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December 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Drops on Steep Prime Declines, SAIC Climbs on Earnings Beat

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Thursday on steep losses among several of its large-cap prime components as U.S. stocks posted a small advance to a new record high close with financial shares the top performers at a 1-percent gain and industrials the largest laggards. Thursday’s decline puts the GCI below 90 points after a …

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Curtiss-Wright to Purchase Teletronics for $233M; David Adams Comments

Curtiss-Wright (NYSE: CW) has agreed to purchase Newtown, Pennsylvania-based commercial aerospace and defense systems provider Teletronics Technology Corporation for $233 million. Curtiss-Wright said Wednesday the acquired data acquisition and comprehensive flight test instrumentation systems manufacturer will commence operations within the former’s defense segment. “The acquisition of TTC will yield significant opportunities for growth …

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Boeing to Acquire Liquid Robotics, Maker of Autonomous Maritime Vehicle ‘Wave Glider’

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has agreed to purchase Sunnyvale, Calif.-based autonomous maritime vehicle manufacturer Liquid Robotics for an undisclosed sum in the airplane maker’s strategy to create new information services functions between the ocean and space. Boeing said Tuesday its acquisition of the company behind the Wave Glider ocean surface robot also aims to continue a partnership …

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L-3 Unveils New Name & Rebranding to Reflect Technology Strategy Shift

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) will transition to the new name of L3 Technologies on Dec. 31 in an effort to reflect the New York City-based defense contractor’s repositioning as a provider of technology products. The company will also transition its portal to the new address L3T.com and update the corporate logo while its New …

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November 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Retreats, Ends Best Month Since July as US Stocks Stay in Tight Range

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index retreated Wednesday on declines by large prime and middle-tier services contractors that offset a surge by McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) in a session that saw U.S. stocks trade in narrow range to close the month of November. U.S. market activity was dominated by the agreement among OPEC countries to reduce …

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Lockheed, Raytheon CEOs Highlight Intl Sales Environment Amid Oil Price Headwinds & Incoming Trump Administration

The chief executives of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) described to investors Wednesday their expectations of the foreign military sales environment in light of oil price volatility worldwide and President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign suggestion that U.S. allies contribute more financial resources to their own defense. Both CEOs told …

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November 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Briefly Touches, Closes Short of 90 Points

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index ended at an all-time record close for a fourth session over the last five Tuesday and briefly touched the 90-point barrier for the first time in its two-year history during afternoon trade to resume its post-election rally with defense stocks in particular strong performers. The U.S. equity benchmark S&P 500 also climbed …

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November 28 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts 3rd Straight Record Close, Weekly Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index climbed 0.721 percent to 89.518 for the shortened trading session Friday to register a third consecutive record-high close as gainers outnumbered decliners by a 4-to-1 ratio. Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) was the GCI’s top net performer and Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) was the top percentage gainer. The Index also …

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November 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Sets 3rd Straight Record Close in Half-Day Session

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index set a third straight record-high close Friday to a third consecutive weekly gain in a shortened U.S. stock trading session as financial markets closed at 1 p.m. Eastern time. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 4-to-1 ratio and all 11 of its S&P 500 stocks closed green with Huntington Ingalls …

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November 22 Market Close: GovCon Index, S&P 500 Notch Record Closes to Extend Post-Election Rally

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index set a new closing record Tuesday with a 1-percent gain paced by defense prime and government services stocks as the U.S. bellwether S&P 500 also ended at an all-time high in spite of healthcare stock declines. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners at a 4-to-1 ratio and nine of its 11 …

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