The GovCon Index closed in positive territory for the second consecutive day Tuesday with a gain of 0.263 to close at 74.324.
Gains in European and Chinese markets helped U.S. stocks to a second straight day of gains and eight out of 10 sectors in the S&P 500 composite index ended the day in positive territory, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 46.34 points to 18, 070.40, Â the S&P 500 composite index climbed 6.20 points to 2, 114.49 and the NASDAQ composite index gained 11.54 points to 5, 016.93.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Â Company||Â Stock Price||Â $ Change||Â % Change|
|Â Intelsat||Â 12.47||Â 0.43||Â 3.57|
|Â Healthnet||Â 54.70||Â 1.70||Â 3.21|
|Â Huntington Ingalls||Â 135.66||Â 1.70||Â 1.27|
|Â Â Raytheon||Â 106.40||Â 1.32||1.26|
|Â Orbital ATK||Â 74.73||Â 0.63||Â 0.85|
|Â Advancing Issues||Â Â 21 (70.00%)|
|Â Declining Issues||Â Â Â 9 (30.00%)|
|Â Unchanged Issues||Â Â Â 0|
Executive Mosaic‘s GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.