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August 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Up on ICF Earnings Beat, Huntington Ingalls Lifts Before 2Q Report

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rebounded Friday on gains by ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) on a second quarter earnings beat, plus boosts by Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB). The GovCon Index posted a gain of 0.292 points to 82.476 and six of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed stocks closed positive as …

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Cubic Cuts FY 2016 Earnings Outlook, Holds Revenue Guidance as 3Q Results Below Street Consensus

Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) cut its full-year earnings outlook in fiscal third quarter financial results released Wednesday as the defense and transportation contractor expects increases to interest and financing costs on a new credit facility, tax expenses and a partial pension settlement plan in the fourth quarter. San Diego-based Cubic expects adjusted …

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ICF Posts 2Q Earnings Beat; Boosts Federal Revenue Outlook on 8% Sales Increase

ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) reported second quarter earnings and revenue above the consensus analyst estimate Tuesday on year-over-year growth in U.S. federal government sales as the company also lifted guidance on full-year results for that market. Fairfax, Virginia-based consulting and technical services provider ICF said earnings for the April-June period came …

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

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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Harris FY 2017 Guidance Below Street Estimate, 4Q Swings to Profit as Radio Maker Inks Board Appointment Pact With Jana Partners

Harris Corp.’s (NYSE: HRS) guidance for its 2017 fiscal year started July 4 came in below Wall Street’s consensus forecast before markets opened Tuesday as the communications technology contractor anticipates pressure in its tactical and maritime energy businesses to continue. Melbourne, Florida-based military radio maker Harris cited global oil price declines …

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General Dynamics Awarded Potential $149M DARPA Classified Network Services Contract

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has been awarded a potential five-year, $149 million contract for systems development and threat detection services to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as DARPA aims to achieve early detection of suspicious activity on its network. The company said Tuesday its mission systems business unit will offer …

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Leidos Views Doubled Scale in Lockheed IS&GS Merger as Buffer to Agency Spending Shifts

Leidos Holdings‘ (NYSE: LDOS) impending merger with the information systems and global solutions segment of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) seeks to both diversify customer mix and lower risk to potential spending downturns in fewer market areas for the future combined company, Leidos CEO Roger Krone told investors at the New York Stock Exchange Monday. Reston, Virginia-based Leidos expects 2017 …

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

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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Engility CEO: ‘Niche’ Acquisitions Could Occur With Board Support, Organic Growth Remains Focus

Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) could make small “niche” acquisitions with support from the board of directors as the government services contractor looks to expand its current work and market footprints this year,  chief executive Lynn Dugle told investors Monday. “My full attention is on organic growth getting the team organized to getting the team …

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Engility Raises Full-Year Earnings Forecast on 2Q Beat

Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) lifted its full-year earnings outlook Monday in part on higher total contract bookings and bill-to-book ratio for the second quarter as the company continues on efforts to prioritize debt repayments. Chantilly, Virginia-based government services contractor Engility said it expects earnings of $1.18-$1.33 per share for its fiscal year compared to the original $1.00-$1.15  outlook …

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