U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.12%

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

At the close in NYSE, the lost 0.12%, while the index lost 0.26%, and the index declined 0.62%.

The best performers of the session on the were Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:), which rose 0.70% or 0.29 points to trade at 41.96 at the close. Meanwhile, Chevron Corporation (NYSE:) added 0.67% or 0.75 points to end at 112.50 and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:) was up 0.52% or 0.66 points to 127.65 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:), which fell 1.13% or 0.81 points to trade at 70.93 at the close. Nike Inc (NYSE:) declined 0.92% or 0.53 points to end at 57.16 and E I du Pont de Nemours & Co (NYSE:) was down 0.87% or 0.69 points to 78.54.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:) which rose 9.79% to 101.51, Priceline.com Incorporated (NASDAQ:) which was up 5.64% to settle at 1724.13 and Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:) which gained 3.53% to close at 46.97.

The worst performers were Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE:) which was down 12.75% to 63.59 in late trade, Target Corporation (NYSE:) which lost 12.17% to settle at 58.77 and Perrigo Co (NYSE:) which was down 11.70% to 74.77 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Kite Pharma (NASDAQ:) which rose 24.34% to 70.66, Prima BioMed Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was up 22.59% to settle at 2.9300 and Crispr Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ:) which gained 18.95% to close at 23.73.

The worst performers were Essendant Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 27.89% to 15.93 in late trade, Atlantic Alliance Partnership Corp (NASDAQ:) which lost 25.11% to settle at 14.20 and Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 23.51% to 19.850 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2086 to 1147 and 32 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2010 fell and 537 advanced, while 83 ended unchanged.

Shares in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; rising 9.79% or 9.05 to 101.51. Shares in Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE:) fell to 3-years lows; down 12.75% or 9.29 to 63.59. Shares in Priceline.com Incorporated (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; rising 5.64% or 92.12 to 1724.13. Shares in Target Corporation (NYSE:) fell to 52-week lows; down 12.17% or 8.14 to 58.77. Shares in Kite Pharma (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; up 24.34% or 13.83 to 70.66. Shares in Crispr Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; rising 18.95% or 3.78 to 23.73. Shares in Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to 3-years lows; falling 23.51% or 6.100 to 19.850.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 6.78% to 12.91 a new 1-month high.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.77% or 9.75 to $1249.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.20% or 0.11 to hit $53.94 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.09% or 0.05 to trade at $56.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.0577, while USD/JPY rose 0.14% to 112.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 101.34.

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