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Weekly Roundup September 12 – September 16 2016: The Stock That Lifts During Rate Hike Chatter & more

September 12 – September 16 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson For those of us who follow financial markets and in particular U.S. GovCon stocks, let’s take a deep breath during this slightly slower Friday session and take a brief look …

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September 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Surges to Extend Volatility, Primes Lead Gains

The GovCon Index rallied Thursday to extend its current stretch of volatility into a fifth straight session as large primes and S&P 500-listed contractors led advancers in conjunction with gains in the larger U.S. stock market on economic data traders view as a factor against a September interest rate hike. The GovCon Index …

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SAIC CEO: GovCon Services Consolidation to Continue, ‘Time-To-Market’ Key in Bids

Science Applications International Corp.’s (NYSE: SAIC) chief executive told investors Thursday he expects consolidation among government services contractors to continue as companies continue to pursue portfolio reshaping initiatives. SAIC itself was a player in the GovCon services consolidation wave through the $790 million acquisition of Scitor announced in March 2015 nearly five months …

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SAIC 2Q Earnings Top Street on Integration Cost Decline, Revenue Flat

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) reported second quarter earnings above analyst forecasts before markets opened Thursday with a year-over-year increase to net income in part on lower acquisition and integration costs. GovCon Index-listed SAIC said earnings for the quarter ended Aug. 5, 2016 came in at 85 cents per share …

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September 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Rides Post-Jobs Report Surge, Notches Weekly Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index ended its three-day losing streak Friday after August’s jobs report missed economists expectations to register a weekly gain and investors bet against the possibility of a September interest rate hike. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers by a roughly 9-to-1 ratio and S&P 500-listed Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) was the top …

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September 1 Market Close: GovCon Index Dragged by Vectrus Plunge After Mideast Contract Loss to URS

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index started September with a slight decline Thursday to register its third straight loss as Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) plunged almost 20 percent on the loss of a contract for Middle East-based logistics services the company held since 2010. Colorado Springs-based Vectrus said pre-open the Army Prepositioned Stocks-5 contract for …

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August 31 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls to End Red August, Lockheed & McKesson Pare GCI Decline

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index fell Wednesday to register a fifth decline over seven sessions in a stretch that puts the GCI in negative territory for August and ends its streak of monthly declines at six as U.S. market speculation over the next rate hike overshadows trading activity. Investors are looking at Friday’s labor report …

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August 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Drops, Lockheed & Primes Lead Losses on Low Volume Day

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held negative in a light trading session for U.S. stocks Tuesday as defense primes led GCI losses ahead of the July jobs report scheduled for release before markets open Friday. Tuesday’s decline represents the GovCon Index’s fifth decline over six days in a stretch driven by extended losses …

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August 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Ends 5-Day Losing Streak on Prime Gains, Financial Shares Lift Stocks on Fed Rate Chatter

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index snapped a five-day losing streak Monday on advances by mid- and large-tier defense contractors as gains by financial shares led Wall Street to end its three-day stretch of declines. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers by a roughly 3-to-1 ratio and nine of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed companies closed …

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August 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Down, US Stocks Mixed After Fed Chair’s Hawkish Rate Hike Outlook

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index stumbled to negative in late morning trade Friday for a second straight weekly loss as U.S. stocks tried for gains shortly before the close after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told central bankers in Wyoming she believes the case has strengthened for another interest rate hike. Friday’s close …

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