February 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Up, Investors Await Friday Greece Meeting

GovConIndexUPThe GovCon Index extended its streak of gains to a fourth consecutive day with a Thursday increase of 0.383 points to 70.180.

Investors will watch a meeting in Brussels between government officials from Germany in Greece on terms of a bailout of Greece and energy shares dipped with declines in crude oil prices, according to Bloomberg.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 44.08 points to 17, 985.77, the S&P 500 composite index slipped 2.23 points to 2, 097.45 and the NASDAQ composite index gained 18.34 points to 4, 924.70.

Top Percentage Gainers

  Company   Stock Price   $ Change   % Change
  Orbital ATK   66.38   2.31   3.61%
  Huntington Ingalls   133.00   4.59   3.57%
  Navistar   29.16   0.78   2.75%
  Boeing   153.75   2.58   1.71%
  Leidos Holdings   45.52   0.72   1.61%

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.

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