The GovCon Index continued its rebound on heightened volume into a second straight session with a gain of 0.313Â points toÂ 77.900 Tuesday asÂ U.S. stocks gave back gains from middayÂ and closed in narrowly mixed range.
Monday saw the Index surge 2.9 percentÂ on increased activityÂ amongÂ defense shares in the first trading session after Friday’s attacks in Paris.
Technology- and services-focused companies led Index gainers with Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) and McKesson (NYSE: MCK) as the two leaders by percentage movement.
U.S. investors considered dataÂ that showed consumer prices without food and fuel increased 0.2 percent in October to fall in line with the consensus economist forecast and the figure reported for September, according to Bloomberg.
Investors also looked at third quarter earnings reports from retailers Home Depot and Wal-Mart that exceeded Wall Street analysts’ forecasts, Bloomberg reported.
Top GovCon Index Gainers
|Symbol||Company||$ Current Price||Net Change||% Change|
|CSC||Computer Sciences Corp.||70.47||+1.70||+2.47%|
|Index||Value||NetÂ Change||%Â Change|
|S&P 500||2, 051.10||-2.09||-0.10%|
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||17, 489.50||+6.49||+0.04%|