U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.06%

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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 rose 0.06%, while the index lost 0.69%, and the index declined 1.88%.

The best performers of the session on the were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:), which rose 1.34% or 5.44 points to trade at 411.34 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:) added 2.59% or 1.67 points to end at 66.22 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:) was up 1.24% or 1.94 points to 158.53 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 3.54% or 4.69 points to trade at 127.85 at the close. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:) declined 2.94% or 6.58 points to end at 217.18 and Boeing Co (NYSE:) was down 0.66% or 1.56 points to 233.63.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Arconic Corp (NYSE:) which rose 19.21% to 35.00, Gartner Inc (NYSE:) which was up 14.22% to settle at 225.49 and Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:) which gained 9.51% to close at 54.92.

The worst performers were IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was down 10.44% to 189.49 in late trade, Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 2.94% to settle at 582.15 and Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was down 4.05% to 67.28 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Cocrystal Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 72.58% to 2.1400, BioLineRx Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was up 52.98% to settle at 4.880 and Neuronetics Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 39.21% to close at 14.13.

The worst performers were ChemoCentryx Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 45.45% to 26.63 in late trade, Sequential Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 37.66% to settle at 17.0200 and Image Sensing Systems Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 23.96% to 8.60 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1861 to 1342 and 103 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2463 fell and 847 advanced, while 120 ended unchanged.

Shares in Arconic Corp (NYSE:) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 19.21% or 5.64 to 35.00. Shares in Gartner Inc (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 14.22% or 28.08 to 225.49. Shares in Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 9.51% or 4.77 to 54.92. Shares in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.34% or 5.44 to 411.34. Shares in Dow Inc (NYSE:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 2.59% or 1.67 to 66.22. Shares in The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; rising 1.24% or 1.94 to 158.53. Shares in ChemoCentryx Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 52-week lows; down 45.45% or 22.19 to 26.63. Shares in BioLineRx Ltd (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; up 52.98% or 1.690 to 4.880. Shares in Sequential Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time highs; falling 37.66% or 10.2800 to 17.0200.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 6.39% to 19.48 a new 1-month high.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.79% or 14.10 to $1777.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 2.73% or 1.76 to hit $66.25 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 2.83% or 1.91 to trade at $69.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.00% to 1.2013, while USD/JPY fell 0.01% to 109.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.38% at 91.270.

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