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August 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls, Ends at Weekly Loss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index turned downward Friday to end at a weekly loss as U.S. stocks also held negative after July’s retail sales report showed no change from the previous month and new manufacturing data also fell below economists’ expectations. For the week, the Index registered a 0.315-point decline mainly on the Wednesday plunge by …

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6 Firms Awarded NASA Deep-Space Habitat Concept Devt Contracts

NASA has awarded six companies separate contracts worth up to $65 million combined to help the agency research concepts and develop ground prototypes for deep space habitats. Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA),  Sierra Nevada, Bigelow Aerospace and NanoRacks were chosen through the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 initiative, the agency said Wednesday. The six companies will …

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August 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Rebounds, AECOM Down on 3Q Revenue Miss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rebounded Tuesday with gainers outnumbering laggers by a roughly 4-to-1 ratio against a largely choppy day for U.S. stocks as the general financial markets continue to struggle for direction. Ten of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed stocks closed in green with McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) the best net …

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August 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Dragged by Northrop & Other Defense Prime Losses

The GovCon Index stumbled Monday and failed to carry over momentum from Friday’s strong July jobs report as declines by major defense primes weighed on the GCI and losses by healthcare shares dragged down U.S. stocks. GovCon Index laggers outnumbered gainers by a 2-to-1 ratio and four of its 11 S&P 500-listed stocks posted gains with Northrop Grumman (NYSE: …

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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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July 28 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat as L-3 & Raytheon Surges Offset by McKesson, Boeing Losses

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index struggled for clear direction Thursday strong gains by Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) on second quarter earnings reports were offset by large plunges from McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) and Boeing (NYSE: BA). The GovCon Index recorded a decline of 0.061 points to 82.313 with seven of …

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July 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat, Lockheed Gains on 2Q Beat Despite F-35 & Profit Caution

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index scored a gain in choppy trade Tuesday on help from defense prime stocks such as Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), which posted second quarter earnings and sales above analyst expectations but issued some caution to analysts on future earnings and the F-35 program. The GovCon Index closed up …

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NASA Taps 5 Companies to Develop Mars Orbiter Concepts

NASA has awarded separate contracts to five companies to perform concept studies for a future Mars orbiter mission as part of efforts to develop telecommunications and global high-resolution imaging tools to support the space agency’s exploration of the Red Planet. The agency said Monday its Jet Propulsion Laboratory will manage four-month concept studies by Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed …

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July 18 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Nominal Decline Ahead of Q2 Earnings Season

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted a nominal loss of 0.004 points to 81.819 Friday to end a four-day rally but closed the week up 1.257 percent. The second-quarter earnings season opens Tuesday, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will be the first GovCon Index company to report second-quarter earnings with its statement due prior to the opening bell. Top GovCon …

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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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