The GovCon Index started the full week of trading for 2015 with a decline of 1.010 points — or 1.472 percent — to close at 69.620.
U.S. energy stocks suffered some of the market’s biggest losses as the price of crude oil closed at $50.04 per barrel to reach the lowest figure since April 2009, according to CNBC.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.86 percent to close at 17, 501.65, the S&P 500 composite index dipped 1.83 percent to close at 2020.58 and the NASDAQ composite index lost 1.57 percent to close at 4, 652.57.
|Company||Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Advancing Issues||4 (13.33%)|
|Declining Issues||26 (86.67%)|
The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.