The GovCon Index closed down Tuesday with a loss of 0.217Â points to 68.844Â on the day before the Federal Reserve‘s scheduledÂ decision on when an interest rate hike could occur.
U.S. stocks recorded small losses Tuesday as investors considered data that showed a decline in home construction during February and an increase in building permits, according to Bloomberg.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 128.41 points to 17, 849.01, the S&P 500 composite index declined 7 points to 2, 074.19 and the NASDAQ composite index rose 7.93 points to 4, 937.43.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Â Company||Â Stock Price||Â $ Change||Â % Change|
|Â Intelsat||Â 11.17||Â 0.13||Â 1.18%|
|Â AECOM Technology||Â 29.66||Â 0.33||Â 1.13%|
|Â Huntington Ingalls||Â 140.36||Â 0.93||Â 0.67%|
|Â Boeing||Â 154.51||Â 0.84||Â 0.55%|
|Â SAIC||Â 53.55||Â 0.09||Â 0.17%|
|Â Advancing Issues||Â Â 10Â (33.33%)|
|Â Declining Issues||Â Â 20Â (66.66%)|
|Â Unchanged Issues||Â Â 0|
Executive Mosaic‘s GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.