The GovCon Index fell for the second consecutive day Friday to close down 0.238 points at 75.901 and end the week with a 1.16 percent gain from the previous five-day trading period.
Corporate financial reports from Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) helped send U.S. markets into nominal positive territory despite continued concern over earnings missing Wall Street expectations, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 21.45 points to 18, 080.14, the S&P 500 composite index rose 4.77 points to 2, 117.70 and the NASDAQ composite index climbed 36.02 points to 5, 092.08.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|BAE Systems Inc.||31.18||0.67||2.20%|
|Advancing Issues||10 (33.33%)|
|Declining Issues||20 (66.66%)|
Executive Mosaic‘s GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.