February 6 Market Close: GovCon Index Inches Green on Aerospace Prime Boosts, US Stocks Lower

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index notched a small advance Monday on help from large aerospace-and-defense primes as U.S. stocks held lower without a major event as a driver of trading activity in equity markets.

GovCon Index gainers and decliners split even at 15-each but eight of its 11 S&P 500 components gained with seven of them closed as the GCI’s top overall net performers.

Co-listed stocks Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) both advanced by more than $1.00 each.

The GCI’s next five best net gainers in Monday trade are also S&P 500-listed companies: McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK), Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN).

Middle-tier primes and services contractors represented the GCI’s notable decliners in Monday trade: CGI Group (NYSE: GIB), Maximus (NYSE: MMS), Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB), CACI International (NYSE: CACI) and Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL).

Energy shares led nine major S&P sectors lower with utilities and information technology the lone two advancers.

Market Summary

Index Value Net Change % Change
GovCon Index 89.364 +0.101 +0.113%
S&P 500 2,292.56 -4.86 -0.21%
Dow Jones Industrial Average 20,052.42 -19.04 -0.09%
NASDAQ 5,663.55 -3.21 -0.06%
Advancing GovCon Index Issues 14
Declining GovCon Index Issues 16
Unchanged GovCon Index Issues 0

Top GovCon Index Net Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▴ % Change
BA Boeing * 163.98 +1.58 +0.97%
NOC Northrop Grumman * 232.82 +1.46 +0.63%
MCK McKesson Corp. * 139.82 +0.98 +0.71%
LLL L3 Technologies * 161.01 +0.89 +0.56%
LMT Lockheed Martin * 255.31 +0.85 +0.33%

Top GovCon Index Percentage Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change % Change ▴
BA Boeing * 163.98 +1.58 +0.97%
LDOS Leidos Holdings 50.12 +0.43 +0.87%
HRS Harris Corp. * 105.13 +0.83 +0.80%
MCK McKesson Corp. * 139.82 +0.98 +0.71%
NOC Northrop Grumman * 232.82 +1.46 +0.63%

Lowest GovCon Index Net Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▾ % Change
MMS Maximus 55.40 -0.77 -1.37%
CACI CACI International 129.45 -0.75 -0.58%
GIB CGI Group 48.07 -0.74 -1.52%
COL Rockwell Collins 90.47 -0.55 -0.60%
CUB Cubic Corp. 47.65 -0.55 -1.14%

Lowest GovCon Index Percentage Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change % Change ▾
NAV Navistar International 27.26 -0.51 -1.84%
GIB CGI Group 48.07 -0.74 -1.52%
MMS Maximus 55.40 -0.77 -1.37%
CUB Cubic Corp. 47.65 -0.55 -1.14%
EGL Engility Holdings 29.24 -0.32 -1.08%

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