The GovCon Index dipped into negative territory Thursday to close down 0.103 points at 76.139.
Investors reacted positively to financial reports from blue chip technology stocks such as IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) after stocks traded lower in the morning session, according to CNBC.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 20.42 points to 18, 059.69, the S&P 500 composite index rose 4.97 points to 2, 112.93 and the NASDAQ composite index climbed 20.89 points to 5, 056.06.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Computer Sciences Corp.||30.40||0.37||1.23%|
|Advancing Issues||14 (46.66%)|
|Declining Issues||16 (53.33%)|
Executive Mosaic‘s GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.