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October 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Climbs on Orbital ATK Post-Launch Surge, Primes Pace Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed just shy of a full 1-percent gain Tuesday on a large upswing by Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) after the company’s successful rocket launch Monday night and gains by other prime contractors. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers at a 9-to-1 ratio and 10 of its 11 S&P 500 companies …

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October 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Shows Little Change as Energy & Consumer Declines Weigh on US Markets

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted little change for a second consecutive session Monday on mixed results among its large-cap companies as U.S. stocks closed mostly lower due to a sell-off in consumer and energy sector shares that coincided with a decline in crude oil prices. GovCon Index laggers outnumbered advancers and four of …

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October 17 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Flat Friday Trading, 3rd Straight Weekly Drop

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index remained flat Friday with an equal number of advancing and declining issues amid U.S. stock market gains on bank earnings reports from Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs. Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) is the GCI’s top net gainer and Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) the top percentage gainer Friday. The Index has posted its third straight weekly decline, …

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October 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat on Even Gainer-Lagger Split, Posts 3rd Straight Weekly Loss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held flat Friday despite gains in the larger U.S. stock market on positive bank earnings reports and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s comment that the country may be able to handle a “high pressure” economy with a tight labor market. Friday’s gain was not enough to lift the GovCon Index into positive over …

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October 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Plummets 1%, Earnings & Inflation Worries Loom Over Markets

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index plunged 1 percent Tuesday to post its worst one-day performance in two months with all 30 companies in red at the close as U.S. financial markets entered sell-off mode on investor worries over dim third quarter corporate earnings and the fast pace of inflation. Six of the GovCon Index’s …

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October 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted on Boeing & Services Gains as US Stocks Ride Oil Bounce

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index returned above the 80-point barrier Monday on strong gains by Boeing (NYSE: BA) and services-oriented companies as energy shares led U.S. stocks higher in conjunction with a rise in crude oil prices. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers at a 6-to-1 ratio but five of its 11 S&P 500 components …

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October 6 Market Close: GovCon Index Goes Green Against Muted US Markets, Booz Allen Rallies & Gets Analysts’ Backing

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held higher against narrow trading activity in U.S. financial markets Thursday on strong performances by CACI International (NYSE: CACI) and defense platform makers as Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) rallied to recoup one-half of losses from a steep fall Wednesday. Thursday’s gain puts the GCI on pace for a weekly gain with Friday’s …

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October 4 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls on Defense Prime Declines, Strong Dollar and IMF Forecast Weigh on Markets

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index declined Tuesday with major defense primes and large services companies the major contributors to its losses as U.S. stocks also tumbled on a stronger dollar and a muted global outlook from the International Monetary Fund. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers by a 2-to-1 ratio, McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) was …

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Navy Awards Long-Lead Ship Materials Procurement Funds to General Dynamics, Huntington Ingalls

The U.S. Navy has awarded separate contract modifications to General Dynamics‘ (NYSE:GD) NASSCO subsidiary and Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division to obtain long-lead time materials needed for the production of two Navy ships. The Defense Department said Monday that Ingalls Shipbuilding will supply machinery control system components and software; cargo and aircraft elevators; …

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October 3 Morning Report: GovCon Index Closes September With Loss, Maintains YTD Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index recorded a 0.232-percent drop Friday to 80.575 and closed September with a 1.13-percent loss. McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) was the top gainer for both GCI stocks and stocks co-listed with the S&P 500. KBR (NYSE: KBR), whose joint venture with Triple Canopy won the $117.8 million Kuwait Base Operations and Security Support Services …

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