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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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Former Parsons Exec Phillip Lacombe Joins STG Group as President, COO

Phillip Lacombe, former head of the commercial cybersecurity and secure mission solutions businesses at Parsons, has been named president and chief operating officer at Reston, Virginia-based government services contractor STG. STG said Sept. 6 he will lead the company’s efforts to identify new business opportunities and develop new platforms for clients in the defense and national security technology sectors. …

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Lockheed Martin Opens Defense, Security Programs to Polish Industry

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 9, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, a state-owned defense consortium in Poland, have signed a letter of intent for PGZ member companies to take part in Lockheed’s defense and security programs, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The agreement works to boost the involvement of PGZ …

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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 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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