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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 29 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Friday, Weekly Loss on Federal Reserve’s Rate Hike Outlook

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday with a 0.359-point drop to 81.205 and recorded a second straight weekly loss following Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s comments on a potential interest rate hike. Yellen has told central bankers in Wyoming the current low unemployment rate and increased price stability has strengthened the case for another interest rate hike potentially next …

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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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Weekly Roundup August 22 – August 26 2016: JPMorgan Analyst Bullish on Defense & more

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August 22 – August 26 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson An investment analyst at the U.S.’ biggest and world’s fifth largest bank endorsed the defense sector this week in a note to investors with a forecast that views continued “green” movement in …

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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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7 Firms Land $117M in Contract Modifications Under Navy Technical, Engineering Support IDIQ

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The U.S. Navy has awarded seven companies contract modifications worth $117.3 million combined to continue to provide technical and engineering services for the service branch’s vessels. The contract modifications were awarded to exercise the second option year on a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract under the Navy Modernization Program, the Defense …

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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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