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August 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Ends 5-Day Losing Streak on Prime Gains, Financial Shares Lift Stocks on Fed Rate Chatter

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index snapped a five-day losing streak Monday on advances by mid- and large-tier defense contractors as gains by financial shares led Wall Street to end its three-day stretch of declines. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers by a roughly 3-to-1 ratio and nine of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed companies closed …

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August 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Down, US Stocks Mixed After Fed Chair’s Hawkish Rate Hike Outlook

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index stumbled to negative in late morning trade Friday for a second straight weekly loss as U.S. stocks tried for gains shortly before the close after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told central bankers in Wyoming she believes the case has strengthened for another interest rate hike. Friday’s close …

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August 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Down on McKesson Decline as Health Losses Weigh on US Markets

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower Wednesday with McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) the worst net performer at more than double the decline of second-lowest Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as losses in healthcare shares dragged U.S. stocks into negative territory. General Dynamics was the only GovCon Index-S&P 500 company to record a gain, while McKesson was …

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August 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises Against Choppy US Stock Trade

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index recovered from a slightly negative open Monday and held positive against choppy activity in U.S. stock markets as speculation over the next interest rate hike continued to dominate investors’ attention. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers and unchanged stocks by a 2-to-1 ratio and eight of the GCI’s 11 …

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August 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted on CACI Earnings Beat, Energy Leads US Stock Gains on Oil Spike

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rebounded Thursday from a two-session stretch of losses on a surge by CACI International‘s (NYSE: CACI) stock after the government services contractor topped Wall Street’s fourth quarter and full-year forecasts. Arlington, Virginia-based CACI said the February acquisition of the National Security Solutions business from L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) helped …

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August 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits Record Close Again as Defense Primes Rise

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at another all-time high Monday with 28 out of 30 companies including all 11 S&P 500-listed stocks in green and middle- to large-tier defense contractors as the session’s top advancers. L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) led all net gainers after the military technology maker was selected by Drexel Hamilton …

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August 15 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Loss on Retail, Manufacturing Data

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday down 0.148 points to 82.467 to end the week with a 0.315-point loss. The Index mirrored the larger U.S. market as the retail sales report for July showed no change from the previous month and manufacturing data fell below analyst expectations. Four of GCI’s S&P 500-listed stocks posted gains …

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August 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls, Ends at Weekly Loss

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index turned downward Friday to end at a weekly loss as U.S. stocks also held negative after July’s retail sales report showed no change from the previous month and new manufacturing data also fell below economists’ expectations. For the week, the Index registered a 0.315-point decline mainly on the Wednesday plunge by …

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August 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls on Orbital ATK Plunge After Accounting Disclosure

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index recorded its worst session in four weeks Wednesday despite gainers as the clear majority after Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) announced it would restate all financial results dated back to April 2014. Shares in Orbital ATK plummeted 20.25 percent — or $17.987 — at the stock’s biggest one-day loss in nearly a year after the space systems …

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State Dept Approves Saudi Arabia’s $1.15B Request for US Abrams Tanks, Ground Vehicle Recovery Systems

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The State Department has approved Saudi Arabia’s request to purchase $1.15 billion in General Dynamics-built (NYSE: GD) Abrams battle tanks along with a suite of ground vehicle recovery systems from the U.S. government under a foreign military sales agreement between both countries. Twenty of the total 153 M1A2S Abrams tanks covered under …

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