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February 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises on Blue Chip Gains With Trump Tax Cuts in Focus

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rose Monday in tandem with major U.S. equity indices that set new record highs as investors continued to bet President Donald Trump’s plans for lower corporate taxes and regulations can boost economic growth. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners by an 8-to-1 ratio as 10 of its 11 S&P …

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February 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Breaks 90 After 2 Months Below Mark, Ends Week Higher

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed above the 90-point barrier for the first time in two months Friday to end the week higher as all three major U.S. stock indices closed at record highs for a second consecutive session on extended investor anticipation over President Donald Trump’s tax announcement within the next …

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February 9 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Lift After Trump Tax Policy Hint

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index climbed Thursday on strong gains by large aerospace primes and services contractors as all three major U.S. stock indices hit record highs in intraday trade after President Donald Trump said he would give a tax policy announcement in the next few weeks. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggards by …

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January 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Advances With Boeing Lift, Lockheed Drags on Dimmed Guidance & Sikorsky Material Weakness

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher Tuesday on a lift from Boeing (NYSE: BA) and government services stocks as Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) fell after the defense contractor reported material weaknesses related to internal controls for financial statements at its Sikorsky helicopter subsidiary. All three major U.S. stock indices also advanced as the S&P …

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January 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Inches Gain, US Stocks Pare Advances After Trump Inaugural Speech

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held higher Friday to post a weekly advance on boosts from from blue chip stock McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) and aerospace company Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) after a first quarter earnings. U.S. stocks sharply pared their gains after now President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech as uncertainty set in equity markets on uncertainty …

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January 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted by Platform Maker Gains Against Red Majority Ahead of Inauguration

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed higher Thursday as gains by large defense platform and product makers helped offset declines by a majority of the GCI’s 30 stocks with mid-tier prime contractors and government services providers in red. U.S. stocks traded lower by comparison with real estate the largest drag on equities in the …

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January 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Down on Shipbuilder Declines, Financials Drive S&P 500 Lower

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Tuesday on declines from major military shipbuilders and defense technology makers as U.S. stocks traded lower with a 2.28-percent decline by financial shares the main contributor after a three-day weekend for equity markets. GovCon Index laggards outnumbered advancers by an 9-to-1 ratio and overall top performer McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) was the …

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January 17 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Gain on Defense Prime Stock Boost

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday with a 0.464-percent climb to 88.863 as gainers outnumbered laggards at a 2-to-1 ratio with strong performances by defense prime stocks. L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) was GCI’s top net performer while Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) led the listed stocks in percentage gained. The Index’s rebound comes amid investor optimism …

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Lockheed Continues Mentorship of Accurate Machine and Tool

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 13, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) continues to mentor Accurate Machine and Tool under the Defense Department‘s Mentor-Protege Program to develop the small business’ efforts to support more customers and pursue opportunities in the public sector as a prime contractor, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Lockheed said Wednesday it received a three-year …

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RapidSOS Appoints Former Raytheon Chair, CEO William Swanson to Advisory Board

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 13, 2017 — RapidSOS has named William Swanson, former Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) chairman and CEO, to the advisory board of the New York-based emergency communications technology company, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. Swanson has at least 40 years of experience in cybersecurity, defense and communications, RapidSOS said Tuesday. He held various …

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