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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.31%

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.31% – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas, Consumer Services and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.31%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.22%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.23%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), which rose 1.01% or 1.46 points to trade at 146.55 at the close. Meanwhile, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) added 0.62% or 1.10 points to end at 179.07 and Honeywell International Inc (NASDAQ:HON) was up 0.46% or 0.89 points to 195.35 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), which fell 4.34% or 1.65 points to trade at 36.34 at the close. Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) declined 3.60% or 3.06 points to end at 81.96 and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) was down 1.12% or 5.42 points to 480.64.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) which rose 4.21% to 122.09, The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) which was up 3.39% to settle at 39.37 and Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY) which gained 2.96% to close at 65.74.

The worst performers were Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) which was down 4.34% to 36.34 in late trade, Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) which lost 3.60% to settle at 81.96 and Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX) which was down 3.41% to 38.82 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Connexa Sports Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:CNXA) which rose 160.11% to 0.20, Avinger Inc (NASDAQ:AVGR) which was up 72.16% to settle at 10.45 and Rackspace Technology Inc (NASDAQ:RXT) which gained 35.81% to close at 2.01.

The worst performers were Digital Transformation Opportunities Corp (NASDAQ:DTOC) which was down 52.76% to 13.70 in late trade, Histogen Inc (NASDAQ:HSTO) which lost 40.04% to settle at 0.40 and Heart Test Laboratories Inc Unit (NASDAQ:HSCS) which was down 38.99% to 0.42 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1686 to 1192 and 111 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1959 fell and 1486 advanced, while 162 ended unchanged.

Shares in Histogen Inc (NASDAQ:HSTO) fell to all time lows; losing 40.04% or 0.26 to 0.40. Shares in Heart Test Laboratories Inc Unit (NASDAQ:HSCS) fell to all time lows; falling 38.99% or 0.27 to 0.42.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 0.79% to 14.11.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.05% or 1.05 to $1,952.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.30% or 0.27 to hit $90.85 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.23% or 0.22 to trade at $94.65 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.10% to 1.07, while USD/JPY rose 0.18% to 147.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 104.82.


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