December 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Records Slight Decline

GovConIndexDOWNThe GovCon Index was down for the second consecutive day. The index closed Tuesday at 71.520, down 0.150 point, or 0.210 percent.

The stock markets closed down with the Nasdaq composite index at 4, 777.44, down 0.61 percent, the Standard & Poor’s 500 at 2, 080.35 down 0.49 percent, and the Dow Jones industrial average down 0.31 percent to close at 17, 983.07.

Consumer confidence appears to be up, but at much as expected. The consumer index rose to 92.6 from 91.0 in November, however not as much as economists forecasted.

Top Percentage Gainers

Company Stock Price $ Change % Change
ATK 117.00  +1.13  +0.98%
Engility Holdings Inc.  42.81  +0.32  +0.75%
Computer Sciences Corp.  64.44  +0.46  +0.72%
Healthnet  54.31  +0.33  +0.61%
L-3 Communications Corp.  128.09  +0.33  +0.26%

Market Summary

Advancing Issues 9 (30.00%)
Declining Issues 21 (70.00%)
Unchanged Issues 0

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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