Infrastructure stocks spike with plans to increase defense spending

By |  February 27, 2017

Infrastructure-releated stocks rose after President Donald Trump said he will soon release a budget that will increase defense spending by $54 billion, reports CNBC.

Increases to the budget in defense spending will be offset by savings elsewhere, Trump says.

According to CNBC, Martin Marietta Materials’ shares rose more than 4 percent, while Vulcan Materials’ and Nucor’s shares rose about 3 percent. In addition, Caterpillar and Boeing rose to trade among the top three contributors to gains in the Dow Jones industrial average. The index climbed 16 points following Trump’s budget briefing at the White House.

The materials sector in the S&P 500 also rose about 0.5 percent following Trump’s comments, CNBC adds.

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