The GovCon Index started the week of Dec. 8 with a decline of 0.761 percent — or 0.533 points — to close at 70.530 on Monday.
Crude oil prices fell to below $63 per barrel for the first time in five years and investors reacted to other data that showed a shrinking economy in Japan, according to CNBC.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.59 percent to close at 17, 852.48, the S&P 500 composite index fell 0.72 percent to 2, 060.35 and the NASDAQ composite index declined 0.84 percent to 4, 770.69.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Advancing Issues||4 (13.33%)|
|Declining Issues||26 (86.67%)|
|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.