The GovCon Index closed Wednesday at 66.977, down 0.297 or 0.445 percent.
The Federal Reserve has ended a bond-buying program it had imposed to stimulate the economy, an announcement Reuters said Wednesday sent indicators to finish on a low.
The Dow Jones fell 31.44 points, or 0.18 percent, to 16, 974.1. The Standard & Poors 500 fell 2.75 points, or 0.14 percent, to 1, 982.3. Nasdaq lost 15.07 points, or 0.33 percent, to 4, 549.23.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||Stock Price||% Change|
|Engility Holdings Inc.||42.16||12.07%|
|Northrop Grumman Corp.||135.66||1.09%|
|Advancing Issues||15 (50.00%)|
|Declining Issues||15 (50.00%)|
The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) Companies.