November 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Week of Gains

GovConIndexThe GovCon Index ended Thursday’s trading day at 68.992 — an increase of 0.626 percent from Wednesday and a close that represents the index’s fourth straight day of nominal gains.

Bloomberg cited corporate deals and a positive earnings report from Walmart as among the factors that offset downturns in energy stocks and small caps across the stock market.

The S&P 500 closed one point shy of an all-time record at 2, 039.29, an increase of 0.1 percent, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day at 17, 652.21, an increase of 0.2 percent.

The NASDAQ composite index rose 0.11 percent to 4, 680.14

Top Percentage Gainers

Company Stock Price $ Change % Change
Orbital $26.35 $0.79 3.09%
Healthnet $50.93 $1.48 2.99%
L-3 Communications Corp. $119.73 $3.11 2.67%
Boeing $128.53 $2.66 2.11%
CGI Group $35.59 $0.73 2.09%

Market Summary

Advancing Issues 18 (60.00%)
Declining Issues 12(40.00%)
Unchanged Issues 0 (6.67%)

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.

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