The GovCon Index closed Thursday at its highest figure since April 28 with a 1.652 percent gain to 75.207.
U.S. stocks jumped 1 percent Thursday as investors weighed a weakened U.S. dollar and stabilized Treasury bond market after a series of mixed economic reports earlier in the week, according to CNBC.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 1.06 percent to 18, 252.24, the S&P 500 composite index rose 1.08 percent to 2, 121.10 and the NASDAQ composite index gained 1.39 percent to 5, 050.79.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Computer Sciences Corp.||67.28||2.77||4.29%|
|Advancing Issues||28 (93.33%)|
|Declining Issues||2 (6.66%)|
Executive Mosaic‘s GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.