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Boeing & Northrop Boost 2016 Outlooks as General Dynamics Posts 3Q Earnings Beat

Three of the world’s largest government contractors listed in both Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index and the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index released third quarter financial results before markets opened Wednesday. Boeing (NYSE: BA), General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) all posted earnings per share figures …

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Lockheed’s Revised 2016 Outlook Post-Leidos Deal Tops Street Consensus

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) unveiled revised full-year earnings and revenue guidance that exceeded Wall Street’s expectations Monday in the defense contractor’s first financial statement since the Aug. 16 spinout and merger of its former government services segment into Leidos Holdings (NYSE: LDOS). GovCon Index– and S&P 500-listed Lockheed sees earnings of $12.10 per share and $46.5 billion in revenue for …

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October 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifts on Defense Prime Gains, Rockwell Collins Tumbles on Flat Guidance

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held higher Monday with large prime contractors the top advancers to offset a large decline by Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) on flat revenue guidance for its current fiscal year as U.S. stocks advanced on deal activity and new earnings reports. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers at a 5-to-1 …

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Honeywell 3Q Earnings Meet Street Outlook, Revenue Tops Analyst Forecasts Despite Aerospace Sales Decline

Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) reported third quarter earnings that met analysts’ forecasts with revenue above Wall Street’s outlook before markets opened Friday nearly a week after the industrial conglomerate lowered full-year financial guidance in part on declines in its aerospace division. The GovCon Index– and S&P 500-listed company posted earnings of $1.67 per share …

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Textron 3Q Earnings Miss, Revenue Up 2% on Biz Jet Deliveries

Textron (NYSE: TXT) reported third quarter earnings below Wall Street’s expectation Thursday on restructuring costs and lower commercial deliveries in its Bell Helicopter segment. GovCon Index-S&P 500 company Textron reported $0.61 earnings per share versus the $0.67 analyst consensus with third quarter EPS excluding a $0.76 benefit from settlements of Internal Revenue Service audits and the $0.27-after tax restructuring …

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October 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Returns to Narrow Range as Energy Gains Boost US Stocks

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at a slight loss Wednesday to show a fourth session of tight movement over the last five on mixed activity in its large-cap members as U.S. stocks rode gains by energy producers on a 15-month high settlement in crude oil prices. GovCon Index laggers slightly edged gainers and six of its 11 …

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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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September 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted By Defense Tech Maker Gains, Fitch Ratings Backs Sector

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rebounded Tuesday on gains by defense technology makers as U.S. stocks also rose with jumps by technology and retail shares in conjunction with investor optimism on new consumer confidence data. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers at a 4-to-1 ratio and all 11 of its S&P 500 companies advanced as co-listed stocks represented seven of …

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September 26 Morning Report: GovCon Index Registers Weekly Gain on Fed’s Interest Rate Decision

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday with a decline of 0.495 percent to 81.375 but posted a weekly gain of 2.57 percent after the Federal Reserve decision Wednesday to maintain current interest rates. The GCI’s S&P 500-listed companies and other large defense contractors helped drive gains, with Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as the top net performer Friday …

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September 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Post-Fed Rate Decision Gains, KBR Joins GCI After Govt Services Acquisitions

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rose for a second straight session Thursday to extend gains on the Federal Reserve‘s Wednesday decision to leave interest rates unchanged on a mix of contributions from large defense platform makers and services-oriented contractors. Thursday also represented the GovCon Index’s first day of activity with KBR (NYSE: KBR) …

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