April 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Trades Lower, Retail Sales Figures Due

GovConIndexDOWNThe GovCon Index entered the first full week of earnings season for many blue chip companies with a loss of 0.468 points to 63.527.

Investors also will watch the Tuesday release of figures on retail sales and the producer price index, as well as news from Greece on that country’s plans in case talks with international creditors fall apart, according to CNBC.

The euro closed $1.05 Monday against the U.S. dollar and oil prices closed up 27 cents to $51.91 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 80.34 points to 17, 977.31, the S&P 500 composite index declined 9.62 points to 2, 092.44 and the NASDAQ composite index lost 7.73 points to 4, 988.25.

Top Percentage Gainers

  Company   Stock Price   $ Change   % Change
  CGI Group   45.48   0.94   2.11%
  AECOM Technology   32.87   0.24   0.74%
  SAIC   52.33   0.26   0.50%
  Healthnet   58.19   0.25   0.43%
  Cubic Corp.   50.27   0.09   0.18%

Market Summary

  Advancing Issues   24 (80.00%)
  Declining Issues     6 (20.00%)
  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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