BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks gained Friday as the unemployment rate stayed at 9.7% in February and the country shed only about half as many jobs as economists had expected. Meanwhile, the following aerospace and defense stocks recorded 52-week highs.
2. Raytheon ( RTN) rose 0.7% to $57.11, touching a high of $57.32. Shares of the integrated-defense-systems designer have advanced 7% during the past month.
1. Boeing ( BA) climbed 3.6% to $67.93, reaching a high of $68.04. Shares of the aircraft specialist returned 16% in the past four weeks.