The GovCon IndexÂ rebounded some ground Thursday with an increase of 0.541 percentÂ — orÂ 0.386 points — to close atÂ 70.063Â on Friday.
Stocks largely increased Friday after theÂ release ofÂ the Labor Department‘s jobs report, which said U.S. businesses added 321, 000 new employees in November to set a new high for the past three years, Â according toÂ Reuters.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average grew 0.33Â percent to close at 17, 958.79, the S&P 500 composite index recorded a nominalÂ 0.02Â percent gain to 2, 072.30 and the NASDAQ composite index increasedÂ 0.11 percent to 4, 774.59.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Â Northrop Grumman||Â 147.69||Â 7.85||Â 5.61%|
|Â CGI Group||Â 36.71||Â 0.67||Â 1.86%|
|Â Exelis||Â 17.76||Â 0.19||Â 1.08%|
|Â AECOM Technology||Â 30.82||Â 0.32||Â 1.05%|
|Â Leidos||Â 43.47||Â 0.39||Â 0.91%|
|Advancing Issues||18Â (36.66%)|
|Declining Issues||9Â (30.00%)|
|Unchanged Issues||1Â (0.03%)|
The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.