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November 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Kicks Week Off With Small Loss

GovConIndexThe GovCon Index started the new trading week with a Monday close of 68.753 — a decline of 0.247 percent, or 0.169 points.

Stocks on the three major market indices remained level as well in a day that saw reports surface of Japan’s extended recession and a decrese in small-cap shares, according to Bloomberg’s market summary.

Bloomberg also cited U.S. economic data that showed a decline in industrial production last month along with decreases at utilities, mines and automakers that indicates a slow fourth-quarter start.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed with a 0.07 percent gain to 17, 647.65, the S&P 500 increased by the same percentage to 2, 041.32 and the NASDAQ declined 0.37 percent to 4, 671.00.

Top Percentage Gainers

Company Stock Price $ Change % Change
Healthnet $51.09 $1.29 2.59%
ATK $111.96 $1.34 1.21%
Computer Sciences Corp. $62.39 $0.63 1.02%
Leidos Holdings $40.63 $0.32 0.79%
Navistar $36.35 $0.25 0.69%

Market Summary

Advancing Issues 8 (26.66%)
Declining Issues 21 (70.00%)
Unchanged Issues 1 (0.00%)

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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