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

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 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Down, Lockheed in Steep Red & Leidos Up After Deal’s Closure

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index dropped at least one full net point Tuesday for the first time since June 24 on a sharp drop in Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) shares upon the defense contractor’s completion of the spinoff and subsequent merger of its government and technical services business into Leidos Holdings (NYSE: LDOS). Lockheed was the GCI’s …

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August 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits Record Close Again as Defense Primes Rise

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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Apollo Group, Constellis Executives to Buy Out Security Services Contractor

A group of investors including New York City-based Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO) along with executive team members at Constellis Group have agreed to undertake a buyout of the global security services contractor for an undisclosed sum. Constellis Group said Friday it expects the transaction to close by the end of September and the …

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August 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls, Ends at Weekly Loss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index turned downward Friday to end at a weekly loss as U.S. stocks also held negative after July’s retail sales report showed no change from the previous month and new manufacturing data also fell below economists’ expectations. For the week, the Index registered a 0.315-point decline mainly on the Wednesday plunge by …

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Weekly Roundup August 8 – August 12 2016: KBR and HPE Make Public Sector M&A Plays & More

August 8 – August 12 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Government contracting sector observers got a twin bill of significant acquisition developments during the Thursday evening-Friday morning “down time” in financial markets to continue the GovCon industry’s ongoing deal spree. Prior to this …

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KBR Agrees to Purchase Honeywell Govt Services Arm for $300M in Continued Federal Push

Houston-based engineering and construction company KBR (NYSE: KBR) has agreed to purchase the U.S. government services business of Honeywell (NYSE: HON) for $300 million in a push to continue expansion efforts in the federal market. KBR said Friday it expects to close the transaction subject to regulatory approval in October and …

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

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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CSRA Shows Openness to Deals With ‘Cloud-Enabled Digitization’ Factor, 1Q Earnings Top Street Outlook

CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) is open to acquisitions and has allocated a portion of its cash deployment strategy for potential deals, the company’s chief executive told investors Wednesday. “They have to give us a technology edge as we think about cloud-enabled digitization of the marketplace. We always look for customer intimacy and competitive …

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August 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls on Orbital ATK Plunge After Accounting Disclosure

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index recorded its worst session in four weeks Wednesday despite gainers as the clear majority after Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) announced it would restate all financial results dated back to April 2014. Shares in Orbital ATK plummeted 20.25 percent — or $17.987 — at the stock’s biggest one-day loss in nearly a year after the space systems …

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