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January 23 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Fall on Trump Trade Pact Withdrawal Order

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled in conjunction with larger declines on Wall Street Monday as investors retreated from equities after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to withdraw from the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered gainers by a 4-to-1 ratio and two of its 11 S&P 500 …

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Former Raytheon Cyber Exec Brian Stites Named MSi Business Devt VP

Brian Stites, formerly chief architect and senior manager of defense and commercial cyber resiliency strategy at Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), has joined Charlottesville, Virginia-based cyber defense software firm Mission Secure Inc. as vice president of business development. Stites “brings strong control system and cyber expertise and will be a fantastic addition to …

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TESSCO Technologies Hires Charles Kriete as Product Mgmt & Solutions SVP

Charles Kriete, formerly chief marketing officer of Kore Wireless Group, has joined TESSCO Technologies (Nasdaq: TESS) as senior vice president for product management and solutions at the Hunt Valley, Maryland-based wireless communications technology supplier. Kriete will report directly to Murray Wright, TESSCO president and CEO, and oversee the company’s vendor partner relationships and …

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January 23 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Gain on Boost From McKesson, Rockwell Collins

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index registered a 0.263-point gain to 88.954 Friday as gainers outnumbered decliners 17 to 13. McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) was the top net performer in the GCI while Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) was the top percentage gainer. Pharmaceutical services provider McKesson also led among stocks co-listed in the S&P 500, …

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January 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Inches Gain, US Stocks Pare Advances After Trump Inaugural Speech

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held higher Friday to post a weekly advance on boosts from from blue chip stock McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) and aerospace company Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) after a first quarter earnings. U.S. stocks sharply pared their gains after now President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech as uncertainty set in equity markets on uncertainty …

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Rockwell Collins Tops Street’s 1Q Earnings Forecast, Govt Sales See 5% Increase

GovCon Index-listed Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) reported first quarter earnings above Wall Street analysts’ expectations Friday with help from higher avionics and other aviation-related sales in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based aerospace company’s government business. Rockwell Collins said earnings for the October-December period came in at $1.20 per share that excludes $0.10 of costs related …

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