The GovCon Index stayed flat Tuesday with a nominal gain of 0.079 points — or 0.111 percent — to close at 71.212.
U.S. markets reacted to reports that the European Central Bank could launch a quantitative easing program for one year and earnings reports from firms such as UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), CNBC reported.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 39.05 points to close at 17, 554.23, the S&P 500 composite index increased 9.57 points to 2, 032.12 and the NASDAQ composite index jumped 12.58 points to 4, 667.42.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|BAE Systems Inc.||30.425||0.52||1.74%|
|Advancing Issues||13 (43.33%)|
|Declining Issues||17 (56.66%)|
The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.