April 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Sinks on Rockwell Collins 2Q Sales Miss, Vectrus Decline

GovConIndexDOWNThe GovCon Index extended its slide into a second consecutive session Thursday with a decline of 0.372 points to 75.982 driven by a mixed second-quarter earnings report from aviation technology manufacturer Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL).

Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell Collins fell 5.18 percent — or $4.87 – to end Thursday as GovCon Index’s largest numerical and percentage decliner after the company reported second-quarter revenue that fell just shy of analyst expectations with earnings per share at 1 cent above Wall Street’s outlook.

Other notable GCI decliners included Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) at 4.42 percent — or $1.01 — and Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) at 1.57 percent.

Chantilly, Virginia-headquartered Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) rose 2.83 percent as the GCI’s leading gainer after the government services contractor formally announced a potential five-year,  $247.9 million contract award for advisory and assistance services to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Earnings misses by Verizon and Travelers weighed on the S&P 500 composite index in a negative day for U.S. stocks as crude oil futures in New York fell 1.6 percent to $43.46 a barrel with the global brent benchmark down 2.2 percent, according to Bloomberg.

Top GovCon Index Gainers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change % Change
EGL Engility Holdings 18.91 +0.52 +2.83%
GD General Dynamics* 137.72 +1.01 +0.74%
MMS Maximus 52.47 +0.25 +0.48%
CSRA CSRA* 26.60 +0.12 +0.45%
NAV Navistar International 13.76 +0.06 +0.44%

* Also listed in the S&P 500 composite index

Market Summary

Advancing GovCon Index Issues 11
Declining GovCon Index Issues 19
Unchanged GovCon Index Issues 0
Index Value Net Change % Change
GovCon Index 75.982 -0.372 -0.487%
S&P 500 2, 091.48 -10.92 -0.52%
Dow Jones Industrial Average 17, 982.52 -113.75 -0.63%
NASDAQ 4, 945.89 -2.24 -0.05%

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