The 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|
|Engility Holdings Inc.||42.81||+0.32||+0.75%|
|Computer Sciences Corp.||64.44||+0.46||+0.72%|
|L-3 Communications Corp.||128.09||+0.33||+0.26%|
|Advancing Issues||9 (30.00%)|
|Declining Issues||21 (70.00%)|
The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.