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September 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Post-Fed Rate Decision Gains, KBR Joins GCI After Govt Services Acquisitions

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rose for a second straight session Thursday to extend gains on the Federal Reserve‘s Wednesday decision to leave interest rates unchanged on a mix of contributions from large defense platform makers and services-oriented contractors. Thursday also represented the GovCon Index’s first day of activity with KBR (NYSE: KBR) …

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September 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower on HII Downgrade, US Stocks Higher as Fed Meeting Begins

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed in narrow range Tuesday after Cowen and Company downgraded the stock of military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and GCI decliners over gainers at roughly 2-to-1 ratio. Newport News, Virginia-based Huntington Ingalls ended as the GovCon Index’s worst net performer on Cowen and Company’s downgrade of HII to …

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September 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifts, US Stocks Mixed Ahead of Fed Policy Summit

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rose Monday in an attempt to close above the 80-point barrier for the first time since Sept. 12 on gains by large defense primes and services-oriented companies. The GCI’s positive movement contrasted activity in U.S. financial markets as stocks turned south in the final hour of trade and closed mixed ahead …

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September 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Down, Ends Week at Loss Ahead of Fed Rate Summit

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held negative Friday to end at a weekly decline as U.S. stock markets extended the current stretch of sharp swings between gains and losses as the Federal Reserve‘s next two-day meeting looms for Tuesday and Wednesday. Decliners outnumbered advancers 9-to-1 and all of the GovCon Index’s S&P …

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September 1 Market Close: GovCon Index Dragged by Vectrus Plunge After Mideast Contract Loss to URS

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index started September with a slight decline Thursday to register its third straight loss as Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) plunged almost 20 percent on the loss of a contract for Middle East-based logistics services the company held since 2010. Colorado Springs-based Vectrus said pre-open the Army Prepositioned Stocks-5 contract for …

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August 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Drops, Lockheed & Primes Lead Losses on Low Volume Day

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held negative in a light trading session for U.S. stocks Tuesday as defense primes led GCI losses ahead of the July jobs report scheduled for release before markets open Friday. Tuesday’s decline represents the GovCon Index’s fifth decline over six days in a stretch driven by extended losses …

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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 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Held Down By Large Primes Against US Stock Gains

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower against across-the-board gains by U.S. stocks Tuesday as declines by large prime defense contractors weighed on the GCI. GovCon Index gainers edged laggers but only four of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed stocks closed green as Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) ended as the …

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August 22 Morning Report: GovCon Index Drops Friday, Closes Week With Narrow Gain

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index recorded a decline of  0.090 points to 82.025 Friday and closed the week with a gain as four of GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed stocks ended in green during the period’s last trading session. CACI International (NYSE: CACI) led the net gainers along with other midtier primes, while …

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