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© Reuters U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.34%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms, Technology and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.34%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.24%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.14%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which rose 2.04% or 3.07 points to trade at 153.35 at the close. Meanwhile, Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) added 1.92% or 5.25 points to end at 279.00 and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was up 0.84% or 1.45 points to 174.91 in late trade.

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The worst performers of the session were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which fell 2.38% or 1.27 points to trade at 52.17 at the close. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) declined 2.33% or 4.81 points to end at 201.89 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) was down 1.63% or 0.85 points to 51.33.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) which rose 9.61% to 48.69, VF Corporation (NYSE:VFC) which was up 4.22% to settle at 72.30 and Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) which gained 3.68% to close at 15.64.

The worst performers were HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ) which was down 4.08% to 26.55 in late trade, Citrix Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CTXS) which lost 3.94% to settle at 90.95 and Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) which was down 3.61% to 66.72 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were NRX Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:NRXP) which rose 61.06% to 10.92, Tiptree Inc (NASDAQ:TIPT) which was up 32.28% to settle at 14.220 and Nutriband Inc (NASDAQ:NTRB) which gained 31.08% to close at 9.70.

The worst performers were Revance The (NASDAQ:RVNC) which was down 25.09% to 20.45 in late trade, Sphere 3D Corp (NASDAQ:ANY) which lost 15.10% to settle at 7.030 and Columbia Banking System Inc (NASDAQ:COLB) which was down 14.23% to 33.68 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1898 to 1282 and 131 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2130 rose and 1440 declined, while 164 ended unchanged.

Shares in MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 9.61% or 4.27 to 48.69. Shares in Citrix Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CTXS) fell to 3-years lows; down 3.94% or 3.73 to 90.95. Shares in Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) fell to 52-week lows; down 2.33% or 4.81 to 201.89. Shares in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) fell to 52-week lows; losing 1.63% or 0.85 to 51.33. Shares in Revance The (NASDAQ:RVNC) fell to 52-week lows; losing 25.09% or 6.85 to 20.45.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.75% to 19.85.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.30% or 5.35 to $1761.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.04% or 0.03 to hit $80.55 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.43% or 0.36 to trade at $83.29 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.17% to 1.1531, while USD/JPY rose 0.30% to 113.64.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 94.523.

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