The GovCon Index started the trading week with a gain of 0.236 points to 77.146 as U.S. stocks gained on investor optimism over a potential resolution to Greece’s long-running debt negotiations.
Market activity picked up after comments from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that his country could be willing to make concessions in an effort to get financial aid and stave off a default, according to CNBC.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 103.83 points to 18, 119.78, the S&P 500 composite index gained 12.86 points to 2, 122.85 and the NASDAQ composite index rose 36.97 points to 5, 153.97.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||$ Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Advancing Issues||20 (66.66%)|
|Declining Issues||10 (33.33%)|
Executive Mosaic‘s GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.