Shares in Newport News, Virginia-based Huntington Ingalls surged 8.11 percent to $130.13 after the company said its third quarter profit climbed 15.62 percent from the same period in 2014 and earnings per share was above the consensus analyst forecast.
U.S. stocks posted nominal losses on declines in energy and healthcare stocks as eight out of 10 sectors in the S&P 500 composite index fell, according to Reuters.
Investors are eagerly anticipating Friday’s U.S. jobs report to gauge the chances of a potential interest rate increase at the Federal Reserve‘s December meeting, Reuters reported.
Top GovCon Index Gainers
|Company||$ Current Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Index||Value||Net Change||% Change|
|S&P 500||2, 100.11||-2.20||-0.10%|
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||17, 863.43||-4.15||-0.02%|