The GovCon Index held in narrow range for the entirety of Tuesday trade and closed at a nominal loss of 0.084 points to 75.331, which ends the Index’s four-day stretch of gains.
U.S. markets also struggled for direction after the early morning terrorist attacks at the main airport and a subway station in Brussels that killed at least 30 and wounded more than 170.
Seven of GCI’s 11 S&P 500 stocks posted gains with the latter composite index down a nominal 1.80 points at the close to end a light volume day ahead of the Good Friday holiday when U.S. markets are closed.
Healthcare and technology stocks rose while transportation shares declined as investors looked to gold and the U.S. dollar as news developments surfaced out of Brussels over the incidents, according to Bloomberg.
Crude oil futures in New York declined a nominal 7 cents to $41.45 a barrel.
Top GovCon Index Gainers
|Symbol||Company||$ Current Price||Net Change||% Change|
* Also listed in the S&P 500 composite index
|Advancing GovCon Index Issues||13|
|Declining GovCon Index Issues||17|
|Unchanged GovCon Index Issues||0|
|Index||Value||Net Change||% Change|
|S&P 500||2, 049.80||-1.80||-0.09%|
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||17, 582.57||-41.30||-0.123%|