The GovCon Index closed Friday with a gain of 0.348 points to 74.380 on positive movement in U.S. markets and posted a weekly gain of 1.273 percent.
The U.S. markets’ performance is based on jobs data that indicates nonfarm businesses added 215, 000 workers in March to surpass analyst expectations, according to Reuters.
Investors also saw some recovery for the manufacturing sector in the Institute for Supply Management’s latest factory activity index reading of 51.8 for March, up 2.3 points from February, Reuters said.
Top GovCon Index Gainers
|Symbol||Company||$ Current Price||Net Change||% Change|
* Also listed in the S&P 500 composite index
|Advancing GovCon Index Issues||12|
|Declining GovCon Index Issues||18|
|Unchanged GovCon Index Issues||0|
|Index||Value||Net Change||% Change|
|S&P 500||2, 072.78||+13.04||+0.63%|
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||17, 792.75||+107.66||+0.61%|