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March 20 Morning Report: GovCon Index Closes Week in the Positive as Fed Raises Rates To 1.00 Percent

On Wednesday of last the Federal Reserve raised rates by one quarter point to 1.0 percent, while giving a strong indication of the potential for two additional rate increases to come later in the year.

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index moved up to end the week in the positive. The Index closed at 94.094, up 0.853 percent from the week’s open.

The stock markets closed with modest gains for the week with the NASDAQ leading the way with a weekly gain of 34.53 points or 0.59 percent.

WTI moved slightly positive to close the week at $48.69 per barrel up $0.59 over the weeks open.

All eyes will be on the Trump administration as they address the fiscal 2018 preliminary budget proposal, official appointments and the signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to merge function and cancel unnecessary agencies.

Market Summary

Index Value Net Change % Change
GovCon Index 93.104 +0.490 +0.524%
S&P 500 2,378.25 -3.13 -0.13%
Dow Jones Industrial Average 20,914.62 -19.93 +0.10%
NASDAQ 5,901.00 +0.24 +0.00%
Advancing GovCon Index Issues 24
Declining GovCon Index Issues 6
Unchanged GovCon Index Issues 0

Top GovCon Index Net Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▴ % Change
NOC Northrop Grumman * 244.25 +3.97 +1.65%
LMT Lockheed Martin * 271.61 +3.67 +1.37%
HII Huntington Ingalls 213.72 +3.56 +1.69%
RTN Raytheon * 156.78 +3.12 +2.03%
CACI CACI Intern. Inc. 127.15 +2.90 +2.33%

Top GovCon Index Percentage Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change % Change ▴
CUB Cubic Corp. 55.25 +2.10 +3.95%
VEC Vectrus 23.75 +0.86 +3.76%
CACI CACI Intern. Inc. 127.15 +2.90 +2.33%
RTN Raytheon * 156.78 +3.12 +2.03%
EGL Engility Holdings 31.03 +0.61 +2.01%

GovCon Index Decliners

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▾ % Change
MCK McKesson Corp. * 147.93 -0.90 -0.60%
ACM AECOM 35.65 -0.43 -1.19%
MANT ManTech Intern. 36.14 -0.36 -0.99%

*Companies Included in S&P500 Index

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