The GovCon Index continued its stretch this week of nominal gains to a third consecutive day as it ended Wednesday’s trading day at 68.578 — an increase of 0.279 percent over Tuesday’s figure.
Reuters cited declines in energy stocks and financial shares as among the reasons behind the decreases in two out of the three major stock indices.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 2.70 points — or 0.02 percent — to close at 17612.20 and the S&P 500 composite index also recorded a nominal decrease by 1.43 points — or 0.07 percent — to end the day at 2038.25.
The NASDAQ composite index gained 14.58 points — or 0.31 percent — to close at 4675.13.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Advancing Issues||19 (63.33%)|
|Unchanged Issues||2 (6.67%)|
The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.