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August 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Down on McKesson Plunge Despite L-3 Upgrade & Bullish JPMorgan Defense Stock Forecast

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index stumbled to negative late afternoon Thursday on a plunge in McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) with other health stock declines despite an upgrade to L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) by JPMorgan and gains by other defense primes and government services providers. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers by roughly 2-to-1 ratio and eight …

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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 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Slide Deepens on Lockheed & Services Stock Declines

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index extended its losses Wednesday on another steep drop by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and declines by services contractor stocks despite an afternoon reversal by U.S. stocks into narrow range from red after the latest Federal Reserve meeting minutes went public. GCI gainers slightly outnumbered laggers with one stock …

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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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August 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Swings Positive on Orbital ATK Rebound & Lockheed Rise

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index staged a rally Thursday to barely miss a new record close as Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) regained some ground from a record plunge in the previous session and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) rose to a new 52-week high in intraday trade. The Index closed 0.179 points shy of the …

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August 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Down on Boeing & Services Stock Losses, Harris Jumps 2% on Jana Partners Board Pact

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded downward Tuesday on sharp declines in Boeing (NYSE: BA) and major services-oriented contractors while Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) soared 2.71 percent on news of its board of directors membership agreement with activist hedge fund Jana Partners. The GovCon Index declined 0.316 points to 82.184 and five of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed stocks …

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August 1 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted on Engility, General Dynamics & Cubic Gains

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher Monday in mixed activity for U.S. stocks as Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) surged on a second quarter earnings beat with General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) also as top performers. The GovCon Index added 0.252 points to 82.500 with four of the GCI’s 11 …

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August 1 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Friday Decline, Ends July With 5.58% Gain

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday down 0.065 points to 82.248 to post weekly and monthly gains of 0.460 points and 5.58 percent, respectively. The Index remained in neutral range following second-quarter earnings reports from government contractors such as Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) and Leidos (NYSE: LDOS). Top GovCon Index Net Gainers Symbol Company …

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July 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Holds in Neutral, Ends July in Green

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index remained stuck in neutral range for a second consecutive session Friday as investors continued to gauge second quarter earnings reports from government contractors with additional statements due next week. The GovCon Index nudged down 0.065 points to 82.248, which puts the GCI at respective gains of 0.460 points for the …

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July 28 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat as L-3 & Raytheon Surges Offset by McKesson, Boeing Losses

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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index struggled for clear direction Thursday strong gains by Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) on second quarter earnings reports were offset by large plunges from McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) and Boeing (NYSE: BA). The GovCon Index recorded a decline of 0.061 points to 82.313 with seven of …

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