The GovCon Index closed in positive territory for the fourth consecutive trading session Tuesday with a gain of 0.470 points to end at 76.867.
Semiconductor and biotechnology stocks drove gains in U.S. markets Thursday despite a report that said consumer purchases fell 0.3 percent in June after a 1-percent climb in May, according to Bloomberg.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 75.90 points to 18, 053.58, the S&P 500 composite index gained 9.35 points to 2, 108.95 and the NASDAQ composite index rose 33.38 points to 5, 104.89.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||$ Stock Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Advancing Issues||27 (90.00%)|
|Declining Issues||3 (10.00%)|
Executive Mosaic‘s GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.