December 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Turns Around Two-Day Slump

GovConIndexUPThe GovCon Index rode the markets up and closed at 76.181, up 0.906%.

The markets experienced a roller coaster throughout the trading day but ended positive with strong movement the last 30 minutes of the trading day.

Copper and gold were up on news that China may add to the stimulus.

Brent crude was at an 11-year low on concerns of a continuous oil glut.

TOP GOVCON INDEX GAINERS

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change % Change
OA Orbital ATK   90.72 +4.07 +4.70
NOC Northrop Grumman*  189.01 +4.15 +2.24
HRS Harris Corp.* 84.35 +1.64 +1.98
COL Rockwell Collins  89.89 +1.71 +1.94
BAH Booz Allen Hamilton  29.73 +0.56 +1.92
Advancing Issues  24
Declining Issues  5
Unchanged Issues  1

* In the S&P 500 Index

MARKET SUMMARY

Index Value Net Change % Change
GovCon Index 76.181 +0.684 0.906%
S&P 500 2, 021.15 +15.60 +0.78%
Dow Jones Industrial Average 17, 251.62 +123.07 +0.72%
NASDAQ 4, 968.92 +45.84 +0.93%

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