The GovCon Index regained some ground Thursday with an increase of 0.379 percent — or 0.264 points — to close at 69.478.
Stocks recovered some losses from the week after the release of data on an increase in consumer spending during the month of November and a report that indicates fewer Americans applied for first-time jobless benefits that month last week, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 63.19 points to 17, 596.34, the S&P 500 composite index climbed 8.17 points to 2, 034.31 and the NASDAQ composite index rose 21.03 points to 4, 705.06.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Advancing Issues||21 (70.0%)|
|Declining Issues||8 (26.67%)|
|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) firms.