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Weekly Roundup May 16 – May 20 2016: The Private Sector’s Role in Fed Workforce Support & more

May 16 – May 20 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The future of the federal government and contractor workforces is our focus here as we look at a pair of new initiatives announced this week that aim to help build …

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May 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Sinks 1%, Large Primes Fall on Lockheed Downgrade

The GovCon Index held lower throughout Friday trade in a reflection of dim sentiment in U.S. markets and closed down 1.052 percent to 77.038 with many of the GCI’s largest prime contractors as the biggest decliners after a nearly four-day stretch as the drivers of gains. Friday’s close puts the Index at a …

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May 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Holds Steady Against Choppy US Markets

The GovCon Index held steady despite general choppy activity in U.S. financial markets during Thursday trade and closed at a gain of 0.304 points to 77.857 on strong performances by many platform and product makers in the contracting arena. Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) both rose at least $3.00 …

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May 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Turns Around Late AM & Noon Dip, Health Shares Lead Rally

The GovCon Index hit negative twice during the late morning and noon hours of trade Monday but closed up 0.153 points to 77.359 on gains by healthcare stocks to help offset declines from energy and utility shares on lower oil prices. McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) ended Monday as the GovCon Index’s largest net …

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May 6 Market Close: GovCon Index Boosted by Engility & ICF 1Q Beats, Huntington Ingalls Extends Gain Stretch

The GovCon Index rode the wave of buying activity in U.S. financial markets Friday and closed up 0.634 points to 7.206, which put the GCI at a weekly gain of 0.845 points to start May after a series of earnings reports from contractors that exceeded analyst expectations. Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) extended its win …

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Weekly Roundup May 2 – May 6 2016: Defense Earnings Season Rolls On & More

May 2 – May 6 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The first full week of May represented another checkpoint for investors to gauge the financial performance of the U.S.’ largest government contractors and get an idea of what …

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May 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Sinks on Harris Guidance Cut, CACI’s Extended Slide as Northrop Gets Upgrade

The GovCon Index held negative throughout Tuesday trade and closed at a decline of 0.489 points to 76.365 with Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) as the largest lagger after another full-year guidance cut by the military radio maker. Melbourne, Florida-based Harris fell 5.48 percent — or $4.43 — after the company reduced the 12-month revenue forecast in its …

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April 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Free Fall Deepens to Post Weekly Decline, End Positive April

The GovCon Index deepened its slide Friday with a loss of 0.481 points to 76.361 that puts the GCI at a weekly decline but a sharp gain for the month of April as earnings reports for large government contractors dominated trading activity Monday through Friday. April represents the Index’s third consecutive month …

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April 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Soars 1% on Lockheed Forecast Lift & Defense Prime Gains

The GovCon Index outpaced narrow activity in U.S. financial markets Tuesday with a sharp gain of 1.258 percent to 76.924 Tuesday on Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) lift of its full-year earnings and revenue outlook and subsequent positive swings by many prime aerospace and defense contractors. Lockheed led all net change gainers at $5.86 or …

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NASA Eyes New Deep-Space Tech R&D Partnerships

NASA has released a second request for proposals in search of more companies to help the agency research and develop deep-space habitation systems, advanced propulsion technologies and small satellites. The agency said Wednesday it seeks “evolvable” approaches to long-duration habitation by astronauts and aims to build full-size habitat prototypes by 2018. Companies, nonprofit organizations and universities …

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