October 4th Market Close: GovConIndex and Major Indices Continue to Rise to New Highs

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) continued its fourth consecutive day of gains, up 0.97 percent, setting another record mark of 108.723 with advancing shares slightly outpacing declining 18 to 12.

The markets continued their positive direction, once again reaching new record highs. The S&P500 closed with its seventh consecutive day of gains, up 0.12 percent to 2,537.74, while the DJIA posted its sixth day of gains, closing at 22,661.64 up 0.09 percent, and the NASDAQ Composite with seven days of consecutive advancement ended up a slight 0.04 percent to close at 6,534.63.

WTI crude oil on the NY Mercantile Exchange spent most of the day in the negative to close below the $50 per barrel mark. WTI was down 1.07 percent to $49.88 per barrel as government reports showed record U.S. exports, fueling concerns about global over-supply.

Market Summary

INDEX SETTLEMENT VALUE DAY NET CHANGE DAY % CHANGE   Y-T-D NET CHANGE Y-T-D % CHANGE
GovCon Index 108.723 +0.138 +0.097%   +20.75 +23.59%
S&P 500 2,537.74 +3.16 +0.12%   +286.17 +12.71%
Dow Jones Industrial Average  22,661.64 +19.97 +0.09%   +2,788.78 +14.03%
NASDAQ 6,534.63 +2.91 +0.04%   +1,109.01 +20.44%
Advancing GovCon Index Issues  +18
Declining GovCon Index Issues -12
Unchanged GovCon Index Issues  0

Top GovCon Index Daily Percentage Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▴ % Change
 EGL  Engility Holdings, Inc.  34.41 +0.50 +1.47%
 GIB  CGI Group  51.79 +0.67 +1.31%
 HII  Huntington Ingalls Industries 234.14 +2.14 +0.92%
 TXT*  Textron Inc.* 54.99 +0.49 +0.90%
 SAIC  SAIC  68.27 +0.57 +0.84%

Top GovCon Index Daily Net Performers

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▴ % Change
 HII  Huntington Ingalls Industries  234.14 +2.14 +0.92%
 NOC*  Northrop Grumman*  292.18 +1.10 +0.38%
 COL  Rockwell Collins, Inc. 133.16 +0.94 +0.71%
 GD*  General Dynamics Corp.*  211.30 +0.77 +0.37%
 HRS*  Harris Corp.*  134.00 +0.69 +0.52%

Top GovCon Index Daily Percentage Decliners

Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change ▾ % Change
 LLL*  L3 Technologies*  188.62 -1.82 -0.96%
 KBR  KBR  17.89 -0.17 -0.94%
 CAE  CAE  17.44 -0.13 -0.74%

*Companies Included in S&P500 Index

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