Stocks Weather 3 Days of Shutdown Worry, Some Gain
Stocks, in general, appear to have weathered the concerns over the government shutdown without a huge drop in value over the last three trading days. The Dow Industrial Average closed today at 15,191 down just 137 (0.89%) from its close on Thursday of 15,328.
In looking at specific companies we selected ten that are very active politically and whose PACs have given the most to federal candidates and committees so far in 2013. A review of these ten companies shows that 6 had drops in value and 4 gained.