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March 1 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Climb to New Records on Trump Speech & Rate Hike Chatter

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at an all-time high Wednesday for the second time in three sessions as U.S. stocks also extended their record-setting rally in their best one-day performance of 2017 so far with the S&P 500 composite index above 2,400 for the first time during intraday trade after President Donald …

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February 28 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Hold Lower Ahead of Trump Address

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index and U.S. stocks fell Tuesday at their worst one-day declines over the past month as investors looked ahead to President Donald Trump’s speech before a joint session of Congress at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time for further clues on his economic agenda that has included promises of tax cuts, deregulation …

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February 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits Record Close on Trump Military Budget Proposal

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at an all-time record high Monday with large aerospace-and-defense primes the main contributors to gains after President Donald Trump unveiled his proposal to raise military spending 9 percent for the next federal fiscal year. U.S. stocks also posted small gains as the benchmark S&P 500 composite …

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February 27 Morning Report: GovCon Index Gets Boost as Trump Reaffirms Military Buildup Plan

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted a 0.625-point climb Friday to record a fourth consecutive weekly gain as defense stocks received a boost from President Donald Trump’s reiteration of his presidential campaign pledge to build up the military. GCI advancers outnumbered decliners by a 4-to-1 ratio with Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) …

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February 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Up, Records 4th Straight Weekly Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed higher Friday to end its fourth straight weekly gain as investors eyed defense stocks after President Donald Trump repeated his election campaign pledge to build up the military during a speech in Washington. U.S. equities also posted narrow gains and the benchmark S&P 500 composite index ended the …

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MacDonald Dettwiler to Purchase DigitalGlobe in $3.6B Deal

Canada-based communications services company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has agreed to acquire Earth imaging services provider DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) in an estimated $3.6 billion transaction to expand MDA’s footprint in the global satellite imagery market. MDA said Friday it will pay $2.4 billion in cash-and-stock for DigitalGlobe — $17.50 in cash and one-third of an MDA …

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February 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower on Services & Industrial Declines

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted its biggest one-day decline in a month Thursday with services and industrial components the largest drags in a session that saw U.S. equities struggle for clear direction as investors looked for more clarity on President Donald Trump’s economic agenda. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered advancers by a 5-to-1 ratio …

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February 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat, S&P 500 Dips After Fed Minutes

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held flat as the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index traded narrowly lower Wednesday after the most recent Federal Reserve meeting minutes indicated a desire among many policymakers to raise interest rates “fairly soon.” GovCon Index advancers slightly edged decliners 16-14 as seven of its 11 S&P 500 components closed green with Huntington …

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STG Makes Intell Community Push Through $119M Deal for Preferred Systems Solutions

Reston, Va.-based government technology services contractor STG Group has agreed to acquire software engineering and computing provider Preferred Systems Solutions for $119 million in a push to add new footprints in the intelligence community and other national security agencies. STG said Tuesday it expects to close the transaction by the end of March pending …

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February 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits 5th Straight Record Close, Wal-Mart Sales Beat Lifts US Stocks

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index climbed to a record close for a fifth straight session Monday with Boeing (NYSE: BA) the main contributor along with mid-tier aerospace gains as U.S. stocks also pushed to new all-time highs after Wal-Mart reported quarterly sales above Wall Street’s forecasts. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners by a 9-to-1 …

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