October 31st Market Close: GovConIndex and Major Indices Close October in the Positive

After six days of downward direction, the Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) reversed its direction to close up 0.807 percent to 108.070. The GCI had several stocks close up more than 2 percent, including KBR, Vextrus, Harris Corp., Maximus Inc., and McKesson Corp. Advancing shares outpaced declining 2 to 1.

The three major indices all advanced for the day. The S&P500 closed up 0.09 percent to 2,575.26, while the DJIA closed at 23,377.24 a positive 0.12 percent and the NASDAQ Composite increased to 6,727.67 up 0.43 percent. All three indices ended October posting monthly gains with the S&P500 up more than 2 percent, the DJIA advancing more than 4 percent and the NASDAQ Composite posting better than a 3 percent gain.

WTI crude oil on the NY Mercantile Exchange spent the day in positive territory moving up by 0.52 percent to $54.43 per barrel, passing yesterday’s eight-month high.

Market Summary

INDEX SETTLEMENT VALUE DAY NET CHANGE DAY % CHANGE   Y-T-D NET CHANGE Y-T-D % CHANGE
GovCon Index  108.070 +0.319 +0.807% +20.093 +22.84%
S&P 500  2,575.26 +2.43 +0.09%   +323.69 +14.38%
Dow Jones Industrial Average  23,377.24 +28.50 +0.12%   +3,504.38 +17.63%
NASDAQ 6,727.67 +28.71 +0.43%   +1,302.05 +24.00%
Advancing GovCon Index Issues 20
Declining GovCon Index Issues 10
Unchanged GovCon Index Issues 0

Top GovCon Index Daily Percentage Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▴ % Change
 KBR  KBR  19.63  +1.02 +5.48%
 VEC  Vectrus  30.51  +0.84 +2.83%
 HRS*  Harris Corp.*  139.32  +3.68 +2.71%
 MMS  Maximus, Inc.  66.43  +1.42 +2.18%
 MCK*  McKesson Corp.*  137.88  +2.86 +2.12%

Top GovCon Index Daily Net Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▴ % Change
 HRS*  Harris Corp.*  139.32  +3.68 +2.71%
 MCK*  McKesson Corp.*  137.88  +2.86 +2.12%
 MMS  Maximus, Inc.  66.43  +1.42 +2.18%
 CUB  Cubic Corp.  54.55  +1.05 +1.96%
 KBR  KBR  19.63  +1.02 +5.48%

Top GovCon Index Daily Percentage Decliners

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▾ % Change
 GD*  General Dynamics Corp.*  202.98  -3.19 -1.55%
 GIB  CGI Group  53.14  -0.64 -1.19%
 BA*  Boeing*  257.98  -1.27 -0.49%

*Companies Included in S&P500 Index

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