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February 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Up Ahead of President’s Day

GovConIndexUPThe GovCon Index rose for a fourth consecutive day by 0.231 points to close at 69.503 ahead of the President’s Day weekend.

Energy and services sector stocks led gains and traders continued to cast their eyes on negotiations between Greece and its creditors on the country’s debt situation, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 46.97 points to 18, 019.35, the S&P 500 composite index rose 8.51 points to 2, 096.99 and the NASDAQ composite index gained 36.22 points to 4, 893.84.

Top Percentage Gainers

  Company   Stock Price   $ Change   % Change
  AECOM Technology   27.79   0.82   3.04%
  Computer Sciences Corp.   66.10   1.60   2.48%
  Engility Holdings   47.65   0.98   2.10%
  Navistar   28.52   0.58   2.08%
  Orbital ATK   63.42   1.08   1.73%

Market Summary

  Advancing Issues   22 (73.33%)
  Declining Issues     8 (26.66%)
  Unchanged Issues     0

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

(Editors note: Orbital ATK and Huntington Ingalls joined the Index Feb. 10)

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