The GovCon IndexÂ closed Thursday at its highest figure since April 28Â with a 1.652 percent gain to 75.207.
U.S. stocks jumped 1 percent Thursday as investors weighed a weakenedÂ U.S. dollar and stabilized Treasury bond market after a series of mixed economic reports earlier in the week, Â 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
|Â Company||Â Stock Price||Â $ Change||Â % Change|
|Â ICF International||Â 37.29||Â Â 1.78||Â Â 5.01%|
|Â Â Computer Sciences Corp.||Â Â 67.28||Â Â 2.77||Â Â 4.29%|
|Â Â McKesson||Â Â 239.48||Â Â 7.10||Â Â 3.06%|
|Â Â Maximus||Â Â 53.22||Â Â 1.30||Â Â 2.50%|
|Â Â SAIC||Â Â 28.23||Â Â 0.62||Â Â 2.25%|
|Â Advancing Issues||Â 28Â (93.33%)|
|Â Declining Issues||Â Â 2Â (6.66%)|
|Â Unchanged Issues||Â Â 0|
Executive Mosaic‘s GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.