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January 12 Market Close: GovCon Index 4-Day Losing Streak Ends w/ 1% Climb

The GovCon Index snapped a four-day streak of declines Tuesday with a surge upward of 1.129 percent to 74.285 in another volatile trading day for U.S. financial markets driven by continued oil price declines and attention on China. Crude oil futures in New York settled 50 minutes later than usual …

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Weekly Roundup Jan 4 – Jan 8 2016: Slow Start for GovCon Stocks in 2016 & more

Jan. 4 – Jan. 8 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Any thoughts that the start of 2016 would be smooth sailing for U.S. government contracting stocks and financial markets have quickly been cast aside as volatility from 2015’s second …

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January 6 Market Close: GovCon Index Nosedives as Oil, China Weigh on US Markets

The GovCon Index suffered a reversal from the prior day’s gain Wednesday to close at a decline of 0.7 points — or 0.910 percent — to 76.185 as U.S. investors reacted to more oil price declines and showed continued concerns about China’s economy. The S&P 500 plunged 1.31 percent to …

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January 5 Market Close: GovCon Index Rides Afternoon Surge to 1% Gain in Volatile Trade

The GovCon Index bounced wildly in and out of positive territory Tuesday morning and sharply rose in the afternoon session to close at a gain of 1.259 percent to 76.801. The S&P 500 composite index turned negative in the early afternoon session from a volatile morning period then swung again …

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December 31 & 2015 Market Close: GovCon Index Ends Year on Down Note, Short of 10% YTD Gain

The GovCon Index ended 2015 on a negative note Thursday with a decline of 1.124 percent to 76.995 and fell short of a year-to-date gain of at least 10 percent. The Index has recorded a full-year gain of 9.01 percent driven by a surge in volume for defense stocks after …

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December 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Rebounds, On Course for 10% Yearly Gain

The GovCon Index recovered ground with the larger U.S. financial market Tuesday with a gain of 0.590 points to 78.263 and remains on track for a year-to-date gain of 10 percent with one-and-a-half trading days left in 2015. As of Tuesday’s close, the Index has risen 10.81 percent from its …

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December 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Turns Around Two-Day Slump

The GovCon Index rode the markets up and closed at 76.181, up 0.906%. The markets experienced a roller coaster throughout the trading day but ended positive with strong movement the last 30 minutes of the trading day. Copper and gold were up on news that China may add to the stimulus. …

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December 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Follows Commodity Markets Downward

The markets closed down today on the heels of weak commodity prices. Precious metals, oil and natural gas all closed down on the day. The GovCon Index market gainers for the day were CACI International (NYSE: CACI) closing at $99.15 share price, up $4.48 or 4.73%; and Orbital ATK (NYSE: …

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December 7 Market Close: GovCon Index Plummets as Oil Price Declines Sink US Markets

The GovCon Index followed across-the-board declines in U.S. markets Friday with a loss of 0.307 points to 78.031 and only five out of 30 contractors that ended the day with gains. U.S. stocks tumbled as crude oil in New York settled down 5.8 percent to a new six-and-a-half-year low of $37.65 a barrel, …

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December 7 Morning Report: GovCon Index Recovers Friday After DOL’s Jobs Report

The GovCon Index posted a gain of 1.645 percent to 78.284 Friday following the latest Labor Department jobs report to recover some losses incurred from Thursday’s plunge. The Index closed the week at a decline of 0.141 percent and achieved a climb of 3.085 percent over the previous month. Top GovCon Index Gainers Symbol Company $ Current …

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