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January 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Rallies 1% Despite Global Market Declines

The GovCon Index showed signs of life Thursday with a gain of 1.105 percent to 73.040 amid further turmoil in international financial markets as U.S. stocks also rallied amid global losses. The S&P 500 rose 1.67 percent to show its largest gain in almost six weeks and go back above …

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Army Awards 17 Spots on $900M Chem-Bio Defense Logistics Support IDIQ

The U.S. Army has awarded positions on a potential four-year, $900 million contract to 17 companies to provide logistics support services for the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense. The contractors will compete for individual task orders under the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Tuesday. …

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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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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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Reuters: CACI the Lead Candidate for Potential $4B Bid on Lockheed’s Govt IT Business

CACI International (NYSE: CACI), Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) and Engility (NYSE: EGL) have been named as interested bidders for the government information technology business of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Reuters reported Friday. Mike Stone and Andrea Shalal write that CACI has emerged in the lead for a potential $4 billion purchase of …

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Roundup of 2015: A Year Defined by Deals Ends w/ One in Congress & more

Roundup of 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson (This is the last edition of the Roundup for 2015. Thank you for your readership and participation, have a great Christmas & New Year’s and see you again in 2016.) $15 …

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December 15 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Rise as Investors Await Fed’s Interest Rate Call

The GovCon Index rebounded with the larger U.S. stock market Thursday to record a gain of 0.165 points to 75.932 on the last trading day before the Federal Reserve‘s two-day meeting. Navistar International (NYSE: NAV) led Index gainers at 7.69 percent to $8.82 a day after the armored truck manufacturer hit a 52-week low of …

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L-3 Agrees on $550M Gov’t Services Segment Sale to CACI

New York City-based defense contractor L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has agreed to sell its government services business segment to Arlington, Virginia-headquartered public sector services company CACI International (NYSE: CACI) for $550 million cash, the companies said Tuesday. The companies expect the transaction to close by March 2016 pending regulatory approvals and CACI said in investor slides …

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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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