The GovCon IndexÂ recorded a nominal increaseÂ ThursdayÂ to close at 69.118Â — 0.005Â percent up from Wednesday.
Bloomberg reported that energyÂ and small-cap sharesÂ drove gains across the U.S. stock market Tuesday, increases that offset investors’ worries over weak growth worldwide.
A purchasing managersâ index for factories and services activity in the Eurozone reached its lowest level in 16 months for November and manufacturing figures in China fell as well, according to Bloomberg.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 0.19 percent to 17, 719.00, the S&P 500 composite index rose 0.17Â percent to 2, 052.19Â and the NASDAQ composite index increased 0.5Â percent to 4, 698.90.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Â AECOM Technology||Â 33.40||Â 0.99||Â 3.05%|
|Â Engility Holdings||Â 42.71||Â 0.39||Â 0.92%|
|Â ManTech International||Â 29.46||Â 0.26||Â 0.89%|
|Â Harris||Â 71.49||Â 0.61||Â 0.86%|
|Â Computer Sciences Corp.||Â 62.71||Â 0.43||Â 0.69%|
|Advancing Issues||13 (43.33%)|
|Declining Issues||17 (56.66%)|
|Unchanged Issues||0Â (0.00%)|
The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.