Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index followed markets to close up Friday after the release of strong February employment figures.
The Labor Department’s monthly report showed employers added an above-forecast 235,000 positions in February, with the jobless rate dropping to 4.7 percent. Other strong indicators from the February report were a pickup in wage growth and the share of prime-age Americans in the labor force — all pointing to the high probability of a Fed rate increase at this week’s meeting.
WTI crude remains below the $50 mark closing at $48.39 per barrel off the weekly high of $53.62.
|Index||Value||Net Change||% Change|
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||20,903.19||+45.00||+0.22%|
|Advancing GovCon Index Issues||22|
|Declining GovCon Index Issues||8|
|Unchanged GovCon Index Issues||0|
Top GovCon Index Net Performers
|Symbol||Company||$ Current Price||Net Change ▴||% Change|
|HRS||Harriss Corp. *||110.62||+1.16||+1.06%|
Top GovCon Index Percentage Performers
|Symbol||Company||$ Current Price||Net Change||% Change ▴|
GovCon Index Decliners
|Symbol||Company||$ Current Price||Net Change ▾||% Change|
*Companies Included in S&P500 Index