United States stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Utilities, Technology and Oil&Gas sectors led shares lower. At the close in New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.25%, while the S&P 500 index fell 0.48%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 0.61%. The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), which rose 0.54% or 0.55 points to trade at 102.88 at the close. Meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase&Co (NYSE:JPM) added 0.31% or 0.20 points to end at 63.16 and Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) was up 0.18% or 0.16 points to 86.80 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT), which fell 1.15% or 1.07 points to trade at 92.64 at the close. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) declined 1.06% or 0.40 points to end at 36.78 and Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) was down 0.86% or 0.82 points to 94.68. The top performers on the S&P 500 were Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM) which rose 3.58% to 19.25, Whole Foods Market Inc (NASDAQ:WFM) which was up 1.42% to settle at 50.41 and General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) which gained 1.40% to close at 35.09.The worst performers were Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) which was down 6.76% to 27.25 in late trade, Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC) which lost 4.20% to settle at 53.65 and CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS) which was down 3.23% to 35.24 at the close. The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Neuroderm Ltd (NASDAQ:NDRM) which rose 193.53% to 18.14, BG Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:BGMD) which was up 51.48% to settle at 0.49 and Methes Energies International Ltd (NASDAQ:MEIL) which gained 28.03% to close at 1.040.The worst performers were Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:ATOS) which was down 23.35% to 1.280 in late trade, Cache Inc (NASDAQ:CACH) which lost 21.36% to settle at 0.22 and Xg Technolo (NASDAQ:XGTI) which was down 19.58% to 0.51 at the close. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1867 to 923 and 4 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1656 fell and 1100 advanced, while 5 ended unchanged. Shares in JPMorgan Chase&Co (NYSE:JPM) rose to 52 week highs; rising 0.31% or 0.20 to 63.16.Shares in Neuroderm Ltd (NASDAQ:NDRM) rose to 52 week highs; gaining 193.53% or 11.96 to 18.14.Shares in Xg Technolo (NASDAQ:XGTI) fell to 52 week lows; falling 19.58% or 0.12 to 0.51. The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 6.51% to 16.04. Gold for February delivery was up 1.44% or 17.00 to $1198.90 a troy ounce.Elsewhere in commodities trading, crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.11% or 0.06 to hit $53.67 a barrel, while the February brent oil contract fell 0.70% or 0.41 to trade at $57.48 a barrel. EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.2156, while USD/JPY fell 0.96% to 119.48. The US Dollar Index was down 0.29% at 90.28.