Search Results for: Orbital ATK

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 …

Read More »

April 7 Market Close: GovCon Index Sinks 1% as Investors Worry Over Central Bank Policy

The GovCon Index suffered its largest percentage drop in two months Thursday at 0.987 percent — or -0.738 points — to 74.031 with satellite services provider Intelsat (NYSE: I) and rocket maker Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) the only GCI stocks to close in positive at 3.23 percent and 4 cents, respectively. Maximus (NYSE: MMS) …

Read More »

March 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Rally Extends to 3rd Day, US Markets Eye Slower Rate Hike Pace

The GovCon Index extended its stretch of positive movement into a third full trading session Wednesday with a gain of 0.204 points to 74.334 as U.S. investors continued to gauge Tuesday’s comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on a potentially slower interest rate hike path for the central bank. Falls Church, Virginia-based CSRA …

Read More »

March 28 Market Close: GovCon Index Shows Modest Rise on CAE’s 1st GCI-Listed Day, Stocks Mixed in Choppy Trade

The GovCon Index entered the final week of trade for the first quarter with a modest gain of 0.175 points to 72.953 in choppy trade for U.S. markets as stocks struggled to gain clear direction. Monday represented Montreal-based aerospace and defense contractor CAE‘s (NYSE: CAE) first day as a GovCon Index-listed stock …

Read More »

March 28 Morning Report: CAE Joins GovCon Index; Thursday Trading Ends With Decline

Executive Mosaic will replace Health Net with aerospace and defense firm CAE (NYSE: CAE) in the GovCon Index effective Monday following the health insurer’s acquisition by Centene (NYSE: CNC). CAE closed Thursday at $11.32 per share and a market capitalization of $3.1 billion. GCI closed Thursday with a 0.412-point drop to 74.640, ending the …

Read More »

March 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Lags to Snap 5-Week Gain Streak, CAE to Join GCI Monday

The GovCon Index lagged for a third consecutive trading session Thursday to end at a decline of 0.412 points to 74.640 on the week’s final day of trade as U.S. financial markets are closed on Good Friday. Thursday’s close puts the Index at a decline of 1.207 percent on a weekly basis to end the GCI’s streak …

Read More »

Weekly Roundup Mar. 21 – Mar. 24 2016: NIST-Backed Cyber Council Adds New Private Sector Leader & more

Mar. 21 – Mar. 24 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson A White House-mandated cybersecurity organization created to combine knowledge and experience from the public and private sectors added a new leader this week whose background includes stops on both sides. …

Read More »

March 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Weighed by Commodity Declines, Health Net Up 4% on Centene Deal Approval

The GovCon Index stumbled from the open to close at a loss of 0.279 points to 75.052 as U.S. stock declines mirrored a fall in commodities such as oil and investors continued to speculate over when the next interest rate increases could occur. Los Angeles-based health insurance provider Health Net (NYSE: HNT) …

Read More »

March 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Declines as US Stock Markets Hover Ahead of Fed 2-Day Meeting

The GovCon Index failed to turnaround declines incurred during morning trade Monday and ended at a loss of 0.237 points to 73.743 as U.S. stocks hovered in and out of positive territory throughout the afternoon session. Investors have turned their attention to the Federal Reserve‘s two-day meeting Wednesday and Thursday with the priced-in odds …

Read More »

March 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls as ICF & Navistar Earnings Misses Weigh

The GovCon Index held lower throughout the trading session Tuesday and closed at a decline of 1.071 percent to 72.599 on earnings misses from two GCI stocks and investor reaction to oil price declines and new trade data out of China. ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) dropped 8.37 percent a day after the consulting …

Read More »