July 6 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down on Thursday’s Close


GovConIndexDOWNThe GovCon Index closed Thursday at 74.719 to end last week’s final trading day with a decline of 0.081 points.

Health Net (NYSE: HNT) soared 10.01 percent over news of its $6.3 billion acquisition from health insurer Centene (NYSE: CNC).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average went down 27.80 points to 17, 730.11, the Standard & Poor’s 500 composite index closed declined 0.64 points to 2, 076.78 and the NASDAQ composite index slipped 3.91 points to 5, 009.21.

Top Percentage Gainers

  Company   $ Stock Price   $ Change   % Change
  Health Net   71.57   6.51   10.01%
  Serco Group   1.996   0.066    3.42%
  ICF International   35.98   0.63    1.78%
  CGI Group   39.84   0.55   1.40%
  Harris Corp.   77.74   0.36   0.47%

Market Summary

  Advancing Issues      8 (26.66%)
  Declining Issues    22 (73.33%)
  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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