The GovCon Index recorded a nominal increase Thursday to close at 69.118 — 0.005 percent up from Wednesday.
Bloomberg reported that energy and small-cap shares drove gains across the U.S. stock market Tuesday, increases that offset investors’ worries over weak growth worldwide.
A purchasing managers’ 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 0.17 percent to 2, 052.19 and the NASDAQ composite index increased 0.5 percent to 4, 698.90.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Computer Sciences Corp.||62.71||0.43||0.69%|
|Advancing Issues||13 (43.33%)|
|Declining Issues||17 (56.66%)|
|Unchanged Issues||0 (0.00%)|
The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.