August 14th Morning Report: Friday Close – Markets End Week Stable and to the Positive

Markets closed Friday to the positive after a geopolitically charged week of ups and downs.

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) reversed its downward trend to close Friday up 0.370 percent to 100.301. Advancing shares outpaced decliners 2 to 1. Friday’s close had Vectrus leading the GCI with trading volumes of more than twice the average daily volume.

The major indices appeared to stabilize Friday closing up slightly with the S&P500 advancing 0.13 percent to 2,441.32, while DJIA moved up by 0.07 percent to  21,858.32, and the NASDAQ Composite increased by 0.64 percent.

Crude oil also advanced Friday. WTI on the NY Mercantile Exchange closed up by 0.39 percent to $48.78 per barrel.

Market Summary

INDEX SETTLEMENT VALUE DAY NET CHANGE DAY % CHANGE   Y-T-D NET CHANGE Y-T-D % CHANGE
GovCon Index  100.301 +0.135 +0.370%   +12.324 +14.01%
S&P 500 2,441.35 +3.14 +0.13%   +189.78 +8.69%
Dow Jones Industrial Average 21,858.12 +14.11 +0.06%   +1,985.26 +9.99%
NASDAQ 6,256.56 +39.68 +0.64%   +830.94 +15.32%
Advancing GovCon Index Issues 18
Declining GovCon Index Issues  11
Unchanged GovCon Index Issues  1

Top GovCon Index Daily Percentage Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▴ % Change
 VEC  Vectrus  28.69 +2.10 +7.90%
 BAH  Booz Allen Hamilton  33.26 +0.59 +1.81%
 MMS  Maximus, Inc.  60.83 +0.62 +1.02%
 RTN*  Raytheon*  179.35 +1.73 +0.97%
 ACM  AECOM  32.26 +0.30 +0.94%

Top GovCon Index Daily Net Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▴ % Change
 VEC  Vectrus 28.69 +2.10 +7.90%
 BA*  Boeing* 234.88 +2.00 +0.86%
 RTN*  Raytheon* 179.35 +1.73 +0.97%
 OA  Orbital ATK, Inc.  106.58 +0.74 +0.70%
 MMS  Maximus, Inc.  60.83 +0.62 +1.02%

Top GovCon Index Daily Percentage Decliners

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▾ % Change
 MANT  ManTech Int’l 39.02 -0.69 -1.74%
 COL  Rockwell Collins, Inc. 154.58 -1.17 -0.93%
 MCK*  McKesson Corp.*  149.99 -1.08 -0.71%

*Companies Included in S&P500 Index

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