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November 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Briefly Touches, Closes Short of 90 Points

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index ended at an all-time record close for a fourth session over the last five Tuesday and briefly touched the 90-point barrier for the first time in its two-year history during afternoon trade to resume its post-election rally with defense stocks in particular strong performers. The U.S. equity benchmark S&P 500 also climbed …

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November 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Sets 3rd Straight Record Close in Half-Day Session

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index set a third straight record-high close Friday to a third consecutive weekly gain in a shortened U.S. stock trading session as financial markets closed at 1 p.m. Eastern time. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 4-to-1 ratio and all 11 of its S&P 500 stocks closed green with Huntington Ingalls …

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Leidos’ Roger Krone Joins Board of Governors at Aerospace Industries Association

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 22, 2016 —  Aerospace Industries Association has elected Roger Krone, Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) chairman and CEO, to its executive board of governors for 2017, GovCon Executive reported Friday. Krone will join Boeing (NYSE: BA) CEO Dennis Muilenburg and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) CEO Thomas Kennedy, who will respectively serve as …

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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 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts 4th Straight 1%-Plus Gain, AECOM Surges on CEO’s Infrastructure Comments

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index added at least 1 full percent for a fourth consecutive session Monday to new all-time high as defense primes continued to lead gainers and construction company AECOM (NYSE: ACM) also climbed after its CEO offered investors a positive outlook on U.S. infrastructure spending. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered …

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November 7 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts 2% Election Eve Rally as Markets Gain Vote Certainty

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index recorded its best one-day gain in seven weeks Monday with a 2-percent gain that mirrored across-the-board rallies by U.S. stocks as investors welcomed the FBI‘s weekend letter to reiterate the agency’s stance that Hillary Clinton’s email usage was not a crime. The U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index also barely …

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October 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Gets Northrop & Boeing Lift Against Mixed US Stock Trade

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher against mixed activity in U.S. stock markets Wednesday for a second consecutive session on large contributions from Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) after both aerospace-defense companies boosted their full-year outlooks. GovCon Index advancers edged laggers and nine of its S&P 500 companies gained as the latter U.S. stock bellwether …

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October 24 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts 4th Consecutive Weekly Loss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday with a 0.364-percent or 0.289-point decline to 79.147 as laggers outnumbered advancers and ended the five-day trading period with its fourth straight weekly loss. Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) was the GCI’s lone S&P 500-listed stock to post a gain on its third-quarter earnings and revenue and was the second-best net gainer …

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October 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Down, Posts 4th Straight Weekly Loss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held lower Friday as large-cap primes fell to offset a jump by Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) on that company’s in-line third quarter earnings as the GCI ended at its fourth straight weekly loss. GovCon Index laggers outnumbered advancers 2-to-1 in Friday trade and Honeywell was the GCI’s lone S&P 500-listed stock of …

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Weekly Roundup October 17 – October 21, 2016: 3Q Financial Season Not Just Earnings & more

October 17 – October 21, 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Another third quarter earnings reporting season is now underway for many large blue chip companies including some in the government contracting arena but that is merely one of many …

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