August 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Up, US Stocks Mixed on Economic Data


GovConIndexUPThe GovCon Index regained some ground after two straight days of declines to close at a gain of 0.138 points to 76.493.

U.S. stocks hovered around the gain line in the final hour of trading for a second consecutive day as investors considered data that showed retail sales climbed 0.6 percent in July and initial jobless claims rose by 5, 000 to 274, 000 in the week ended Aug. 8, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 5.74 points to 17, 408.25, the S&P 500 composite index lost 2.66 points to 2, 083.39 and the NASDAQ composite index declined 10.83 points to 5, 033.56.

Top Percentage Gainers

Company $ Current Price $ Change % Change
CACI International 84.25 +1.61 +1.95%
Boeing 144.81 +2.38 +1.67%
Orbital ATK 80.21 +1.07 +1.35%
Textron Inc 42.97 +0.44 +1.03%
Health Net 68.94 +0.63 +0.92%

Market Summary

  Advancing Issues    14 (46.66%)
  Declining Issues    15 (50.00%)
  Unchanged Issues      1 (3.33%)

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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