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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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Former Honeywell Defense & Space Chief Carey Smith Joins Parsons as Federal Unit Head

Carey Smith, former president of Honeywell‘s (NYSE: HON) defense and space business, has joined Parsons Corp. as president of the Pasadena, Calif.-based engineering and infrastructure services contractor’s U.S. federal business unit. Parsons said Tuesday Tom Roell will return to his full-time post as vice chairman and chief risk adviser after …

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Boeing Appoints Stanley Deal New CEO of Commercial-Defense Global Services Org

Stanley Deal, a 30-year aerospace industry veteran and a senior vice president at Boeing (NYSE: BA), has been named president and CEO of a newly-established global services business unit that brings together functions from the Chicago-based company’s commercial and defense segments. He will directly report to CEO Dennis Muilenburg as a …

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Cubic FY 2017 Guidance Falls Below Street Outlook, Contractor Expects Defense Order Delay Resolutions

GovCon Index-listed Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) issued earnings and revenue guidance below Wall Street’s consensus outlook for the company’s 2017 fiscal year started Oct. 1 with expectations of delayed orders from the Defense Department to be received over the next 12 months. San Diego-based Cubic said in October the DoD funding delays would impact …

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November 21 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts 2nd Straight Weekly Gain Amid Defense Stock Outlook

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index recorded a 0.134-percent or 0.117-point increase Friday to 87.249 to register its second consecutive weekly gain as investors continue to have a positive outlook on defense stocks compared to healthcare and other sectors. GCI gainers outnumbered laggards Friday with L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) as the best net performer and Leidos (NYSE: …

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November 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower as Defense Primes Slow Post-Election Surge

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower Wednesday on sell-offs in its largest defense prime components as U.S. stocks also held modestly down with financial stocks and utilities among the most notable decliners. GovCon Index laggards outnumbered gainers by a 2-to-1 ratio and all 11 of its S&P 500 components fell with Lockheed Martin …

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November 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Post-Election Gain Streak Ends With 1% Decline, US Stocks Advance

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index ended its four-day post-election gain streak with a 1-percent decline Tuesday as investors sold defense shares that had surged since Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential election victory Nov. 8. In contrast, U.S. stocks were lifted Tuesday on bounces in technology and energy shares as the latter sector rose in conjunction with …

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