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November 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Nudges Green, Fed Chair Tells Congress Rate Hike Near

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index nudged a slight gain Thursday in a mostly positive session for the U.S. stock market at-large as investors listened to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s congressional testimony. GovCon Index decliners edged advancers and three of its 11 S&P 500 components closed green with Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) the best net gainer among …

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Fitch Forecasts 4-Year Increase in DoD Budget, Defense Spending After Trump Win

Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings expects the Defense Department‘s budget and overall defense spending to increase in the next four years on Donald Trump’s election as president with the cybersecurity environment and U.S. Navy as key potential beneficiaries. Fitch said Wednesday it improved its credit view of the U.S. defense sector on top of its pre-election forecast of …

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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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November 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts 4th Straight 1%-Plus Gain, AECOM Surges on CEO’s Infrastructure Comments

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index added at least 1 full percent for a fourth consecutive session Monday to new all-time high as defense primes continued to lead gainers and construction company AECOM (NYSE: ACM) also climbed after its CEO offered investors a positive outlook on U.S. infrastructure spending. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered …

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Weekly Roundup November 7 – November 11, 2016: Election Results Significantly Impact Markets

November 7 – November 11, 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Red was the dominant color all over the electoral map Tuesday night and green has taken over many corners of Wall Street since with defense and other GovCon stocks …

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Maximus Issues FY 2017 Outlook Falls Below Street Forecasts, Expects Continued Brexit Currency Headwinds

GovCon Index-listed Maximus (NYSE: MMS) released earnings and revenue guidance for fiscal year 2017 below the consensus Wall Street forecast Thursday in part on expectations of continued headwinds from the British pound’s post-Brexit weakening. The Reston, Virginia-based government services contractor forecasts earnings of $2.90-$3.10 per share versus the analysts’ midpoint forecast of …

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November 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Ends at Record High With 5% Surge, Investors Bet on Defense Spending Uptick

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index climbed 5 percent for a record one-day gain and closing value Wednesday as investors made large buys of shares in large defense primes on expectations of increased defense spending under incoming Pres. Donald Trump after his watershed election win Tuesday. The U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index …

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November 9 Intraday Special Report: GovCon Index Up 4% & Surging Toward Largest One-Day Climb, Defense Primes Pace Gains

As of 11:15 a.m. Eastern time, Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index is trading up 4 percent and on pace to record its largest one-day gain since its October 2014 inception as investors have snapped up shares in large defense primes after the upset victory by Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential …

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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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