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April 4 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Gain on March Jobs Data, Manufacturing Sector Recovery

The GovCon Index closed Friday with a gain of 0.348 points to 74.380 on positive movement in U.S. markets and posted a weekly gain of 1.273 percent. The U.S. markets’ performance is based on jobs data that indicates nonfarm businesses added 215, 000 workers in March to surpass analyst expectations, according to Reuters. Investors also …

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April 1 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Up on March Jobs Report to Hold Off Early Oil Pressure

The GovCon Index posted a gain of 0.348 points to 74.380 in a reflection of overall positive movement in U.S. markets Friday on March jobs figures that exceeded some economists’ expectations and new manufacturing data that showed some recovery in that sector. Both the Index and S&P 500 composite index held …

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March 31 Market Close: GovCon Index Narrowly Down to Notch 1Q Loss as Earnings Season Awaits

The GovCon Index had its three-day streak of gains halted Thursday with a slight decline of 0.302 points to 74.032 that ends the first quarter of 2016 in the negative as many GCI contractors prepare to detail their January-March financial results. From Dec. 31, the Index has fallen 2.242 percent on volatility in GCI stocks for …

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March 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Rally Extends to 3rd Day, US Markets Eye Slower Rate Hike Pace

The GovCon Index extended its stretch of positive movement into a third full trading session Wednesday with a gain of 0.204 points to 74.334 as U.S. investors continued to gauge Tuesday’s comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on a potentially slower interest rate hike path for the central bank. Falls Church, Virginia-based CSRA …

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March 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Jumps on SAIC Earnings, Vectrus Contract Award

The GovCon Index received a jolt Tuesday from Science Applications International Corp.‘s (NYSE: SAIC) latest earnings report and other general market conditions to close at a gain of 1.612 percent to 74.129. McLean, Virginia-based GovCon services contractor SAIC led Index gainers at 11.45 percent after the company said it exceeded Wall Street’s expectations …

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SAIC FY 2016 & 4Q Earnings Top Street

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) — one of 30 companies listed in Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index — has reported earnings for both its 2016 fiscal year and fourth quarter that came in above analyst forecasts. The McLean, Virginia-based contractor’s full-year earnings totaled $2.85 per share to exceed Wall Street …

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March 28 Market Close: GovCon Index Shows Modest Rise on CAE’s 1st GCI-Listed Day, Stocks Mixed in Choppy Trade

The GovCon Index entered the final week of trade for the first quarter with a modest gain of 0.175 points to 72.953 in choppy trade for U.S. markets as stocks struggled to gain clear direction. Monday represented Montreal-based aerospace and defense contractor CAE‘s (NYSE: CAE) first day as a GovCon Index-listed stock …

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NTT Data Inks $3.05B Deal for Dell’s IT Consulting, Services Unit

A subsidiary of Japan-based conglomerate Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NYSE: NTT) has agreed to purchase the information technology services and consulting business of Dell for $3.05 billion as part of a push to expand further into new geographic markets such as the U.S. The companies did not disclose a timeline for …

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March 28 Morning Report: CAE Joins GovCon Index; Thursday Trading Ends With Decline

Executive Mosaic will replace Health Net with aerospace and defense firm CAE (NYSE: CAE) in the GovCon Index effective Monday following the health insurer’s acquisition by Centene (NYSE: CNC). CAE closed Thursday at $11.32 per share and a market capitalization of $3.1 billion. GCI closed Thursday with a 0.412-point drop to 74.640, ending the …

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March 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Lags to Snap 5-Week Gain Streak, CAE to Join GCI Monday

The GovCon Index lagged for a third consecutive trading session Thursday to end at a decline of 0.412 points to 74.640 on the week’s final day of trade as U.S. financial markets are closed on Good Friday. Thursday’s close puts the Index at a decline of 1.207 percent on a weekly basis to end the GCI’s streak …

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