The GovCon Index snapped a two-day streak of declines Wednesday to record a nominal gain of 0.048 points and close at 76.028.
Positive earnings reports from blue chips such as Intel, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase helped send U.S. stocks up Wednesday and earnings shares rode a 2-percent oil price increase, according to CNBC.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 75.71 points to 18, 112.41, the S&P 500 composite index climbed 10.78 points to 2, 106.62 and the NASDAQ composite index gained 33.73 points to 5011.02.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Computer Sciences Corp.||65.67||1.08||1.67%|
|Advancing Issues||15 (50.00%)|
|Declining Issues||15 (50.00%)|
Executive Mosaic‘s GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.