The GovCon IndexÂ started the week of Dec. 8 with a declineÂ of 0.761Â percentÂ — or 0.533Â points — to close at 70.530 on Monday.
Crude oil prices fell to below $63 per barrel for the first time in five years and investors reacted to other data that showed a shrinking economy in Japan, Â according toÂ CNBC.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average lostÂ 0.59 percent to close at 17, 852.48, the S&P 500 composite index fell 0.72 percent to 2, 060.35Â and the NASDAQ composite index declinedÂ 0.84Â percent to 4, 770.69.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Â Intelsat||Â 17.11||Â 0.10||Â 0.59%|
|Â Raytheon||Â 108.02||Â 0.40||Â 0.37%|
|Â Leidos Holdings||Â 43.55||Â 0.065||Â 0.15%|
|Â McKesson||Â 212.78||Â 0.15||Â 0.07%|
|Advancing Issues||4Â (13.33%)|
|Declining Issues||26Â (86.67%)|
|Unchanged Issues||0Â (0.00%)|
The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.