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February 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower on Services Stock Declines, US Stocks in Narrow Range

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower Wednesday on declines by services-oriented contractors as U.S. stocks traded in narrow range with financial shares the main laggards and crude oil prices again a focal point of investor attention. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 4-to-1 ratio as three of its 11 S&P 500 …

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February 7 Market Close: GovCon Index Higher on Boeing Lift, US Stocks End Positive Despite PM Dip

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed higher Tuesday with a strong performance by Boeing (NYSE: BA) the main contributor, while U.S. stocks ended slightly green despite an afternoon descent as investors eyed oil price declines. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 2-to-1 ratio as nine of its 11 S&P 500 components …

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February 6 Market Close: GovCon Index Inches Green on Aerospace Prime Boosts, US Stocks Lower

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index notched a small advance Monday on help from large aerospace-and-defense primes as U.S. stocks held lower without a major event as a driver of trading activity in equity markets. GovCon Index gainers and decliners split even at 15-each but eight of its 11 S&P 500 components gained with seven of …

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February 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Higher on L3 & HII Boosts, US Stocks Up After Trump Banking Exec Order

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rose Friday on advances large and middle-tier defense primes as U.S. stocks climbed following the January jobs report and President Donald Trump’s new executive order to reduce regulations on the banking industry implemented after the 2008 crisis. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 4-to-1 ratio as nine …

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February 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Held Green by CACI & Harris Earnings Beats, US Stocks Unchanged

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed higher Thursday on strong performances by CACI International (NYSE: CACI) and Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) after both contractors reported quarterly earnings above Wall Street’s expectations. U.S. stocks in contrast ended mostly flat as investors waited Friday’s job report and weighed President Donald Trump’s comments to lawmakers …

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February 1 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat, US Stocks Close Green After Interest Rates Unchanged

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index pared its losses to close flat against a mostly positive session for U.S. stocks Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and said it sees improvement in consumer and business sentiment. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered gainers 17-13 for a second straight session as four of its 11 S&P 500 …

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January 31 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat to Record Monthly Loss, Aerospace Primes Lead Declines

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed flat Tuesday with large prime aerospace contractors the main laggards and services companies the predominant gainers as U.S. stocks also fell on continued investor uncertainty over White House policies. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered gainers 18-12 as three of its 11 S&P 500 components advanced with co-listed McKesson Corp. (NYSE: …

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January 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Broaches 1% Decline Amid Market Anxiety Over Immigration Order

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted its largest decline in seven weeks Monday as the general U.S. stock market also saw increased selling activity amid investor concern over the Trump administration’s immigration measure to bar entry into the U.S. from seven Middle East countries. Only three of the GovCon Index’s 30 components advanced …

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January 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Held Positive by General Dynamics on Upbeat 3-Year Sales Outlook

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held positive Friday to end the week flat despite a majority of its 30 stocks in negative territory as S&P 500-listed General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) surged to an all-time record high during the session after the defense contractor issued a bullish three-year sales outlook. U.S. stocks traded slightly …

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Harris to Sell Govt IT Services Business to Veritas Capital for $690M

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has agreed to sell its government information technology services business to private equity investment firm Veritas Capital for approximately $690 million in the military radio maker’s second major divestiture over less than one month as part of its larger portfolio reshaping effort. The deal comes approximately three weeks …

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