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August 8 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts All-Time High on July Jobs Report

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted an all-time high Friday with a gain of 0.535 points to 82.835 following the Labor Department‘s report that nonfarm businesses added 255, 000 jobs in July. The jobs report exceeded the forecast of 180, 000, a month after economists revised June’s jobs number from the forecast of 287, 000 to 292, 000. The …

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August 5 Market Close: GovCon Index, S&P 500 Hit Record Closes on July Jobs Numbers

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index hit a new all-time high and had its best day in nearly two months Friday and the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index also closed at a record after the latest jobs report far exceeded economists’ expectations for the second straight month. The GovCon Index rose 0.535 points to 82.835 …

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August 4 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts Slight Loss, US Markets Eye Jobs Data

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held lower Thursday against narrow movement by U.S. stocks as investors looked ahead to the July jobs report for release Friday before the opening bell. The GovCon Index declined 0.176 points to 82.300 and three of its 11 S&P 500-listed stocks closed in positive with Boeing (NYSE: BA) and McKesson Corp. (NYSE: …

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August 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Up on ICF Earnings Beat, Huntington Ingalls Lifts Before 2Q Report

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rebounded Friday on gains by ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) on a second quarter earnings beat, plus boosts by Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB). The GovCon Index posted a gain of 0.292 points to 82.476 and six of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed stocks closed positive as …

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August 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Down on Boeing & Services Stock Losses, Harris Jumps 2% on Jana Partners Board Pact

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded downward Tuesday on sharp declines in Boeing (NYSE: BA) and major services-oriented contractors while Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) soared 2.71 percent on news of its board of directors membership agreement with activist hedge fund Jana Partners. The GovCon Index declined 0.316 points to 82.184 and five of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed stocks …

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August 1 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted on Engility, General Dynamics & Cubic Gains

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher Monday in mixed activity for U.S. stocks as Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) surged on a second quarter earnings beat with General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) also as top performers. The GovCon Index added 0.252 points to 82.500 with four of the GCI’s 11 …

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July 25 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Friday Gain, Nominal 5-Day Decline Ahead of Q2 Reports

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday with a gain of 0.289 points to 81.788 but remained in the negative with a nominal five-day 0.031-point drop. The decline comes amid the large selloff of stocks in the defense and GovCon sectors Thursday as reports on second-quarter earnings among government contracting companies start coming in. GCI second-quarter reports Friday came …

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July 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Shakes Off Weak Open, Honeywell Plummets on Sales Outlook Cut

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index reversed an initial weak open to register a gain Friday that was not enough to push the GCI to positive for the week as second quarter earnings reports started for government contracting companies. The GovCon Index added 0.289 points to 81.788 Friday but ended at a nominal five-day decline of 0.031 points with …

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July 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Up on Mid-Tier & Services Stock Gains, Lockheed Down

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at an all-time high for the sixth time in eight sessions Wednesday on a mix of strong performances from middle-tier platform and product makers plus predominantly services-oriented contractors. The GovCon Index gained 0.328 points to 82.193 with nine of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed companies in positive at the close and …

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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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