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May 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits Reverse With 1% Decline, US Stocks Run Red on Dim Earnings

The GovCon Index fell 0.982 percent — or 0.769 points — to 77.553 as the 30-company list of government contractor stocks was dragged down by the sell-off in U.S. financial markets Friday on disappointing earnings reports from blue chip stocks. All 11 GCI companies co-listed in the S&P 500 composite index closed in …

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Vectrus Boosts Full-Year Guidance on 1Q Earnings, Revenue Beats

Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) — one of 30 companies listed in Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index — has lifted the lower ends of its full-year earnings and revenue outlooks in part on a large contract extension given in March. The Colorado Springs-based communications services contractor now expects earnings of at least $2.02 per share compared to …

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May 10 Market Close: GCI Soars 1% as Lockheed, Northrop, HII Hit All-Time Highs in Intraday Trade

The GovCon Index received a boost from large defense primes on a rebound in commodity prices Tuesday to close at a surge of 1.245 percent to a new three-month high of 78.322, which also extends the GCI’s current streak of gains to four sessions. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT),  Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Huntington Ingalls …

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AECOM 2Q Revenue Below Street Forecast on Energy Market Downturn, Earnings Top Analyst Outlook

AECOM Technology (NYSE: ACM) — one of 30 companies listed in Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index — has reported second quarter revenue below Wall Street’s forecasts on a downturn in construction sales to energy sector customers as earnings topped analyst expectations. The Los Angeles-based engineering and construction contractor said revenue for the January-March period …

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May 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Turns Around Late AM & Noon Dip, Health Shares Lead Rally

The GovCon Index hit negative twice during the late morning and noon hours of trade Monday but closed up 0.153 points to 77.359 on gains by healthcare stocks to help offset declines from energy and utility shares on lower oil prices. McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) ended Monday as the GovCon Index’s largest net …

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May 6 Market Close: GovCon Index Boosted by Engility & ICF 1Q Beats, Huntington Ingalls Extends Gain Stretch

The GovCon Index rode the wave of buying activity in U.S. financial markets Friday and closed up 0.634 points to 7.206, which put the GCI at a weekly gain of 0.845 points to start May after a series of earnings reports from contractors that exceeded analyst expectations. Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) extended its win …

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Altamira Purchases Cyber Operations Contractor Prime Solutions for Intell Market, R&D Resource Expansion

McLean, Virginia-based Altamira Technologies has acquired cybersecurity services provider Prime Solutions for an undisclosed sum in a push to add new footprints in the intelligence community and resources for research-and-development initiatives. Altamira said Friday it also sought access to Prime Solutions’ employees that work in areas such as computer network operations and …

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Lynn Dugle: Engility Shifts to Organic Growth Focus, Seeks $5B in New Bids

Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) expects to start seeing some organic sales growth in the second half of this year as the company has finished the integration of fellow government services contractor TASC one year out from that acquisition’s closure, CEO Lynn Dugle told investors Thursday. Chantilly, Virginia-based Engility has nearly $3.5 billion …

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May 5 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises on Huntington Ingalls & McKesson Gains, Orbital ATK Down on Sales Miss

The GovCon Index stayed clear of choppy activity in U.S. financial markets with a gain of 0.705 points — or 0.929 percent — to 76.572 on a first quarter earnings beat by shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and a sharp spike in McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) shares. Huntington Ingalls rose 4.13 percent after the …

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Engility Tops Street’s 1Q Earnings & Revenue Outlooks; ICF Profit Meets Street Forecast With Sales Beat

Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) and ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) — both listed in Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index reported first quarter earnings and revenue figures after U.S. financial markets closed Thursday that either exceeded or met the consensus analyst forecast for both figures. Chantilly, Virginia-based services contractor Engility said first quarter …

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