The GovCon Index closed Thursday at 68.486, up 0.086 or 0.126 percent.
Reuters reported Thursday market optimism over anticipation that the European Central Bank may be getting ready with new measures to bolster the eurozone.
The Dow Jones industrial average hit a record high, up 69.94 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17, 554.5, while Standard & Poor’s 500 closed 7.64 points, up.0.38 percent, to 2, 031.2.
The tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 17.75 points, or 0.38 percent, to 4, 638.47, according to the report.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||Stock Price||% Change|
|ICF International Inc.||35.83||1.47%|
|Engility Holdings Inc.||50.32||0.72%|
|Advancing Issues||18 (60.00%)|
|Declining Issues||11 (36.67%)|
|Unchanged Issues||1 (3.33%)|
The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) Companies.