April 7 Market Close:GovCon Index Up;Markets With Minor Reaction to Mixed March Jobs Report

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed up 0.578 percent to 90.822 with the large platform and manufacturing companies leading the way.

The GovCon Index advancing companies outpaced decliners 4 to 1.

In what was a roller coaster of a trading day the major indices reacted minimally to the mixed news from the March jobs report. It was reported 98,000 jobs were added in the month of March, well below expectations. However the jobless rate fell from 4.7 to 4.5 percent with 472,000 more Americans finding jobs during the month of March.

WTI continued to rise for the second day in a row to close at $52.24 up $0.54 per barrel. The U.S. attack on Syria has impacted commodities across the board.

 Today Market Summary

Index Value Net Change % Change
GovCon Index 90.822 +0.522 +0.578
S&P 500 2,355.54 -1.91 -0.08%
Dow Jones Industrial Average 20,656.17 -6.78 -0.03%
NASDAQ 5,877.81 -1.14 -0.02%
Advancing GovCon Index Issues 23
Declining GovCon Index Issues 6
Unchanged GovCon Index Issues 1

Top GovCon Index Net Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▴ % Change
HII Huntington Ingalls 203.80 +3.36 +1.68%
LMT Lockheed Martin * 270.23 +3.12 +1.17%
LLL L3 Technologies * 165.80 +2.90 +1.78%
OA Orbital ATK 98.59 +2.34 +2.43%
RTN Raytheon * 152.96 +2.21 +1.47%

Top GovCon Index Percentage Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change % Change ▴
OA Orbital ATK 98.59 +2.34 +2.43%
LLL L3 Technologies * 165.80 +2.90 +1.78%
HII Huntington Ingalls 203.80 +3.36 +1.68%
BAESY BAE Systems 32.21 +0.48 +1.51%
RTN Raytheon * 152.96 +2.21 +1.47%

GovCon Index Decliners

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▾ % Change
MMS Maximus Inc. 57.42 -4.23 -6.86%
ACM AECOM 33.02 -2.37 -6.70%
COL Rockwell Collins 98.90 -0.97 -0.97%

*Companies Included in S&P500 Index

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