The GovCon Index rose for a fourth consecutive day by 0.231 points to close at 69.503 ahead of the President’s Day weekend.
Energy and services sector stocks led gains and traders continued to cast their eyes on negotiations between Greece and its creditors on the country’s debt situation, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 46.97 points to 18, 019.35, the S&P 500 composite index rose 8.51 points to 2, 096.99 and the NASDAQ composite index gained 36.22 points to 4, 893.84.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Computer Sciences Corp.||66.10||1.60||2.48%|
|Advancing Issues||22 (73.33%)|
|Declining Issues||8 (26.66%)|
Executive Mosaic‘s GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.
(Editors note: Orbital ATK and Huntington Ingalls joined the Index Feb. 10)