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December 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Slips, Oil Prices Continue Plunge

GovConIndexThe GovCon Index started the last full week before the Christmas and New Year holidays with a slight decline of 0.299 points — or 0.444 percent — to close at 67.649 on Monday.

Oil prices continued to garner much of the attention from investors and the price-per-barrel of crude oil on the New York Mercantile Exchange set a new five-year low,  according to CNBC.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 99.99 points to 17, 180.84, the S&P 500 composite index lost 12.70 points to close at 1, 989.63 and the NASDAQ composite index declined 48.44 points — or 1.04 percent — to close at 4, 605.16.

Top Percentage Gainers

Company Stock Price $ Change % Change
 Boeing  122.08  1.31  1.08%
 Computer Sciences Corp.  61.93  0.61  0.99%
 Textron  39.67  0.34  0.86%
 ICF International  39.22  0.28  0.72%
 McKesson  206.40  1.07  0.52%

Market Summary

Advancing Issues 8 (26.66%)
Declining Issues 22 (73.33%)
Unchanged Issues 0 (0.00%)

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.

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