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Raytheon & L-3 Boost Earnings Guidance on 2Q Beat, Leidos Below Street Outlook

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Three government contractors listed in Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index reported second quarter financial results before U.S. markets opened Wednesday. Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) both lifted full-year earnings and revenue guidance Thursday on second quarter results that topped the consensus analyst outlooks for each figure. Raytheon cited sales of its Paveway …

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Northrop CEO Eyes Tech Services Segment Reposition Versus Sale or Spinoff

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Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) chief executive signaled to investors Wednesday that he would rather reposition its technology services segment to different focus areas rather than pursue a sale or spinoff of the division. Falls Church, Virginia-based Northrop created the technology services segment at the start of this year from a realignment initiative …

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July 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Holds Higher Against Flat US Market Ahead of Prime Defense Earnings

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher Tuesday against choppy trade in the larger U.S. stock market as defense-oriented investors prepare to examine a large batch of earnings reports from major sector players due Wednesday. The GovCon Index notched a gain of 0.473 points to 82.151 and eight of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed companies closed …

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July 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Down on Prime Declines & Oil Fall, Engility Surges on Debt Refinance Plan

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held in slight negative range Monday as gains by services contractors Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) and CACI International (NYSE: CACI) failed to offset declines by defense primes and platform makers. The GovCon Index declined 0.110 points to 81.678 and only two of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed stocks closed in green …

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July 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Shakes Off Weak Open, Honeywell Plummets on Sales Outlook Cut

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index reversed an initial weak open to register a gain Friday that was not enough to push the GCI to positive for the week as second quarter earnings reports started for government contracting companies. The GovCon Index added 0.289 points to 81.788 Friday but ended at a nominal five-day decline of 0.031 points with …

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July 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls on Defense Prime Losses, Oil Decline Holds Down US Stocks

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Thursday on large declines among defense prime companies as U.S. stocks traded lower on falling oil prices and mixed earnings reports among blue chips. The GovCon Index declined 0.694 points to 81.499  as none of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed stocks closed at a gain with eight in the U.S. stock …

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July 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Up on Mid-Tier & Services Stock Gains, Lockheed Down

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at an all-time high for the sixth time in eight sessions Wednesday on a mix of strong performances from middle-tier platform and product makers plus predominantly services-oriented contractors. The GovCon Index gained 0.328 points to 82.193 with nine of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed companies in positive at the close and …

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July 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat, Lockheed Gains on 2Q Beat Despite F-35 & Profit Caution

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index scored a gain in choppy trade Tuesday on help from defense prime stocks such as Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), which posted second quarter earnings and sales above analyst expectations but issued some caution to analysts on future earnings and the F-35 program. The GovCon Index closed up …

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Lockheed Eyes Further Share Count Cut Via Leidos Transaction, to Use Cash Dividend for Stock Buyback

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) envisions further reductions in its outstanding share count after the merger of its information systems and global solutions business into Leidos Holdings (NYSE: LDOS) completes on its scheduled closure date of Aug. 16, Lockheed Chief Financial Officer Bruce Tanner told investors Tuesday. Tanner’s comment to analysts in the company’s second …

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Lockheed Boosts Full-Year Guidance on 2Q Earnings, Revenue Beats

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) lifted full-year earnings and revenue guidance Tuesday and exceeded analysts’ second quarter estimates for both figures on sales from the Sikorsky helicopter business acquired in November as negotiations between the company and U.S. government continue on the next two F-35 fighter jet batches. Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed said it now expects 2016 …

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