The GovCon Index recovered its losses from the previous day’s session to record a gain of 0.539 points and close at 77.375.
U.S. stocks also rose after positive earnings reports from blue chips Citigroup and Intel and the Greek parliament’s vote to approve a series of austerity measures in return for financial aid from its international creditors, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 70.08 points to 18, 120.25, the S&P 500 composite index gained 16.89 points to 2, 124.29 and the NASDAQ composite index rose 1.26 percent to a record close of 5, 163.18.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||$ Current Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Advancing Issues||23 (76.66%)|
|Declining Issues||7 (23.33%)|
Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) firms.