November 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Stays Flat, US Stocks Rise


The GovCon Index recorded a nominal increase Thursday to close at 69.118 — 0.005 percent up from Wednesday.

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Bloomberg reported that energy and small-cap shares drove gains across the U.S. stock market Tuesday, increases that offset investors’ worries over weak growth worldwide.

A purchasing managers’ index for factories and services activity in the Eurozone reached its lowest level in 16 months for November and manufacturing figures in China fell as well, according to Bloomberg.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 0.19 percent to 17, 719.00, the S&P 500 composite index rose 0.17 percent to 2, 052.19 and the NASDAQ composite index increased 0.5 percent to 4, 698.90.

Top Percentage Gainers

Company Stock Price $ Change % Change
 AECOM Technology  33.40  0.99  3.05%
 Engility Holdings  42.71  0.39  0.92%
 ManTech International  29.46  0.26  0.89%
 Harris  71.49  0.61  0.86%
 Computer Sciences Corp.  62.71  0.43  0.69%

Market Summary

Advancing Issues 13 (43.33%)
Declining Issues 17 (56.66%)
Unchanged Issues 0 (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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