 156.17.

The worst performers were Franklin Resources Inc (NYSE:) which was down 4.37% to 25.84 in late trade, Mohawk Industries Inc (NYSE:) which lost 3.85% to settle at 133.54 and Cboe Global Markets Inc (NYSE:) which was down 3.29% to 115.72 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Technical Communications (NASDAQ:) which rose 308.16% to 8.000, Lmp Automotive Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 75.54% to settle at 13.92 and Venus Concept Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 73.67% to close at 5.21.

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The worst performers were Francescas Holdings (NASDAQ:) which was down 37.27% to 12.44 in late trade, Conns Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 33.41% to settle at 13.65 and Advaxis Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 21.51% to 0.6397 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1406 to 1399 and 103 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1428 rose and 1222 declined, while 80 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.13% to 15.68.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.26% or 3.85 to $1468.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.15% or 0.09 to hit $59.11 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $64.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1093, while USD/JPY rose 0.05% to 108.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 97.455.

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