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Weekly Roundup August 22 – August 26 2016: JPMorgan Analyst Bullish on Defense & more

August 22 – August 26 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson An investment analyst at the U.S.’ biggest and world’s fifth largest bank endorsed the defense sector this week in a note to investors with a forecast that views continued “green” movement in …

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

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 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Down on McKesson Decline as Health Losses Weigh on US Markets

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower Wednesday with McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) the worst net performer at more than double the decline of second-lowest Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as losses in healthcare shares dragged U.S. stocks into negative territory. General Dynamics was the only GovCon Index-S&P 500 company to record a gain, while McKesson was …

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Parsons Names Vice Chairman Tom Roell to Interim Federal Leadership Post

Thomas “Tom” Roell, vice chairman and chief risk adviser at Parsons Corp., has been appointed interim president of the Pasadena, California-based engineering and construction services contractor’s federal business unit and will maintain his other current roles for the company. Parsons said Wednesday Roell will continue to be based at the company’s …

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DHS Selects Chenega Infinity for Potential $117M Law Enforcement Training Center Security Services Contract

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a potential eight-year, $117 million contract to Chantilly, Virginia-based contractor Chenega Infinity for security services at four DHS-operated law enforcement training centers in the U.S. DHS announced the award in a Wednesday FedBizOpps notice and said the company will be responsible for round-the-clock security enforcement and …

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August 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Held Down By Large Primes Against US Stock Gains

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 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises Against Choppy US Stock Trade

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index recovered from a slightly negative open Monday and held positive against choppy activity in U.S. stock markets as speculation over the next interest rate hike continued to dominate investors’ attention. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers and unchanged stocks by a 2-to-1 ratio and eight of the GCI’s 11 …

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August 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Narrowly Down, Ends Week at Slight Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index pared back some losses in late afternoon trade Friday to register a narrow weekly gain as Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) extended its stretch of declines to a fourth straight day and CACI International (NYSE: CACI) again led gainers along with other mid-tier primes. Four of the GovCon Index’s 11 S&P …

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August 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted on CACI Earnings Beat, Energy Leads US Stock Gains on Oil Spike

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rebounded Thursday from a two-session stretch of losses on a surge by CACI International‘s (NYSE: CACI) stock after the government services contractor topped Wall Street’s fourth quarter and full-year forecasts. Arlington, Virginia-based CACI said the February acquisition of the National Security Solutions business from L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) helped …

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CACI 4Q Earnings, Sales Exceed Street Estimate as FY 2016 Results Also Top Analyst Outlook

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) topped Wall Street’s expectations for earnings and revenue in the GovCon Index-listed government services contractor’s fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017 financial results released before markets opened Thursday. Arlington, Virginia-based CACI’s February acquisition of the former L-3 National Security Solutions business drove net income and sales growth in both the …

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