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January 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Down, Copper Plunge Drives US Market Losses

The GovCon Index fell 0.067 points — or 0.095 percent — to close at 70.674 on Wednesday. Copper prices declined 5.7 percent to $2.4945 per pound in New York and was a factor that drove U.S. stocks to decline, according to Bloomberg. Investors showed some concern over data that showed a …

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The Deals, Moves and Shakeups That Drove GovCon in 2014

EDITORS NOTE: The piece below is a special edition of the Weekly Roundup newsletter written by Jim Garrettson, president and founder of this website’s parent company Executive Mosaic, to recap the biggest stories in the GovCon sector for 2014. In this year-end issue, Jim wraps up the year with a …

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December 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Snaps 3-Day Skid, Fed Sends Interest Rate Signal

The GovCon Index ended its stretch of three consecutive days of losses with a gain of 1.042 points to close at 68.453 on Wednesday. Investors reacted to the Federal Reserve’s addition of the phrase “considerable time” in its latest policy statement and comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen that the central bank will …

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November 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises as Traders Find Positivity From Japan, Europe

The GovCon Index rose 0.9 percent during Tuesday’s trading day to close at 69.350. ATK (NYSE: ATK) and Orbital Sciences (NYSE: ORB) recorded the largest increases among listed companies as both firms said Tuesday they will continue to pursue the two-part transaction that sees ATK’s sporting group become an independent company and Orbital …

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November 11 End of Day Report: GovCon Index Stays Level With Monday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Tuesday at 68.348 — a tiny increase of 0.154 percent, or 0.105 points. Bloomberg said in its market summary that Tuesday’s trading day saw the three major stock indices record a fifth consecutive day of gains on the back of increases by homebuilder shares. The S&P 500 composite index ended Tuesday’s …

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October 17 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up Slightly at Market Close

With mixed market results, the GovCon Index closed slightly up by 0.359 points — or 0.569 percent — to 62.777. The S&P 500 closed flat at 1, 862.76 as the energy sector lead gains for that index. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 24.5 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16, 116.24 and the Nasdaq Composite ticked up 2 points …

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October 16 End of Day Report: GovCon Index Holds Level With Market

The GovCon Index entered the final hour of Wednesday trading at 62.696 — a nominal increase of 0.44 percent, or 0.28 points from Tuesday’s figures. Gainers led laggers 18-to-12 and Orbital Sciences (NYSE: ORB) recorded the largest increase at 6 percent after the company announced a 5-percent revenue jump for its third fiscal quarter. That percentage …

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Executive Mosaic Launches GovConIndex

Executive Mosaic Inc. has launched the Executive Mosaic GovConIndex; a composite index that tracks 30 of the leading publicly traded Government Contracting (GovCon) Companies. The goal of the index is to measure the health and performance of the GovCon industry through changes in the aggregate price of the component stocks. The represented …

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SRA Spacecraft Command Language On Board TacSat-3

SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions and strategic consulting services to both the private and public sectors, announced today the successful launch of the TacSat-3 satellite which is using SRA’s spacecraft command language (SCL) software to provide autonomous control of critical flight operations. The satellite launch supports …

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