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April 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises, Mixed Earnings Stall US Markets

GovConIndexUPThe GovCon Index recorded an increase for the second consecutive day as it closed up 0.323 points to end the day at 76.078.

U.S. stock markets recorded a mixed day after a new slate of financial reports from many blue chip companies showed they beat Wall Street estimates on earnings per share but missed projections for revenue, according to CNBC.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 85.34 points to 17, 949.59, the S&P 500 composite index dipped a nominal 3.11 points to 2, 097.29 and the NASDAQ composite index gained 19.50 points to 5, 014.10.

Top Percentage Gainers

  Company   Stock Price   $ Change   % Change
  Serco Inc.   2.77   0.13   4.92%
  Harris Corp.   81.93   2.63   3.32%
  Healthnet   58.42   1.00   1.74%
  Navistar   29.48   0.48   1.66%
  Maximus   66.91   0.93   1.41%

Market Summary

  Advancing Issues   21 (70.00%)
  Declining Issues     9 (30.00%)
  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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