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November 28 Market Close: GovCon Index Down as Post-Election Rally Pauses

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index ended its six-day win streak Monday as U.S. stocks also took a break from the post-election rally after a stretch that saw equities post three straight weekly gains. GovCon Index decliners edged gainers and six of its 11 S&P 500 components advanced with General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) the …

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October 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Cuts Losses in PM Trade, Cubic Weighs After 4Q Earnings Caution

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index pared much of its losses during afternoon trade Thursday but failed to close in green as Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) tumbled after the company warned full-year earnings and revenue would fall below prior guidance on funding delays from the Defense Department. GovCon Index gainers slightly edged laggers after …

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September 28 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Move Green in PM Trade on Oil Supply Cut Reports

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index turned positive in mid-afternoon trade Wednesday along with U.S. stocks after reports surfaced that major oil producing countries reached an agreement to limit global supply with more details due in November. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers at a 4-to-1 ratio and eight of its 11 S&P 500 companies …

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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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AECOM 3Q Earnings Top Street Forecast, Revenue Misses on Energy Market Headwinds

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) reported third fiscal quarter earnings above the consensus analyst outlook Tuesday as revenue for the period fell year-over-year on continued softness in the oil and gas markets with exacerbated effects from the mid-year fire in Fort McMurray, Canada. Earnings for the quarter ended June 30 came in at 81 …

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August 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Dragged by Northrop & Other Defense Prime Losses

The GovCon Index stumbled Monday and failed to carry over momentum from Friday’s strong July jobs report as declines by major defense primes weighed on the GCI and losses by healthcare shares dragged down U.S. stocks. GovCon Index laggers outnumbered gainers by a 2-to-1 ratio and four of its 11 S&P 500-listed stocks posted gains with Northrop Grumman (NYSE: …

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June 2 Market Close: GCI Turns Around AM Decline, L-3 Hits 52-Week High on $2B AF Logistics Contract

The GovCon Index swung back into positive territory after an early morning decline Thursday and closed at a gain of 0.314 points to 78.927 as U.S. investors looked toward the release of Friday’s jobs report before markets open. L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) hit a new 52-week high in intraday trade after the New York City-based …

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May 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Nudges Gain on Boeing, Navistar Lift

The GovCon Index nudged out a gain of 0.081 points to 78.273 Wednesday on contributions from Boeing (NYSE: BA) and armored truck manufacturer Navistar International (NYSE: NAV). Boeing surged 1.07 percent and Navistar rose 9.09 percent, while shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) rebounded by one-half percent a day after its stock was downgraded to “Sell” from “Hold” by …

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December 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Retreats, Traders Return to Oil Focus

The GovCon Index held in negative territory throughout Wednesday and closed at a loss of 0.621 points to 77.761 as U.S. markets continued to be weighed down by oil price declines in both of the commodity’s major benchmarks. On a year-to-date basis, the Index remains above the 10-percent mark for a gain against declines in …

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December 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Swaps AM Gains for Sharp Loss as Investors Anticipate Rate Hike

The GovCon Index plummeted from a strong morning open to close at a steep decline of 1.346 percent to 76.570 that mirrored sharp losses for U.S. markets in the afternoon session. The Index approached a 1-percent gain mid-morning before its entry into negative territory that mirrored the U.S.’ three major stock …

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