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June 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Post-Brexit Shock Reversal as Primes Lead Surge

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index staged a second consecutive session of recovery Wednesday from the post-Brexit shock that loomed over global financial markets during the prior two trading days with McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) as the top driver of gains with the prime defense stocks and platform also top performers. The GovCon …

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June 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Plunge Deepens on Post-Brexit Fallout’s Second Day

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The GovCon Index lost two full percentage points for a second consecutive trading session Monday as global financial markets continued to indicate investor concerns over the prospects of Britain’s vote Thursday to leave the European Union. Executive Mosaic‘s GovCon Index closed down 2.004 percent to 75.777 with Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) and Northrop Grumman …

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June 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Plummets on Brexit Vote Fallout, Raytheon Lone Gainer

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The GovCon Index was no exception to the effects of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union on global financial markets Friday as the GCI recorded its worst one-day percentage drop of 2016 by 2.805 percent to 77.327. Friday’s plunge brought the GCI from a weekly gain to a five-day loss of 1.175 percent …

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June 23 Market Close: GCI Up, CACI Guidance Miss & Downgrade Weigh as Markets Bet Against Brexit

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The GovCon Index lifted Thursday on U.S. investor speculation that Britain would vote in its referendum to remain in the European Union but felt some downward pressure from a guidance miss by CACI International (NYSE: CACI) and a subsequent downgrade on the stock. Executive Mosaic‘s GovCon Index of 30 publicly traded contractors rose 0.365 points …

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Curtiss-Wright Lands $80M in Contracts to Provide Ship Valves for Navy; David Adams Comments

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Curtiss-Wright (NYSE: CW) has secured approximately $80 million in contracts to provide various valves for the U.S. Navy‘s Virginia-class submarines and Ford-class aircraft carriers. The company said Wednesday it received the contracts from business units of Bechtel and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) as part of a ship construction support and spare parts procurement agreement. Curtiss-Wright …

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June 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Narrowly Down, US-Focused Contractors Gain in Brexit-Dominated Trade

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The GovCon Index fell into narrow range in afternoon trade Tuesday and closed at a nominal loss of 0.099 points to 79.190 as global investors continued to gauge the possibility of Britain’s departure from the European Union in a Thursday referendum there with new polls indicating a close vote either way. Many lead …

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June 20 Market Close: GCI Soars 1%, Stocks With UK Presence Lift as Markets View Britain’s EU Exit as Unlikely

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The GovCon Index started the week of Britain’s vote on whether to stay in the European Union on the front foot with a Monday gain of 1.192 percent to 79.289 as global investors took positions that the U.K. public will vote against the “Brexit.” BAE Systems PLC‘s over-the-counter listing in the U.S. closed …

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June 15 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Choppy as Fed Holds Line on Interest Rates

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The GovCon Index hit choppy trade in the late afternoon session Wednesday and closed at a narrow loss of 0.094 points to 78.850 as investors examined the Federal Reserve‘s latest policy statement that left current interest rates unchanged. Central bank leaders held the federal funds rate at between one-quarter and one-half …

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June 13 Morning Report: GCI Posts 4th Straight Weekly Gain on Strong Defense Contractor Stocks

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The GovCon Index closed Friday with a decline of 0.551 points to 79.942 but ended with its fourth consecutive weekly gain with a 1.20-percent increase. Upgrades to prime defense contractor stocks including L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) and strong performances from Boeing (NYSE: BA), General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) helped drive the Index’s …

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June 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Down, Notches 4th Straight Weekly Gain Ahead of Fed’s Midweek Summit

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The GovCon Index stumbled from the open Friday and closed down 0.551 points to 79.942 as investors continued to pull back from the GCI’s six-day prior rally and U.S. stock benchmark S&P 500’s three-day stretch of gains that ended Thursday. Despite Friday’s decline, the GCI ends the week up 1.20 percent …

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