The GovCon IndexÂ closed Friday with a loss ofÂ 1.052Â percent to 77.038 andÂ posted a weekly decline of 0.155Â percent or 0.12 points.
U.S. investors remain wary as earnings reports from consumer companies were below expectations, although retail sales exceeded the consensus economist expectation with an increase of 1.3 percent in April, Reuters reported.
Crude oil futures in New York declined 1.1 percent to $46.21 but the benchmark has gained at least 3 percent for the week.
|Advancing GovCon Index Issues||2|
|Declining GovCon Index Issues||28|
|Unchanged GovCon Index Issues||0|
|Index||Value||Net Change||% Change|
|S&P 500||2, 046.61||-17.50||-0.85%|
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||17, 535.32||-185.18||-1.05%|