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Leidos Boosts Full-Year Guidance on 3Q Earnings Beat, Huntington Ingalls Misses Street’s Estimates

GovCon Index-listed companies Leidos Holdings (NYSE: LDOS) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) released third quarter financial results before markets opened Thursday with both contractors at different stages in major merger-and-acquisition activity. Leidos, the U.S.’ largest government services provider, raised full-year guidance for both earnings per share and revenue as third quarter EPS exceeded the …

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Huntington Ingalls to Buy Camber for $380M to Add IT, Govt Services Market Footprints

Military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has agreed to acquire government services contractor Camber Corp. for $380 million in a move to diversify revenue and add new information technology work with U.S. defense, intelligence and civilian agencies. Huntington Ingalls’ move for Camber comes in a year where other larger defense prime contractors …

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Enlightenment Capital Raises $147M for 2nd Fund; Delvin Talbott Comments

Washington-based private investment firm Enlightenment Capital has generated $147 million in capital commitments for its second fund in support of efforts to implement a strategy to invest in middle market firms in the aerospace, defense and government sector. Devin Talbott, managing partner at Enlightenment Capital, said in a statement released Tuesday the …

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L-3 Signals More Acquisitions This Year, CACI & Raytheon Pivot to Organic Growth Focus

Differing acquisition strategies among government services contractors and defense primes became a main discussion topic analysts raised in earnings calls Thursday morning with three GovCon companies that stated financial results. L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) hinted it could make more acquisitions this year with three announced already so far, while CACI International (NYSE: CACI) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) all signaled …

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Harris, Capstone Vet Richard White Joins Space Systems Loral as US Govt Lead

Richard White, a 31-year veteran from Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) and former CEO of government services contractor Capstone Corp., has joined spacecraft system and satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral to lead SSL’s U.S. government business as a senior vice president. Palo Alto, Calif.-based SSL said Thursday White will be based out of …

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October 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Tumbles on Raytheon & L-3 Guidance Misses, Other Defense Primes Lag

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted its biggest percentage decline in four weeks Thursday after Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and L-3 Communications (NYSE: RTN) posted guidance ranges below Wall Street analysts’ expectations with other large defense primes also the GCI’s largest drags. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered advancers at a 4-to-1 ratio and McKesson …

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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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