April 9 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Flat on Quiet Trading Day

GovConIndexDOWNThe GovCon Index struggled for direction Thursday as it recorded a nominal loss of 0.014 points to close at 69.263.

U.S. markets were relatively quiet during Thursday’s trading day as investors wait to see more first quarter earnings reports from companies, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 56.22 points to 17, 958.73, the S&P 500 composite index climbed 9.28 points to 2, 091.18 and the NASDAQ composite index rose 23.74 points to 4, 974.56.

Top Percentage Gainers

  Company   Stock Price   $ Change   % Change
  AECOM Technology   32.29   0.64   2.02%
  Intelsat   12.25   0.22   1.83%
  Serco Inc.   2.90   0.05   1.75%
  Raytheon   110.01   1.03   0.95%
  Harris Corp.   80.67   0.54   0.67%

Market Summary

  Advancing Issues    14 (46.66%)
  Declining Issues    16 (53.33%)
  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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