The GovCon Index recorded a nominal gain for the third consecutive trading day Friday at a rate of 0.180 points to 79.854 in an abbreviated session for U.S. markets after Thanksgiving.
Both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ closed at 1 p.m. Friday.
The Index last closed at or above 80 points on Feb. 22.
Notable Index movers included BAE Systems (over-the-counter in the U.S.), which gained 1.73 percent Friday and is up 3.22 percent over the last two days after its selection for the next round of the Marine Corps‘ Amphibious Combat Vehicle program.
Energy and consumer sector shares declined but markets appear to be less volatile over the prospect of an interest rate hike in December, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Top GovCon Index Gainers
|Symbol||Company||$ Current Price||Net Change||% Change|
|Index||Value||Net Change||% Change|
|S&P 500||2, 090.67||+1.80||+0.09%|
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||17, 798.49||-14.90||-0.08%|