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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 5 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises on Huntington Ingalls & McKesson Gains, Orbital ATK Down on Sales Miss

The GovCon Index stayed clear of choppy activity in U.S. financial markets with a gain of 0.705 points — or 0.929 percent — to 76.572 on a first quarter earnings beat by shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and a sharp spike in McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) shares. Huntington Ingalls rose 4.13 percent after the …

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May 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Up on L-3 Upgrade as Defense Primes Follow

The GovCon Index started the first week of May with a gain of 0.493 points to 76.854 in an attempt at a recovery from two days of sharp losses incurred Thursday and Friday for the final days of April trade. Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) closed up 6 cents to $41.63 with 309, 200 shares …

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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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April 25 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Positive Week Ahead of 1Q Earnings Reports

The GovCon Index ended the Friday trading session with a gain of 0.387 points to 76.369 to close its second consecutive week in positive territory. Eleven GCI-listed companies, including the five largest government and defense contractors in the U.S., will report first-quarter earnings this week. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday: Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) …

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April 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Holds Positive Against Volatile Markets Ahead of 1Q Defense Earnings Week

The GovCon Index held against choppy trading activity in U.S. markets during the afternoon session Friday to close at a gain of 0.387 points to 76.369 and notch its second consecutive week in the positive. Friday also marks the Index’s seventh weekly gain over the last eight in a stretch that has seen it climb nearly …

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April 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Sinks on Rockwell Collins 2Q Sales Miss, Vectrus Decline

The GovCon Index extended its slide into a second consecutive session Thursday with a decline of 0.372 points to 75.982 driven by a mixed second-quarter earnings report from aviation technology manufacturer Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL). Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell Collins fell 5.18 percent — or $4.87 — to end Thursday as GovCon Index’s largest numerical …

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April 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits 75 for First Time in 2016 on 1% Surge

The GovCon Index rode across-the-board positive activity in U.S. markets Wednesday with a gain of 1.224 percent to 75.399, which represents the GCI’s first close above 75 points this year so far under its current 30-company composition. First-quarter earnings from JPMorgan that topped analyst estimates drove the S&P 500 composite index to …

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April 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifts on HII Upgrade, US Markets Up on Energy Gains

The GovCon Index staged a full reversal from an early morning dip into negative territory Tuesday to close at a gain of 0.482 points to 74.487 as energy shares helped spur U.S. markets into positive. Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) was the GCI’s top nominal gainer at $2.22 — or …

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