The GovCon Index closed Friday with a decline of 0.244 points to 77.274 but ended with October as its strongest month for 2015 with a gain of 10.56 percent.
A series of third-quarter earnings reports from 10 listed companies that met or exceeded consensus Wall Street forecasts bolstered the Index’s performance in the past month.
Index companies Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC), Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL), Health Net (NYSE: HNT) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) will post their earnings for the third quarter this week.
Top GovCon Index Gainers
|Company||$ Current Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Huntington Ingalls Industries||119.94||+6.12||+5.38%|
|Index||Value||Net Change||% Change|
|S&P 500||2, 079.36||-10.05||-0.48%|
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||17, 775.80||-92.26||-0.52%|