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January 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls Back Into Correction Ahead of Earnings Week for ‘Big Five’ Contractors and Others

The GovCon Index retreated with a loss of 1.295 percent to 70.580 Monday in a move that puts the Index back into a correction, or 10 percent off its most recent high, for the second time this month. Monday’s plunge starts a week in which investors who follow defense and government contracting sectors await a batch of …

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Weekly Roundup Jan. 18 – Jan. 22 2016: Analysts Call Defense Stocks Steady in Wild Market & more

Jan. 18 – Jan. 22 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Volatility in financial markets has become a fact of life all over the world and has sent investors questioning where the opportunities are in the midst of headwinds such as declining …

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January 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Enters Correction With 1% Decline, US Stocks Rise on Oil Gains

The GovCon Index suffered a loss of 1.324 percent to 70.492 Thursday driven by a plunge in Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) shares after the contractor issued fiscal year 2016 guidance that forecasts a sharp drop in earnings from 2015 outlook. Chantilly, Va.-based Engility’s 2016 guidance sees earnings of between $1.00 …

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Robert Leduc Appointed President of UTC’s Pratt & Whitney Unit; Gregory Hayes Comments

Robert Leduc, a 35-year veteran of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been named president of UTC’s aircraft engine unit Pratt & Whitney. He will succeed Paul Adams, who has led the business since 2014 and will retire by the end of February after a 17-year career at UTC, the company said Thursday. Leduc is a former president …

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NASA Selects Orbital ATK, Sierra Nevada, SpaceX for Round 2 Space Station Resupply Contracts

NASA has awarded Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), Sierra Nevada and SpaceX a second round of potential multi-billion dollar contracts to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station through 2024 in support of efforts to end U.S. reliance on Russia for access to space by 2017, agency officials said …

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January 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Halves Losses in PM Recovery During Volatile US Session

The GovCon Index attempted a recovery from steep morning and midday losses as Monday’s closing bell approached after another volatile day for U.S. markets but ended at a loss of 0.531 points to 73.407. Both the GovCon Index and S&P 500 composite index were down a full percentage point in …

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Weekly Roundup Jan 4 – Jan 8 2016: Slow Start for GovCon Stocks in 2016 & more

Jan. 4 – Jan. 8 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Any thoughts that the start of 2016 would be smooth sailing for U.S. government contracting stocks and financial markets have quickly been cast aside as volatility from 2015’s second …

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Former SRA CEO Bill Ballhaus Appointed Chairman, President & CEO of Blackboard

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 7, 2016 — Blackboard has hired Bill Ballhaus, formerly president and CEO of SRA International, to chair its board of directors and serve as president and CEO, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. Ballhaus brings senior leadership experience from his previous work at SRA, DynCorp International, BAE Systems, Boeing …

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Lockheed Awarded $424M to Help Sustain Army Apache Pilotage, Targeting Systems

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a potential five-year, $424 million contract to sustain an integrated targeting and pilotage technology on the U.S. Army‘s fleet of AH-64D/E Apache attack helicopters. The Army has obligated $31.8 million at the time of award and the one-year base period of performance for …

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December 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Rebounds, On Course for 10% Yearly Gain

The GovCon Index recovered ground with the larger U.S. financial market Tuesday with a gain of 0.590 points to 78.263 and remains on track for a year-to-date gain of 10 percent with one-and-a-half trading days left in 2015. As of Tuesday’s close, the Index has risen 10.81 percent from its …

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