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February 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits Record Close on Trump Military Budget Proposal

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at an all-time record high Monday with large aerospace-and-defense primes the main contributors to gains after President Donald Trump unveiled his proposal to raise military spending 9 percent for the next federal fiscal year. U.S. stocks also posted small gains as the benchmark S&P 500 composite …

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February 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Up, Records 4th Straight Weekly Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed higher Friday to end its fourth straight weekly gain as investors eyed defense stocks after President Donald Trump repeated his election campaign pledge to build up the military during a speech in Washington. U.S. equities also posted narrow gains and the benchmark S&P 500 composite index ended the …

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MacDonald Dettwiler to Purchase DigitalGlobe in $3.6B Deal

Canada-based communications services company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has agreed to acquire Earth imaging services provider DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) in an estimated $3.6 billion transaction to expand MDA’s footprint in the global satellite imagery market. MDA said Friday it will pay $2.4 billion in cash-and-stock for DigitalGlobe — $17.50 in cash and one-third of an MDA …

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February 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower on Services & Industrial Declines

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted its biggest one-day decline in a month Thursday with services and industrial components the largest drags in a session that saw U.S. equities struggle for clear direction as investors looked for more clarity on President Donald Trump’s economic agenda. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered advancers by a 5-to-1 ratio …

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February 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat, S&P 500 Dips After Fed Minutes

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held flat as the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index traded narrowly lower Wednesday after the most recent Federal Reserve meeting minutes indicated a desire among many policymakers to raise interest rates “fairly soon.” GovCon Index advancers slightly edged decliners 16-14 as seven of its 11 S&P 500 components closed green with Huntington …

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STG Makes Intell Community Push Through $119M Deal for Preferred Systems Solutions

Reston, Va.-based government technology services contractor STG Group has agreed to acquire software engineering and computing provider Preferred Systems Solutions for $119 million in a push to add new footprints in the intelligence community and other national security agencies. STG said Tuesday it expects to close the transaction by the end of March pending …

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February 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits 5th Straight Record Close, Wal-Mart Sales Beat Lifts US Stocks

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index climbed to a record close for a fifth straight session Monday with Boeing (NYSE: BA) the main contributor along with mid-tier aerospace gains as U.S. stocks also pushed to new all-time highs after Wal-Mart reported quarterly sales above Wall Street’s forecasts. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners by a 9-to-1 …

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February 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Sets 5th Straight Record Close on Boeing & Huntington Ingalls Lifts

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index crawled to a fifth straight record close Friday to extend its current stretch of weekly gains to three and record a five-day advance of 2.72 percent . The U.S. stock benchmark S&P 500 also inched to a record close for a weekly gain of more than 1 percent despite investor …

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February 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Moves Green on Huntington Ingalls 4Q Beat, US Stocks Pause Rally

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at a new all-time high for a fourth consecutive session on strong fourth quarter earnings from Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) as the U.S. benchmark S&P 500 retreated Thursday after a five-day stretch of record closes. Both the GCI and U.S. equities had set continued record highs during those streaks on …

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February 15 Market Close: GovCon Index & US Stocks Further Extend Record Highs

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index and all three major U.S. stock indices moved further into record-high territory Wednesday after President Donald Trump repeated his plans to cut taxes and simplify the tax code after a meeting with retail company executives. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners by a 9-to-1 ratio as nine of …

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