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November 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Inches to New Record Close, US Stocks Flat After Fed Minutes

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index extended its current stretch of gains to a fifth straight session Wednesday and a second consecutive all-time record close to stay on track for a third straight weekly rise in a shortened trading week. U.S. stock markets are closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday and are open …

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November 22 Market Close: GovCon Index, S&P 500 Notch Record Closes to Extend Post-Election Rally

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index set a new closing record Tuesday with a 1-percent gain paced by defense prime and government services stocks as the U.S. bellwether S&P 500 also ended at an all-time high in spite of healthcare stock declines. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners at a 4-to-1 ratio and nine of its 11 …

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November 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Advances, KBR & Leidos Get Upgrades as Cubic Falls on Guidance Miss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index advanced for a third consecutive session Monday on a mix of contributions from large primes and services stocks but a sharp fall by Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) pared the GCI’s gain after the contractor’s guidance missed analysts’ expectations. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 5-to-1 ratio and …

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Cubic FY 2017 Guidance Falls Below Street Outlook, Contractor Expects Defense Order Delay Resolutions

GovCon Index-listed Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) issued earnings and revenue guidance below Wall Street’s consensus outlook for the company’s 2017 fiscal year started Oct. 1 with expectations of delayed orders from the Defense Department to be received over the next 12 months. San Diego-based Cubic said in October the DoD funding delays would impact …

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November 21 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts 2nd Straight Weekly Gain Amid Defense Stock Outlook

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index recorded a 0.134-percent or 0.117-point increase Friday to 87.249 to register its second consecutive weekly gain as investors continue to have a positive outlook on defense stocks compared to healthcare and other sectors. GCI gainers outnumbered laggards Friday with L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) as the best net performer and Leidos (NYSE: …

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November 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Narrowly Green to Close 2nd Straight Weekly Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted a small gain Friday to register its second consecutive weekly gain on continued positive sentiment among investors toward defense stocks compared to other sectors. U.S. stocks traded lower Friday on healthcare sector declines to continue the slowdown in markets from the post-election rally but the S&P 500 …

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November 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Nudges Green, Fed Chair Tells Congress Rate Hike Near

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index nudged a slight gain Thursday in a mostly positive session for the U.S. stock market at-large as investors listened to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s congressional testimony. GovCon Index decliners edged advancers and three of its 11 S&P 500 components closed green with Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) the best net gainer among …

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Fitch Forecasts 4-Year Increase in DoD Budget, Defense Spending After Trump Win

Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings expects the Defense Department‘s budget and overall defense spending to increase in the next four years on Donald Trump’s election as president with the cybersecurity environment and U.S. Navy as key potential beneficiaries. Fitch said Wednesday it improved its credit view of the U.S. defense sector on top of its pre-election forecast of …

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November 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower as Defense Primes Slow Post-Election Surge

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower Wednesday on sell-offs in its largest defense prime components as U.S. stocks also held modestly down with financial stocks and utilities among the most notable decliners. GovCon Index laggards outnumbered gainers by a 2-to-1 ratio and all 11 of its S&P 500 components fell with Lockheed Martin …

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November 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Post-Election Gain Streak Ends With 1% Decline, US Stocks Advance

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index ended its four-day post-election gain streak with a 1-percent decline Tuesday as investors sold defense shares that had surged since Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential election victory Nov. 8. In contrast, U.S. stocks were lifted Tuesday on bounces in technology and energy shares as the latter sector rose in conjunction with …

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