U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.71%

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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 declined 0.71%, while the index fell 1.15%, and the index lost 1.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were 3M Company (NYSE:), which rose 4.94% or 6.63 points to trade at 140.75 at the close. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:) added 2.68% or 6.71 points to end at 257.09 and Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:) was up 1.64% or 1.02 points to 63.21 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Walmart Inc (NYSE:), which lost 7.60% or 10.04 points to trade at 121.98 in late trade. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:) declined 3.85% or 6.83 points to end at 170.46 and Nike Inc (NYSE:) shed 3.73% or 4.08 points to 105.20.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were 3M Company (NYSE:) which rose 4.94% to 140.75, General Electric Company (NYSE:) which was up 4.61% to settle at 71.51 and Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:) which gained 4.36% to close at 78.92.

The worst performers were Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 7.77% to 56.26 in late trade, Walmart Inc (NYSE:) which lost 7.60% to settle at 121.98 and Carnival Corporation (NYSE:) which was down 7.41% to 8.50 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Ayala Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 94.25% to 1.69, Pagaya (NASDAQ:) which was up 73.11% to settle at 16.74 and Freight Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 67.57% to close at 2.48.

The worst performers were Revelation Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 51.39% to 0.49 in late trade, Luokung Technology Corp (NASDAQ:) which lost 41.19% to settle at 0.24 and Exela Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 36.43% to 1.85 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1949 to 1176 and 139 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2320 fell and 1412 advanced, while 242 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.69% to 24.69.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.21% or 3.65 to $1,715.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.50% or 1.45 to hit $95.25 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.72% or 0.72 to trade at $99.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.99% to 1.01, while USD/JPY rose 0.15% to 136.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.67% at 107.07.