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December 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises, Posts 6th Straight Weekly Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index advanced Friday to complete its sixth consecutive weekly gain in an extended post-election climb that has seen the GCI hit a series of record high closes. The GCI has risen 14.75 percent over six weeks with the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index up 6.26 percent …

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December 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Drops on Steep Prime Declines, SAIC Climbs on Earnings Beat

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Thursday on steep losses among several of its large-cap prime components as U.S. stocks posted a small advance to a new record high close with financial shares the top performers at a 1-percent gain and industrials the largest laggards. Thursday’s decline puts the GCI below 90 points after a …

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Booz Allen’s Greg Wenzel Details Engineering, Digital Services Push Through Aquilent Buy

Booz Allen Hamilton‘s (NYSE: BAH) pending $250 million purchase of Laurel, Maryland-based cloud computing and digital services contractor Aquilent represents a selective entry into the GovCon acquisition landscape for a firm as it has made five purchases. McLean, Virginia-based Booz Allen largely sat out of last year’s large deal activity that reshaped the government technology services sector …

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SAIC 3Q Earnings Top Street’s Consensus, Sets Post-Spin Book-To-Bill Record

GovCon Index-listed Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) reported third quarter earnings above the consensus Wall Street analyst forecast Thursday as the government contractor also set a record book-to-bill ratio since its September 2013 spinoff from former parent Leidos Holdings (NYSE: LDOS). SAIC reported $0.91 earnings per share for the …

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December 7 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts All-Time Record Close, Extends Gain Streak to 5

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted a fifth straight gain to a new all-time record close Wednesday on strong performances by Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) and L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) as U.S. stocks also advanced with the S&P 500 at a record close. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 2-to-1 ratio …

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December 6 Market Close: GovCon Index Up on Continued Mid-Tier Defense, Services Gains

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index reversed its morning decline to close higher Tuesday in a second straight session of contributions by mid-tier platform and services contractors against flat or red movements by large defense primes. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 4-to-1 ratio and six of its 11 S&P 500 stocks …

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Boeing to Acquire Liquid Robotics, Maker of Autonomous Maritime Vehicle ‘Wave Glider’

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has agreed to purchase Sunnyvale, Calif.-based autonomous maritime vehicle manufacturer Liquid Robotics for an undisclosed sum in the airplane maker’s strategy to create new information services functions between the ocean and space. Boeing said Tuesday its acquisition of the company behind the Wave Glider ocean surface robot also aims to continue a partnership …

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Roper Technologies to Purchase Deltek for $2.8B

‎Sarasota, Fla.-based industrial and technology conglomerate Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) has agreed to purchase software and information product provider Deltek for $2.8 billion from private equity firm Thoma Bravo. Roper said Tuesday it expects to complete the transaction before the year’s end and will fund the deal through its existing …

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Former IBM Govt Lead Chuck Prow Appointed CEO at Vectrus

Chuck Prow, a former head of IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) global government business and a 12-year Big Blue veteran, has joined Colorado Springs-based government services contractor Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) as CEO and board of directors member in a transition that took effect Tuesday. Vectrus announced the transition in a Tuesday release and said Ken …

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December 5 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits First 90-Point Close, HII & Services Gains Offset Prime Declines

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed above the 90-point mark for the first time since its October 2014 inception as Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and services contractors led gains to offset declines by Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and other defense primes on a positive day for U.S. stocks. Monday’s strong performance restarts a post-election …

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