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November 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower as Defense Primes Slow Post-Election Surge

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower Wednesday on sell-offs in its largest defense prime components as U.S. stocks also held modestly down with financial stocks and utilities among the most notable decliners. GovCon Index laggards outnumbered gainers by a 2-to-1 ratio and all 11 of its S&P 500 components fell with Lockheed Martin …

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November 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Post-Election Gain Streak Ends With 1% Decline, US Stocks Advance

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index ended its four-day post-election gain streak with a 1-percent decline Tuesday as investors sold defense shares that had surged since Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential election victory Nov. 8. In contrast, U.S. stocks were lifted Tuesday on bounces in technology and energy shares as the latter sector rose in conjunction with …

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November 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts 4th Straight 1%-Plus Gain, AECOM Surges on CEO’s Infrastructure Comments

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index added at least 1 full percent for a fourth consecutive session Monday to new all-time high as defense primes continued to lead gainers and construction company AECOM (NYSE: ACM) also climbed after its CEO offered investors a positive outlook on U.S. infrastructure spending. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Rick Lober See Commercial Tech Opportunity in Military Comms

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 10, 2016 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch of Inmarsat and Rick Lober of Hughes Network Systems have stated that commercial platforms could support the U.S. military’s broadband communications and satellite coverage needs, ExecutiveBiz reported Nov. 2. “The opportunity lies in engaging with commercial industry to learn what capabilities we are investing in …

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November 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Ends at Record High With 5% Surge, Investors Bet on Defense Spending Uptick

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index climbed 5 percent for a record one-day gain and closing value Wednesday as investors made large buys of shares in large defense primes on expectations of increased defense spending under incoming Pres. Donald Trump after his watershed election win Tuesday. The U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index …

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HPE’s Earl Matthews: Military Should Utilize New Technologies to Attain Technological Superiority

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 4, 2016 — Earl Matthews, a vice president at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), has stated that the U.S. military should utilize emerging electromagnetic platforms to support its technological superiority, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Matthews noted that future higher data processing systems will have to work to change frequency dependencies as they …

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Mercury to Purchase CES for $38M in Defense Tech & C4I Market Strategy

Defense technology manufacturer Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY) has agreed to purchase Switzerland-based military and aerospace computing company CES Creative Electronic Systems for $38 million to add new avionics and platform management products. Chelmsford, Mass.-based Mercury said Thursday it expects to close the transaction by the end of this year and will fund the deal with cash on …

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Huntington Ingalls to Buy Camber for $380M to Add IT, Govt Services Market Footprints

Military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has agreed to acquire government services contractor Camber Corp. for $380 million in a move to diversify revenue and add new information technology work with U.S. defense, intelligence and civilian agencies. Huntington Ingalls’ move for Camber comes in a year where other larger defense prime contractors …

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Raytheon Lifts Guidance as 3Q Earnings Top Street; L-3’s 2017 Outlook Below Analyst Consensus

GovCon Index– and S&P 500-listed defense contractors Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) lifted full-year earnings per share and revenue guidance before markets opened Thursday with third quarter EPS above Wall Street’s expectations for both companies. Raytheon showed a year-over-year revenue increase for the third quarter on growth …

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Connectec Lands $97M Army Contract for Mortar Weapon Components

Connectec has secured a five-year, $96.7 million firm-fixed-price contract to provide mortar weapon components and related support equipment to the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will supply parts for 60mm and 81mm lightweight mortar weapons as well as mounts, baseplates, direct support tools and basic issue items for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm mortars. The …

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