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December 5 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits First 90-Point Close, HII & Services Gains Offset Prime Declines

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed above the 90-point mark for the first time since its October 2014 inception as Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and services contractors led gains to offset declines by Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and other defense primes on a positive day for U.S. stocks. Monday’s strong performance restarts a post-election …

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December 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Inches Up for 4th Straight Positive Week, US Stocks Mixed on November Jobs Beat

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher Friday in a mixed session for U.S. stocks as investors looked at November jobs figures above economists’ expectations and furthered anticipation of an interest rate hike Dec. 14. The GCI ends at its fourth straight weekly advance, while the S&P 500 closed flat Friday …

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November 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Retreats, Ends Best Month Since July as US Stocks Stay in Tight Range

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index retreated Wednesday on declines by large prime and middle-tier services contractors that offset a surge by McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) in a session that saw U.S. stocks trade in narrow range to close the month of November. U.S. market activity was dominated by the agreement among OPEC countries to reduce …

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November 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Briefly Touches, Closes Short of 90 Points

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index ended at an all-time record close for a fourth session over the last five Tuesday and briefly touched the 90-point barrier for the first time in its two-year history during afternoon trade to resume its post-election rally with defense stocks in particular strong performers. The U.S. equity benchmark S&P 500 also climbed …

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November 28 Market Close: GovCon Index Down as Post-Election Rally Pauses

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index ended its six-day win streak Monday as U.S. stocks also took a break from the post-election rally after a stretch that saw equities post three straight weekly gains. GovCon Index decliners edged gainers and six of its 11 S&P 500 components advanced with General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) the …

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November 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Inches to New Record Close, US Stocks Flat After Fed Minutes

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index extended its current stretch of gains to a fifth straight session Wednesday and a second consecutive all-time record close to stay on track for a third straight weekly rise in a shortened trading week. U.S. stock markets are closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday and are open …

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November 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Nudges Green, Fed Chair Tells Congress Rate Hike Near

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index nudged a slight gain Thursday in a mostly positive session for the U.S. stock market at-large as investors listened to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s congressional testimony. GovCon Index decliners edged advancers and three of its 11 S&P 500 components closed green with Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) the best net gainer among …

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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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Natl Security Market Vet Susan Holley Named SC3 Business Devt SVP; David Page Comments

Susan Holley, a 26-year national security services industry veteran, has joined SC3 as senior vice president of business development at the Alexandria, Virginia-based technology and consulting services contractor. SC3 said that Holley will report directly to CEO David Page and lead the company’s efforts to identify new business opportunities, partnerships and …

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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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