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Sean Bond to Serve as HDT Global President, CEO; Sam Bartlett Comments

Sean Bond, BondNation Advisors founding partner, will join Solon, Ohio-based technology and services provider HDT Global as its new president and CEO. HDT said Thursday Bond brings more than 20 years of experience in domestic and international defense programs from his previous work with Pratt & Whitney, Bell Helicopter, BAE Systems and ISS North …

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July 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Slightly Down Ahead of Lockheed 2Q Earnings Report

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower Monday and the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index closed at a new all-time record as investors mulled new second quarter earnings reports as many GCI companies prepare to state their April-June results. The GovCon Index closed down 0.233 points to 81.586 with four of the GCI’s …

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July 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat Ahead of 2Q Earnings Season’s Start

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index fell into narrow range mid-morning after a positive open Friday as defense and contracting stocks ended the week-long rally ahead of the start of second quarter earnings season Tuesday. The GovCon Index posted a nominal loss of 0.004 points to 81.819 but ended the week up 1.257 percent, while …

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July 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts 4th Straight Gain, US Stocks Narrow on Oil Decline

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held positive throughout Wednesday trade as U.S. stocks traded in narrow range on a fall in crude oil prices with second quarter earnings season on the horizon. The GovCon Index gained 0.229 points to a new record of 81.751 with eight of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500 stocks in green …

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July 11 Market Close: GovCon Index, S&P 500 Close at All-Time Highs

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed above 81 points for the first time Monday as the S&P 500 composite index ended at a new record high as investors sought to carry Friday’s rally after the pre-market June jobs report then. The GovCon Index gained 0.293 points to 81.106 as seven of the 30 stocks hit new 52-week …

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July 11 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Gain as June Jobs Report Exceeds Expectations

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday with a 1.579-percent gain to 80.813 and ended the week up 1.342 percent. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII), Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) and Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) reached 52-week highs in Friday intraday trade. Friday’s performance comes as the Labor Department reports that non-farm …

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July 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Breaks 80 on June Labor Data Beat, 5 Stocks Hit 52-Week Highs

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index broke the 80-point barrier Friday for the first time in a month as the S&P 500 composite index briefly traded above a new record close in afternoon activity after the June jobs report soared past economists’ expectations. The GovCon Index closed up 1.579 percent to 80.813 and …

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June 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Completes Turnaround From Post-Brexit Selloff, 4 GCI Stocks Hit 52-Week Highs

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index added at least one full percentage point for the second session in three Thursday to complete a reversal of its losses stemmed from the two-day selloff in global financial markets after Britain’s Thursday vote to leave the European Union. The GovCon Index closed up 2.066 percent to 79.540 at a mark 0.007 …

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June 15 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Choppy as Fed Holds Line on Interest Rates

The GovCon Index hit choppy trade in the late afternoon session Wednesday and closed at a narrow loss of 0.094 points to 78.850 as investors examined the Federal Reserve‘s latest policy statement that left current interest rates unchanged. Central bank leaders held the federal funds rate at between one-quarter and one-half …

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June 6 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Narrow Friday Gain on May Jobs Data

The GovCon Index closed Friday with a narrow gain of 0.091 points to 79.018 for its third consecutive week in positive territory as the Labor Department reported May jobs data below expectations. According to CNBC, analysts have also indicated that the Federal Reserve could implement a 54-percent increase in the interest rate as …

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