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SAIC to Buy Intell Contractor Scitor for $790M Cash; Tony Moraco Comments

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has agreed to acquire intelligence community contractor Scitor Corp. for $790 million cash from private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners in a push to expand in the IC and Air Force markets. SAIC expects to close the transaction in May 2015 and for the deal to increase its …

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February 17 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Gains on Thursday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed on a high for the fourth straight day Thursday at 19.503 or 0.231 points. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 46.97 points to 18, 019.35, the Standard & Poor’s 500 composite index rose 8.51 points to 2, 096.99 and the NASDAQ composite index gained 36.22 points to 4, 893.84. Top Percentage Gainers …

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February 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Up Ahead of President’s Day

The GovCon Index rose for a fourth consecutive day by 0.231 points to close at 69.503 ahead of the President’s Day weekend. Energy and services sector stocks led gains and traders continued to cast their eyes on negotiations between Greece and its creditors on the country’s debt situation, the Wall Street Journal reported. The …

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February 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls, Greek Debt Talks Drag US Stocks

The GovCon Index started the trading week with a decline of 0.44 points — or 0.6 percent — to close at 73.746 Monday and end a three-day gain streak. On Tuesday, the GovCon Index will replace ATK and Orbital Sciences with Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), the company formed out of the merger of ATK’s aerospace and defense …

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February 5 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises With US Stocks, Oil Prices

The GovCon Index broke the 73-point barrier for the first time Thursday to record a gain of 0.746 points — or 1.004 percent — and close at 73.471. Oil prices rose more than 6 percent Thursday after an 8.7-percent decline Wednesday and investors also reacted to a strengthening of the dollar and earnings …

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February 4 Market Close: GovCon Index Records Flat Day, US Stocks React to ECB’s Greece Decision

The GovCon Index saw a relatively flat day of trading Wednesday with a nominal gain of 0.065 points — or 0.089 percent — to close at 72.726. Most U.S. stocks fell late in the trading day after the European Central Bank said it would suspend a waiver to let banks use the Greek government’s …

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February 2 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Rise on Oil Surge and Greece News

The GovCon Index rose in tandem with the larger U.S. stock market to record a gain of 0.766 points — or 1.059 percent — and close at 71.501 on February 2015’s first trading day. U.S. crude oil ended the day at its highest price in almost a month — $49.57 per barrel — and …

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January 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Sinks 1%, Durable Goods Orders Fall in December

The GovCon Index reflected a sell-off in U.S. stock markets to record a decline of 1.301 percent — or 0.918 points — to close at 75.529. Orbital Sciences (NYSE: ORB) — the index’s largest gainer for the day — saw its stock price jump 2.36 percent to 30.32 per share after it said its merger with …

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January 26 Morning Report: GovCon Index Closes Friday with Slight Gain

The GovCon Index recorded a gain of 0.211 points (0.290%) to close at a new all-time high of 72.557 on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 141.38 points to 17, 672.60, the Standard &Poor’s 500 was down 11.33 points at 2, 051.82 and the NASDAQ composite index gained 7.48 points to 4, 757.88. Top Percentage Gainers   Company …

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January 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Ticks Up, US Stocks Have Mixed Day

The GovCon Index held relatively level against a mixed day of results in the U.S. stock market and recorded a slight gain of 0.211 points — or 0.290 percent — to close at a new all-time high of 72.557 on Friday. Disappointing earnings results from companies such as UPS and Kimberly-Clark offset investor confidence in the European …

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