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January 23 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Fall on Trump Trade Pact Withdrawal Order

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled in conjunction with larger declines on Wall Street Monday as investors retreated from equities after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to withdraw from the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered gainers by a 4-to-1 ratio and two of its 11 S&P 500 …

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January 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Inches Gain, US Stocks Pare Advances After Trump Inaugural Speech

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held higher Friday to post a weekly advance on boosts from from blue chip stock McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) and aerospace company Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) after a first quarter earnings. U.S. stocks sharply pared their gains after now President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech as uncertainty set in equity markets on uncertainty …

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Rockwell Collins Tops Street’s 1Q Earnings Forecast, Govt Sales See 5% Increase

GovCon Index-listed Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) reported first quarter earnings above Wall Street analysts’ expectations Friday with help from higher avionics and other aviation-related sales in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based aerospace company’s government business. Rockwell Collins said earnings for the October-December period came in at $1.20 per share that excludes $0.10 of costs related …

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January 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted by Platform Maker Gains Against Red Majority Ahead of Inauguration

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed higher Thursday as gains by large defense platform and product makers helped offset declines by a majority of the GCI’s 30 stocks with mid-tier prime contractors and government services providers in red. U.S. stocks traded lower by comparison with real estate the largest drag on equities in the …

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FBI Selects Accenture for Potential $100M HR Application Services BPA

The FBI has awarded a potential seven-year, $100 million blanket purchase agreement to Accenture‘s (NYSE: ACN) federal business for services to modernize existing applications in the bureau’s human resources systems as part of an ongoing digital transformation initiative. Accenture Federal Services said Thursday it will collaborate with the FBI to update the agency’s Oracle-based (NYSE: …

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January 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Higher, US Stocks Mixed After Fed Chair Speech

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher Wednesday on help from its large-cap components against mixed U.S. stock movements as investors awaited Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s speech on the U.S. economy during the last hour of trade. GovCon Index gainers slightly edged decliners each and nine of its 11 S&P 500 companies advanced with co-listed Raytheon (NYSE: …

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January 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Down on Shipbuilder Declines, Financials Drive S&P 500 Lower

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Tuesday on declines from major military shipbuilders and defense technology makers as U.S. stocks traded lower with a 2.28-percent decline by financial shares the main contributor after a three-day weekend for equity markets. GovCon Index laggards outnumbered advancers by an 9-to-1 ratio and overall top performer McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) was the …

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Boeing CEO Says Progress Made on ‘Simplifying Requirements’ for Air Force One After Trump Meeting

Boeing (NYSE: BA) CEO Dennis Muilenburg told reporters Tuesday after his hour-long meeting with President-elect Donald Trump that the company has moved forward on efforts in “simplifying requirements” for the future Air Force One replacement airplane with combat jets also a topic of discussion there. Trump first criticized the presidential aircraft program on …

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January 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Rebounds, Holds at Weekly Loss as Lockheed Halts 4-Day Slide

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rebounded Friday with strong performances by defense prime stocks as U.S. stocks rose on investor optimism from quarterly earnings beats by large financial institutions and positive retail sales numbers from December. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggards by a 2-to-1 ratio and nine of its 11 S&P 500 stocks moved …

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Lockheed CEO: New Deal to Cut Costs on Next F-35 Line ‘Close’

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is “close to a deal” on a new contract that would “significantly” bring down costs of the next line of F-35 fighter jets and add 1,800 new jobs at its Fort Worth, Texas facility that houses production, the company’s chief executive said Friday after a meeting with President-elect …

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