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© Reuters. U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.26%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher while losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the fell 0.26% to hit a new 52-week low, while the index climbed 0.25%, and the index gained 0.98%.

The best performers of the session on the were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:), which rose 2.18% or 0.94 points to trade at 44.01 at the close. Meanwhile, Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:) added 2.17% or 3.55 points to end at 167.15 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:) was up 1.86% or 4.92 points to 269.50 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were International Business Machines (NYSE:), which fell 3.95% or 5.31 points to trade at 129.13 at the close. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) declined 2.44% or 2.97 points to end at 118.89 and 3M Company (NYSE:) was down 2.14% or 3.26 points to 149.12.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 6.76% to 261.79, Sysco Corporation (NYSE:) which was up 6.13% to settle at 86.05 and Microchip Technology Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 6.13% to close at 68.25.

The worst performers were Dentsply Sirona Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 7.31% to 36.38 in late trade, Newell Brands Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 6.76% to settle at 22.62 and Altria Group (NYSE:) which was down 6.68% to 51.57 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Baosheng Media Group Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:) which rose 42.28% to 0.74, Appian Corp (NASDAQ:) which was up 38.59% to settle at 59.62 and Vroom (NASDAQ:) which gained 32.41% to close at 1.43.

The worst performers were Embark Technology Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 59.03% to 1.43 in late trade, Upstart Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 56.42% to settle at 33.61 and Cipher Mining Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 46.75% to 1.72 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1876 to 1336 and 101 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2237 fell and 1700 advanced, while 160 ended unchanged.

Shares in Dentsply Sirona Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 7.31% or 2.87 to 36.38. Shares in JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 2.44% or 2.97 to 118.89. Shares in Embark Technology Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 59.03% or 2.06 to 1.43. Shares in Upstart Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 56.42% or 43.52 to 33.61. Shares in Cipher Mining Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 46.75% or 1.51 to 1.72.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 5.06% to 32.99.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.04% or 19.32 to $1,839.28 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 2.92% or 3.01 to hit $100.08 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 3.03% or 3.21 to trade at $102.73 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.23% to 1.05, while USD/JPY rose 0.12% to 130.40.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.23% at 103.93.