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 attacksÂ at the main airport and a subway station inÂ 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 indexÂ downÂ a nominalÂ 1.80Â points at the close to end a light volume day ahead of the Good FridayÂ holiday whenÂ U.S. markets are closed.
Healthcare and technology stocks rose while transportation shares declined as investors looked toÂ 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|
|HNT||Health Net||Â 64.81||2.15||+3.43%|
|HRS||Harris Corp.*||Â 79.62||1.06||+1.35%|
* 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%|