The GovCon Index jumped 1.186 percent to 73.185 Tuesday in the last trading session before the Federal Reserve’s meeting set to take place Wednesday through Thursday.
All three major U.S. stock indices rose at least 1 percent each as U.S. investors considered retail sales and industrial production data that fell below many analysts’ expectations but showed increases in August, according to CNBC.
Fed policymakers will meet this week to determine whether to raise short-term interest rates for the first time in more than nine years and an announcement will come Thursday, CNBC reports.
CNBC said the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed out of correction territory, or back within 10 percent of its 52-week high, and the Russell 2000 remains in a correction.
Top Con Index Gainers
|Company||$ Current Price||$ Change||% Change|
|Booz Allen Hamilton||27.045||+0.545||+2.057%|
|Index||Value||Net Change||% Change|
|S&P 500||1, 978.09||+25.06||+1.28%|
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||16, 599.85||+228.89||+1.40%|