The GovCon Index trailed down following the U.S. markets to close at 76.057, a loss of 0.086 points.
Apple (Nasdaq: APPL), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) all turned in disappointing results; pulling down the NASDAQ composite index reported by Bloomberg.
A rally in bank stocks helped stem off a steeper decline in the S&P 500 composite index.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped slightly to 17, 851.04 off 68.25 points, the S&P 500 composite index slipped 5.06 points to 2, 114.15, and the NASDAQ composite index declined 36.35 points to 5, 171.77.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||$ Current Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Advancing Issues||11 (36.67%)|
|Declining Issues||18 (60.00%)|
|Unchanged Issues||1 (3.33%)|
Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.