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June 9 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Trade in Narrow Range Ahead of Sales Reports

GovConIndexDOWNThe GovCon Index struggled for direction along with the larger U.S. stock market Friday as the index closed with a nominal loss of 0.170 points to 75.317.

Declines in airline shares and a rise in financial stocks drove trading activity Friday as investors wait to see the customer sentiment and retail sales reports due later this week, according to Bloomberg.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 2.51 points to 17, 764.04, the S&P 500 composite index closed up 0.87 points to 2, 080.16 and the NASDAQ composite index fell 7.76 points to 5, 013.87.

Top Percentage Gainers

  Company   $ Stock Price   $ Change   % Change
  Navistar   24.81   0.73   3.03%
  Orbital ATK   24.81   0.73   2.96%
  CGI Group   41.87   0.62   1.50%
  ICF International   36.12   0.20   0.56%
  AECOM   33.62   0.17   0.51%

Market Summary

  Advancing Issues    13 (43.33%)
  Declining Issues    17 (56.66%)
  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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