The GovCon Index closed Wednesday at 66.977, down 0.297 or 0.445 percent.
The Federal Reserve has ended a bond-buyingÂ program it had imposed to stimulate the economy, an announcement Reuters said Wednesday sent indicatorsÂ to finish on aÂ low.
The Dow JonesÂ 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||15Â (50.00%)|
|Declining Issues||15Â (50.00%)|
The Executive MosaicÂ GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) Companies.