The GovCon Index closed at 70.063 on Friday, an increase of 0.541 percent, or 0.386 points, from Thursday trading.
The Dow Jones grew 0.33 percent to close at 17, 958.79, the Standard & Poor’s 500 recorded a 0.02 percent gain to 2, 072.30 and the NASDAQ increased 0.11 percent to 4, 774.59.
Reuters attributed the positive trading Friday to a Labor Department report citing a three-year high for U.S. jobs figures in November.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Advancing Issues||18 (36.66%)|
|Declining Issues||9 (30.00%)|
|Unchanged Issues||1 (0.03%)|
The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.