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December 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower, S&P 500 Higher as Federal Reserve Meeting Gets Underway

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed lower Tuesday in a session that saw the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 close at an all-time record high as investors restarted post-election buying activity in sectors they expect to see growth under a Donald Trump administration. Tuesday’s flat movement by the GCI follows Monday’s 1-percent decline as …

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Boeing to Move Defense Segment HQ from St. Louis to Washington DC Region

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will shift the headquarters of its $31 billion defense segment from the St. Louis metropolitan region to the Washington, D.C. area effective Jan. 3, 2017 for top executives to gain closer proximity with government customers, a company spokesperson has confirmed to GovCon Wire. Close to a dozen senior executives including Boeing Defense, …

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December 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Down 1% After Trump F-35 Tweet, Lockheed Falls 2%

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index fell 1 percent Monday on a steep by Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) stock at 2 percent as other large defense primes also tumbled after President-elect Donald Trump criticized the F-35 program’s costs in a Twitter post before markets opened. The GovCon Index traded down 2 percent shortly before 12 p.m. Eastern …

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Lockheed Down 5% at Midday, GovCon Index 2% Lower After Trump’s F-35 Twitter Criticism

Shares in Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) traded down approximately 5 percent as noon Eastern time approached Monday after President-elect Donald Trump criticized the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program on Twitter in the early morning hours. “The F-35 program and cost is out of control. Billions of dollars can and will …

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December 12 Morning Report: GovCon Index Registers 6th Straight Weekly Gain as Defense Stocks Continue Post-Election Rally

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday up 0.476 percent to 90.426, with gainers outnumbering laggers by a 2-to-1 ratio, as the climb of defense stocks continues following the election of Donald Trump. McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) was the GCI’s top net advancer while Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) was …

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December 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises, Posts 6th Straight Weekly Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index advanced Friday to complete its sixth consecutive weekly gain in an extended post-election climb that has seen the GCI hit a series of record high closes. The GCI has risen 14.75 percent over six weeks with the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index up 6.26 percent …

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December 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Drops on Steep Prime Declines, SAIC Climbs on Earnings Beat

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Thursday on steep losses among several of its large-cap prime components as U.S. stocks posted a small advance to a new record high close with financial shares the top performers at a 1-percent gain and industrials the largest laggards. Thursday’s decline puts the GCI below 90 points after a …

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SAIC 3Q Earnings Top Street’s Consensus, Sets Post-Spin Book-To-Bill Record

GovCon Index-listed Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) reported third quarter earnings above the consensus Wall Street analyst forecast Thursday as the government contractor also set a record book-to-bill ratio since its September 2013 spinoff from former parent Leidos Holdings (NYSE: LDOS). SAIC reported $0.91 earnings per share for the …

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December 7 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts All-Time Record Close, Extends Gain Streak to 5

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted a fifth straight gain to a new all-time record close Wednesday on strong performances by Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) and L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) as U.S. stocks also advanced with the S&P 500 at a record close. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 2-to-1 ratio …

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December 6 Market Close: GovCon Index Up on Continued Mid-Tier Defense, Services Gains

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index reversed its morning decline to close higher Tuesday in a second straight session of contributions by mid-tier platform and services contractors against flat or red movements by large defense primes. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 4-to-1 ratio and six of its 11 S&P 500 stocks …

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