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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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L-3 Unveils New Name & Rebranding to Reflect Technology Strategy Shift

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) will transition to the new name of L3 Technologies on Dec. 31 in an effort to reflect the New York City-based defense contractor’s repositioning as a provider of technology products. The company will also transition its portal to the new address L3T.com and update the corporate logo while its New …

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Fitch Expects 3-5% Increase in Addressable Global Defense Market Over Next 3 Years

Fitch Ratings has said it projects a 3 percent to 5 percent growth in the relevant areas of the global addressable defense market over the next three years with the U.S. budget to constitute 45 percent to 50 percent of the market. Fitch said Monday it estimates the addressable global defense …

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December 5 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits First 90-Point Close, HII & Services Gains Offset Prime Declines

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed above the 90-point mark for the first time since its October 2014 inception as Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and services contractors led gains to offset declines by Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and other defense primes on a positive day for U.S. stocks. Monday’s strong performance restarts a post-election …

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