Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Oil&Gas and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.13%, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.08%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.07%.
The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO), which rose 0.77% or 0.39 points to trade at 51.18 at the close. Meanwhile, Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) added 0.74% or 0.63 points to end at 85.80 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was up 0.69% or 0.77 points to 112.36 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which fell 2.43% or 3.43 points to trade at 137.98 at the close. Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) declined 0.88% or 1.68 points to end at 188.30 and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) was down 0.84% or 1.08 points to 127.19.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were AutoZone Inc (NYSE:AZO) which rose 5.10% to 935.00, JM Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM) which was up 4.98% to settle at 106.09 and Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE:AAP) which gained 3.30% to close at 162.92.
The worst performers were ONEOK Inc (NYSE:OKE) which was down 4.97% to 64.29 in late trade, Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) which lost 4.06% to settle at 31.44 and EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) which was down 3.89% to 19.04 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Midatech Pharma PLC (NASDAQ:MTP) which rose 325.33% to 0.510, Fronteo Inc (NASDAQ:FTEO) which was up 12.41% to settle at 11.23 and Genocea Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:GNCA) which gained 31.62% to close at 0.880.
The worst performers were Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II (NASDAQ:AMR) which was down 63.28% to 0.34 in late trade, SunOpta Inc (NASDAQ:STKL) which lost 42.82% to settle at 2.31 and Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET) which was down 40.39% to 0.14 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1775 to 1232 and 104 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1659 fell and 979 advanced, while 98 ended unchanged.
Shares in AutoZone Inc (NYSE:AZO) rose to all time highs; up 5.10% or 45.40 to 935.00. Shares in Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) rose to 5-year highs; up 0.77% or 0.39 to 51.18. Shares in Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) rose to all time highs; up 0.74% or 0.63 to 85.80. Shares in Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II (NASDAQ:AMR) fell to all time lows; falling 63.28% or 0.58 to 0.34. Shares in SunOpta Inc (NASDAQ:STKL) fell to 5-year lows; losing 42.82% or 1.73 to 2.31. Shares in Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET) fell to all time lows; losing 40.39% or 0.10 to 0.14.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.74% to 15.17.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.12% or 1.55 to $1331.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.90% or 0.50 to hit $55.98 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $65.79 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1390, while USD/JPY fell 0.00% to 110.56.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 95.933.