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February 17 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Gains on Thursday’s Close

GovConIndexUPThe GovCon Index closed on a high for the fourth straight day Thursday at 19.503 or 0.231 points.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 46.97 points to 18, 019.35, the Standard & Poor’s 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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