The GovCon Index recorded a nominal loss of 0.267 points — or 0.381 percent — to close at 70.408 on Thursday.
A 1.1-percent decline in the S&P financial sector and worries over how global economic weakness could affect U.S. corporate earnings drove U.S. stocks down, according to Reuters.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 106.38 points to 17, 322.51, the S&P 500 composite index declined 18.60 points to 1, 992.67 and the NASAQ composite index lost 68.50 points to 4, 570.82.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|BAE Systems Inc.||29.00||0.40||1.40%|
|Advancing Issues||17 (56.66%)|
|Declining Issues||13 (43.33%)|