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March 5 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises, Euro Bank Unveils Bond Purchase Initiative

GovConIndexUPThe GovCon Index recorded a slight gain of 0.034 points on Thursday to close at 69.306.

Investors will pay particular attention to figures on hourly wages and unemployment, CNBC reported.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 38.82 points to 18, 135.72, the S&P 500 composite index rose 2.51 points to 2, 101.04 and the NASDAQ composite index climbed 15.67 pcoints to 4, 982.81.

Top Percentage Gainers

  Company   Stock Price   $ Change   % Change
  Navistar  30.31  1.58  5.50%
  Serco Inc.  3.27  0.065  2.03%
  Intelsat  11.56  0.16  1.40%
 Cubic  52.47  0.565  1.09%
  McKesson  229.20  1.53  0.67%

Market Summary

  Advancing Issues    16 (53.33%)
  Declining Issues    14 (46.67%)
  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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