The GovCon Index retreated Tuesday with a loss of 0.089Â points toÂ 75.455 on a day that saw U.S. stocks lose traction late in the trading session.
Investors reacted to April’s housing numbers that showed 1.135 million homes sold to new owners during the month and a strengthening U.S. dollar that rose 1 percent, with the Euro at $1.1121.
Financial and healthcare stocks traded in positive territory while other blue chips such as Wal-Mart and Chevron were among the notable declines.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 13.51 points to 18, 312.39, the S&P 500 composite index lost 8.40 points to 2, 127.83 and the NASDAQ composite index dipped 1.37 points to 5, 070.03.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Â Company||Â Stock Price||Â $ Change||Â % Change|
|Â CGI Group||Â Â 45.11||Â Â 0.93||Â Â 2.11%|
|Â Engility Holdings||Â Â 27.30||Â Â 0.50||Â Â 1.87%|
|Â Booz Allen Hamilton||Â Â 28.65||Â Â 0.42||Â Â 1.49%|
|Â Maximus||Â Â 66.15||Â Â 0.58||Â Â 0.88%|
|Â Health Net||Â Â 60.56||Â Â 0.42||Â Â 0.70%|
|Â Advancing Issues||Â Â 16 (53.33%)|
|Â Declining Issues||Â Â 14Â (46.66%)|
|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.