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November 21 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts 2nd Straight Weekly Gain Amid Defense Stock Outlook

GovConIndexUPExecutive Mosaic’s GovCon Index recorded a 0.134-percent or 0.117-point increase Friday to 87.249 to register its second consecutive weekly gain as investors continue to have a positive outlook on defense stocks compared to healthcare and other sectors.

GCI gainers outnumbered laggards Friday with L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) as the best net performer and Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) the top percentage performer.

Twenty of the Index’s 30 companies posted gains for the week with AECOM (NYSE: ACM) the largest percentage advancer overall and CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) the best percentage performer among the 11 S&P 500-listed companies.

Market Summary

Index Value Net Change % Change
GovCon Index 87.249 +0.117 +0.134%
S&P 500  2, 181.90 -5.22 -0.24%
Dow Jones Industrial Average 18, 867.93 -35.89 -0.19%
NASDAQ 5, 321.51 -12.46 -0.23%
Advancing GovCon Index Issues 17
Declining GovCon Index Issues 13
Unchanged GovCon Index Issues 0

Top GovCon Index Net Gainers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▴ % Change
LLL L-3 Communications* 152.20 +2.23 +1.49%
RTN Raytheon* 146.04 +1.08 +0.75%
BA Boeing* 146.35 +1.02 +0.70%
GD General Dynamics* 166.62 +0.99 +0.60%
LDOS Leidos Holdings 48.36 +0.81 +1.70%

Top GovCon Index Percentage Gainers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change % Change ▴
LDOS Leidos Holdings 48.36 +0.81 +1.70%
NAV Navistar International 29.00 +0.45 +1.58%
CAE CAE 14.48 +0.22 +1.54%
LLL L-3 Communications* 152.20 +2.23 +1.49%
CUB Cubic Corp. 49.25 +0.45 +0.92%

Lowest GovCon Index Net Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▾ % Change
MCK McKesson Corp.* 140.05 -1.43 -1.01%
HON Honeywell International* 112.09 -1.01 -0.89%
HII Huntington Ingalls Industries 176.12 -0.79 -0.45%
COL Rockwell Collins 87.79 -0.64 -0.72%
ACM AECOM 36.70 -0.51 -1.37%

Lowest GovCon Index Percentage Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change % Change ▾
ACM AECOM 36.70 -0.51 -1.37%
CSRA CSRA* 31.67 -0.41 -1.28%
MCK McKesson Corp.* 140.05 -1.43 -1.01%
BAESY BAE Systems 29.31 -0.29 -0.98%
HON Honeywell International* 112.09 -1.01 -0.89%
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