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Harris Unveils 2 Board Appointments Under Jana Partners Pact

Melbourne, Florida-based Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has confirmed one appointment to the board of directors and the nomination of a second as part of the communications technology maker’s cooperation agreement with activist hedge fund Jana Partners. Barry Rosenstein’s Jana disclosed its position as one of Harris’ 10 largest shareholders in August and both agreed to two mutually-agreed …

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August 31 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls to End Red August, Lockheed & McKesson Pare GCI Decline

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index fell Wednesday to register a fifth decline over seven sessions in a stretch that puts the GCI in negative territory for August and ends its streak of monthly declines at six as U.S. market speculation over the next rate hike overshadows trading activity. Investors are looking at Friday’s labor report …

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August 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Drops, Lockheed & Primes Lead Losses on Low Volume Day

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held negative in a light trading session for U.S. stocks Tuesday as defense primes led GCI losses ahead of the July jobs report scheduled for release before markets open Friday. Tuesday’s decline represents the GovCon Index’s fifth decline over six days in a stretch driven by extended losses …

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August 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Down on McKesson Plunge Despite L-3 Upgrade & Bullish JPMorgan Defense Stock Forecast

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index stumbled to negative late afternoon Thursday on a plunge in McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) with other health stock declines despite an upgrade to L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) by JPMorgan and gains by other defense primes and government services providers. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers by roughly 2-to-1 ratio and eight …

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August 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Down on McKesson Decline as Health Losses Weigh on US Markets

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower Wednesday with McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) the worst net performer at more than double the decline of second-lowest Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as losses in healthcare shares dragged U.S. stocks into negative territory. General Dynamics was the only GovCon Index-S&P 500 company to record a gain, while McKesson was …

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August 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Held Down By Large Primes Against US Stock Gains

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower against across-the-board gains by U.S. stocks Tuesday as declines by large prime defense contractors weighed on the GCI. GovCon Index gainers edged laggers but only four of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed stocks closed green as Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) ended as the …

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August 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises Against Choppy US Stock Trade

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index recovered from a slightly negative open Monday and held positive against choppy activity in U.S. stock markets as speculation over the next interest rate hike continued to dominate investors’ attention. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers and unchanged stocks by a 2-to-1 ratio and eight of the GCI’s 11 …

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August 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Down, Lockheed in Steep Red & Leidos Up After Deal’s Closure

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index dropped at least one full net point Tuesday for the first time since June 24 on a sharp drop in Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) shares upon the defense contractor’s completion of the spinoff and subsequent merger of its government and technical services business into Leidos Holdings (NYSE: LDOS). Lockheed was the GCI’s …

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IHS Jane’s: Boeing to Help Maintain Australian F/A-18F, EA-18G Aircraft Under $203M Contract

Boeing (NYSE:BA) has secured a five-year, $203 million contract from Australia to provide a range of sustainment services for the Australian air force’s F/A-18F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft, IHS Jane’s reported Thursday. Jon Grevatt writes the Australian defense department said the contract covers engineering, supply chain management and maintenance services. Raytheon (NYSE:RTN), Northrop …

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August 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Swings Positive on Orbital ATK Rebound & Lockheed Rise

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index staged a rally Thursday to barely miss a new record close as Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) regained some ground from a record plunge in the previous session and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) rose to a new 52-week high in intraday trade. The Index closed 0.179 points shy of the …

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