U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.06%
U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.06% – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Telecoms, Basic Materials and Financials sectors led shares higher while losses in the Technology, Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.06%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.69%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 1.88%.The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), which rose 1.34% or 5.44 points to trade at 411.34 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) added 2.59% or 1.67 points to end at 66.22 and The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) was up 1.24% or 1.94 points to 158.53 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which fell 3.54% or 4.69 points to trade at 127.85 at the close. Inc (NYSE:CRM) declined 2.94% or 6.58 points to end at 217.18 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was down 0.66% or 1.56 points to 233.63.The top performers on the S&P 500 were Arconic Corp (NYSE:ARNC) which rose 19.21% to 35.00, Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT) which was up 14.22% to settle at 225.49 and Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) which gained 9.51% to close at 54.92.The worst performers were IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP) which was down 10.44% to 189.49 in late trade, Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ:ALGN) which lost 2.94% to settle at 582.15 and Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) which was down 4.05% to 67.28 at the close.The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Cocrystal Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:COCP) which rose 72.58% to 2.1400, BioLineRx Ltd (NASDAQ:BLRX) which was up 52.98% to settle at 4.880 and Neuronetics Inc (NASDAQ:STIM) which gained 39.21% to close at 14.13.The worst performers were ChemoCentryx Inc (NASDAQ:CCXI) which was down 45.45% to 26.63 in late trade, Sequential Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:SQBG) which lost 37.66% to settle at 17.0200 and Image Sensing Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ISNS) 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:ARNC) rose to 5-year highs; rising 19.21% or 5.64 to 35.00. Shares in Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT) rose to all time highs; rising 14.22% or 28.08 to 225.49. Shares in Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) rose to 5-year highs; up 9.51% or 4.77 to 54.92. Shares in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rose to all time highs; rising 1.34% or 5.44 to 411.34. Shares in Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 2.59% or 1.67 to 66.22. Shares in The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) rose to all time highs; rising 1.24% or 1.94 to 158.53. Shares in ChemoCentryx Inc (NASDAQ:CCXI) fell to 52-week lows; losing 45.45% or 22.19 to 26.63. Shares in BioLineRx Ltd (NASDAQ:BLRX) rose to 52-week highs; up 52.98% or 1.690 to 4.880. The CBOE Volatility Index, 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 0.76% or 13.65 to $1778.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 2.70% or 1.74 to hit $66.23 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 0.01% to 1.2014, while USD/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 109.33.The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.38% at 91.270.