July 19th Market Close: GovConIndex, S&P500, and NASDAQ Composite All Set New Highs

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) reversed it’s previous two slide to break through 98.00 to close at a new high of 98.178. Advancers outpaced decliners 5 to 1.

All the major indices closed positive on the day with the S&P500 and NASDAQ Composite setting new record highs. Stocks were boosted by strong earnings reports and the continued strength in technology sector.

Crude oil was up for the second consecutive day with WTI on the NY Mercantile Exchange posting a new 30 day high of $47.13 per barrel up 1.57 percent at market closing. The markets responded to reports that U.S. stockpiles of crude oil and gasoline continue to drop.

Market Summary

INDEX SETTLEMENT VALUE DAY NET CHANGE DAY % CHANGE   Y-T-D NET CHANGE Y-T-D % CHANGE
GovCon Index  98.180  +0.784 +0.896%   +10.203 +11.60%
S&P 500  2,473.79  +13.18 +0.54%   +222.22 +9.87%
Dow Jones Industrial Average 21,640.75 +66.02 +0.31%   +1,767.89 +8.90%
NASDAQ 6,385.04 +40.74 +0.64%   +959.42 +17.68%
Advancing GovCon Index Issues  25
Declining GovCon Index Issues  5
Unchanged GovCon Index Issues 0

Top GovCon Index Daily Percentage Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▴ % Change
 KBR  KBR  15.63 +0.56 +3.72%
 MMS  Maximus, Inc.  60.61 +1.61 +2.73%
 EGL  Engility Holdings, Inc.  29.65 +0.75 +2.60%
 CUB  Cubic Corporation  48.10 +1.10 +2.34%
 SAIC  SAIC  71.04 +1.51 +2.17%

Top GovCon Index Daily Net Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▴ % Change
 LMT*  Lockheed Martin* 290.70 +3.91 +1.36%
 BA*  Boeing* 210.88 +2.64 +1.27%
 LLL*  L3 Technologies* 171.96 +2.09 +1.23%
 MMS  Maximus, Inc. 60.61 +1.61 +2.73%
 SAIC  SAIC 71.04 +1.51 +2.17%

Top GovCon Index Daily Percentage Decliners

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▾ % Change
 TXT*  Textron, Inc.* 48.67 -0.87 -1.76%
 NAV  Navistar Int’l  29.11 -0.30 -1.02%
 GIB  CGI Group  52.23 -0.43 -0.82%

*Companies Included in S&P500 Index

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