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 andÂ the GreekÂ parliament’s vote to approve a series of austerity measures in return forÂ financial aid from its international creditors, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbedÂ 70.08Â 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 recordÂ closeÂ of 5, 163.18.
Top Percentage Gainers
|Company||$ Current Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Â Advancing Issues||Â Â 23 (76.66%)|
|Â Declining Issues||Â Â Â 7 (23.33%)|
|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.