U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.24%

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

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At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.24%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.41%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.89%.

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The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were JPMorgan Chase&Co (NYSE:JPM), which rose 1.81% or 2.28 points to trade at 128.16 at the close. Meanwhile, Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) added 1.18% or 1.09 points to end at 93.77 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) was up 1.14% or 3.94 points to 348.45 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which fell 1.75% or 2.69 points to trade at 150.65 at the close. Salesforce Inc (NYSE:CRM) declined 1.72% or 2.79 points to end at 159.80 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was down 1.71% or 3.96 points to 228.17.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ:ABMD) which rose 49.88% to 377.82, IDEXX Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ:IDXX) which was up 9.80% to settle at 394.93 and Hologic Inc (NASDAQ:HOLX) which gained 9.34% to close at 74.13.

The worst performers were Catalent Inc (NYSE:CTLT) which was down 24.62% to 49.55 in late trade, Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA) which lost 15.86% to settle at 238.30 and Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL) which was down 8.98% to 142.96 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ:ABMD) which rose 49.88% to 377.82, Sonnet Biotherapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SONN) which was up 46.63% to settle at 2.83 and NLS Pharmaceutics AG (NASDAQ:NLSP) which gained 44.00% to close at 0.74.

The worst performers were Varonis Systems (NASDAQ:VRNS) which was down 35.49% to 17.27 in late trade, China Liberal Education Holdings (NASDAQ:CLEU) which lost 27.39% to settle at 1.14 and Acorda Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ACOR) which was down 25.22% to 0.80 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1960 to 1172 and 95 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2101 rose and 1680 declined, while 194 ended unchanged.

Shares in ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ:ABMD) rose to 3-years highs; rising 49.88% or 125.74 to 377.82. Shares in Catalent Inc (NYSE:CTLT) fell to 52-week lows; falling 24.62% or 16.18 to 49.55. Shares in Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA) fell to 52-week lows; falling 15.86% or 44.92 to 238.30. Shares in ABIOMED Inc (NASDAQ:ABMD) rose to 3-years highs; rising 49.88% or 125.74 to 377.82. Shares in Varonis Systems (NASDAQ:VRNS) fell to 52-week lows; falling 35.49% or 9.50 to 17.27.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 0.27% to 25.81.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.55% or 9.05 to $1,649.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 2.02% or 1.75 to hit $88.28 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.83% or 1.70 to trade at $94.51 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.08% to 0.99, while USD/JPY fell 0.33% to 148.21.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 111.44.

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