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October 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat on Even Gainer-Lagger Split, Posts 3rd Straight Weekly Loss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held flat Friday despite gains in the larger U.S. stock market on positive bank earnings reports and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s comment that the country may be able to handle a “high pressure” economy with a tight labor market. Friday’s gain was not enough to lift the GovCon Index into positive over …

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Rodin Lyasoff Promoted to CEO at Airbus’ A3 Innovation Outpost

Rodin Lyasoff, a former project executive at Airbus Group‘s A3 advanced projects and partnerships outpost in Silicon Valley, has been promoted to lead A3 as chief executive. He succeeds Paul Eremenko, who was appointed as the aerospace and defense contractor’s  chief technology officer,  Airbus said Tuesday. Lyasoff has supported the development of …

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October 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted on Boeing & Services Gains as US Stocks Ride Oil Bounce

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index returned above the 80-point barrier Monday on strong gains by Boeing (NYSE: BA) and services-oriented companies as energy shares led U.S. stocks higher in conjunction with a rise in crude oil prices. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers at a 6-to-1 ratio but five of its 11 S&P 500 components …

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October 7 Market Close: GovCon Index Plunges 1%, Falls Below 80 on Honeywell Earnings Guidance Miss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index registered its second loss of at least 1 percent in six sessions Friday to register its second consecutive weekly decline on Honeywell International‘s (NYSE: HON) largest one-day plunge in 15 months on an earnings guidance miss and other falls by mid-tier contractors. Friday’s sharp decline puts the GCI at …

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October 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Stuck in Neutral on S&P Stocks’ Gains, KBR and McKesson Declines

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed flat Monday to start the year’s fourth quarter as a rebound by Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) in conjunction with advances by other large- and mid-tier primes offset declines by KBR (NYSE: KBR) and McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK). GovCon Index gainers slightly edged laggers and eight of its 11 S&P 500 companies advanced with Raytheon …

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September 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower on HII Downgrade, US Stocks Higher as Fed Meeting Begins

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed in narrow range Tuesday after Cowen and Company downgraded the stock of military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and GCI decliners over gainers at roughly 2-to-1 ratio. Newport News, Virginia-based Huntington Ingalls ended as the GovCon Index’s worst net performer on Cowen and Company’s downgrade of HII to …

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Rockwell Collins Wins Potential $93M DLA Contract for Tactical Navigation System Spares

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has won a  five-year, $93 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to supply spare parts for various tactical navigation systems to the Defense Logistics Agency and the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Thursday two offers were submitted to the DLA’s land and maritime unit for the contract. Work will occur at Rockwell Collins’ facility …

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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 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Up on ICF Earnings Beat, Huntington Ingalls Lifts Before 2Q Report

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rebounded Friday on gains by ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) on a second quarter earnings beat, plus boosts by Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB). The GovCon Index posted a gain of 0.292 points to 82.476 and six of the GCI’s 11 S&P 500-listed stocks closed positive as …

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